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Help with no boot

By ikesmasher
Apr 18, 2011
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  1. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,949   +381

    ill probably result to taking it to the local tech place and seeing if they can tell if its a RAM installation problem or a circitry problem. Cause its NOT worth it to buy a new mobo for this thing.
     
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Please let us know the result.
     
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,949   +381

    k.
    thanks for the help guys!
     
  4. mycomputerladyb

    mycomputerladyb TS Rookie

    I've read through the post, but Im not sure if you have tried this. IF the problem is the CPU, you can start troubleshooting by pulling the power and connection to One piece at a time. So pull the Modem, and reboot, if it does the same thing, turn it off, and put the modem back in. Now pull the Network Card, f it does the same thing, turn it off, and put the Network Card back in. Now pull the CD ROM.... and so on. If pulling all of the hardware out and booting still makes the Computer do the same thing... then it will be the CPU. It upsetting... but that is usually what it is!
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    This is probably a 4 or 5 year old or older Pentium 4 eMachines computer. The CPU is probably fine unless the thermal paste is dried up or burned. The motherboard has failed as I have refurbished many of these with "new" Intel P4 motherboards with DDR2 memory and a much beefier power brand name supply AND using the same 400MHz CPU!
     
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,949   +381

    At this point, im almost certain its the mobo. Im sure its not the CPU. It booted a few times before...
    Its DDR, and some AMD athlon 3000+ proccessor.
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Yes, I don't know where all these "bad CPU's" come from. I may have found 1 in my 38 years experience. You can probably find an AMD Athlon 3000+ socket motherboard and be able to use the original CPU with new memory and power supply. It is probably a mini-ATX motherboard. The front panel wires may have to be modified in their positions, but this is not that hard to do. Good luck :)
     
  8. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,949   +381

    its not really worth it..This thing is pretty old anyway. But thanks for the help guys. Still gonna take it down to the tech place later, and if i cant fix it cheap, Ill see if they will give me any kind of cash for it for parts.
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Okay ikesmasher,
    at least you probably got some good use out of it...
     
  10. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,949   +381

    Ha, i did learn from it i have to say.
     


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