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Need a replacement motherboard

By LaNkY_mAtT
Feb 5, 2007
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  1. i have a emachines 8210 and it wouldnt turn on so i took it to a friend who works with computers and he said the motherboard had gone he tried a new psu and it still wouldnt turn on so it isnt the psu can anyone lead me to an replacement board
  2. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    I recommed asus

    http://usa.asus.com/index.htm

    Be sure it's for your cpu.It's a good upgrade.It will require a complete reinstall of plug an play devices.Start with video then add the others 1 at a time.
    Be totally shut down by power supply switch when adding cards.
    Don't buy oem's if your doing the installations.
    Note: Get one with an installation manual and cd.
  3. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Be aware that only an eMachines motherboard will work with that version of Windows XP recovery they sent with the machine. So you will need to add a valid Windows XP OEM.
    Also, the hard drive won't work with the new motherboard until you install Winodws in the repair mode.
    The replacement motherboard is available from eMachines for $159.95 to $211.95, but it will likely be no more reliable than the one you now have. eMachines motherboards have the highest failure rate of all computerdom.
    You can get Windows XP Home OEM for $64 to $89 at discount online sites, or $99 at Wal-Mart
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