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Need Help With Emachine

By trashman
Nov 3, 2006
  1. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    I bet this XP Upgrade of Steeler-Sandy will work with a full install version of Win Me... Raybay
     
  2. steeler sandy

    steeler sandy TS Rookie

    Another question:
    I was talking to someone at work who is somewhat familiar with building computers. He said I may need to replace my ram as well. That usually when a motherboard fries, it takes out the memory sticks. Is this so?
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    With the 20 or so Emachines I repaired last year, I never saw a bad CPU or bad RAM. I had only one bad hard drive, 1 PCI modem besides the motherboard or power supplies. All the rest only had bad motherboards and power supplies. I did build 5 total replacement systems, for former Emachines owners
     
  4. steeler sandy

    steeler sandy TS Rookie

    Thank you, Tmagic. You guys are being a great help to me. I am so glad I found this board.
     
  5. steeler sandy

    steeler sandy TS Rookie

    My emachine is back up and running. Thanks to all of you for your help.
    A guy my husband works with does their companys' computer work. He fixed mine for just parts cost @ the companys' cost.
    He got a Asus A8V-VM SE motherboard that works with my cpu chip. All is working great now.
    Thanks again.
     
  6. steeler sandy

    steeler sandy TS Rookie

    Oh, forgot...only cost me 60 buckeroonies. I like that, yessiree, bob!
     
  7. ohmand

    ohmand TS Rookie

    Is it my motherboard or is it my new Power Supply

    I had a power outage a few days ago and after that I could not start my e-machines computer. It doesn't even turn on! So being thrifty I went to tiger direct and ordered a new power supply and cpu fan. They came quick enough but when I replaced them I still get absolutely NO power to the system. So my question is, would a faulty motherboard cause NO power or do you think I got a "bad" new power supply?

    This is my second e-machines, the first one lasted forever with no issues, but this one is only 1.5 years old!

    A new motherboard is $160 from e-machines and if I have to replace that I may as well buy a new computer!
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Go for the new computer... Much less headaches
     
  9. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,634

    and don't get another e-machine.
     
  10. Herbssat

    Herbssat TS Rookie Posts: 64

    My sentiments exactly. I have literally stopped working on them here.The last one I repaired had three issues-Power supply, mobo, and cd-rw drive. I had done a lot of work to this particular computer and out of the clear blue; the machine started up on its own and blew out the power supply and the mobo. Sorry piece of junk. In most cases; I recommend that the customer gut the mobo and power supply and buy a copy of xp as others have suggested. However, since most customers want to take the cheap way out, one might as well be talking to the wall in most cases.When they ask me to repair an E-Machine; I give them the worst case scenario so customers will know what to expect in advance with no surprises.
     
  11. xXxZxXx

    xXxZxXx TS Rookie Posts: 107


    I had the same problem as you, and I had my warranty in effect at the time, but when it was diagnosed as a Windows Failure.
     
     
  12. djamesh55

    djamesh55 TS Rookie

    Hi I have two Emachines they are T 2796 an a T6216 both mother boards are bad I know the power supply took them out one power up noo post the other dont power up I was told by skyline engeneer the power supply is the poblem. they say to pull the motherboard out and the power supply to if you dont pull the power supply out it will damage the new board. need help to see if any one knows about a law suit for this .
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    If these emachines are both out of warranty, you are really out of luck trying to sue. Gateway owns eMachines now. Just gut the systems re-using only the case and build decent computers using new motherboards, power supplies, memory and CPU
     
  14. djamesh55

    djamesh55 TS Rookie

  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    All eMachines (Gateway) has to do, is honor the warranty. If I bought an eMachines, I would immediately replace the power supply
     
  16. geeksquadof1

    geeksquadof1 TS Rookie

    I have two friends, with two different eMachines stories. One has had his for about 2 years, without any problems or defects. (made before the major SNAFUS) and the other bought one about 2-3 months ago. This one has had the power supply die, he got it replaced, and now the mobo is dead. Power supply still works though... (Antec)

    For the processor, what would be a good replacement board that doesn't cost too much? (ASUS or nVidia prefered, less than $80?)

    EDIT: Socket mPGA-478
     
  17. capton854

    capton854 TS Rookie

    I am stuck with the same problem. I have an E machine t3958 , I opened case for cleaning . Plugged everything back together , and NOTHING. Little green light is ON on the motheboard but nothing is working. I mistakenly disconnected the three cords from the front panel and did not pay attention to where they go back. I have looked at the manual and still cant figure out where they go.
    can you help a very fustrated dork out and tell me which goes where?? After reading around on this site i think my motherboard is gone but want to get these wires hooked back up first to see what happens.......

     
  18. halkelley

    halkelley TS Rookie

    Broken PWR S/W switch

    my emachine PWR S/W switch is broken....anyone know where I can replace it?...emachine parts will only sell a whole new front panel assembly for $30+

    tia
     
  19. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Buy a momentarily closed pushbutton switch from Radio Shack and mount it anywhere on the case front... Attach the wires from the old switch to the new switch. Simple fix, and cheap too, under $10 bucks easily
     
  20. krwling1050

    krwling1050 TS Rookie

    Hi Everyone, I was wondering if anybody could help me out ....
    My E Machine died on me after 2 years. I checked all the sources for error, cables, power supply etc,but my OS won't load, my screen is blank and none of my input devices are working...
    So I decided to heck with Emachine for Life ! Now I am planning to building a new PC with the parts from the Emachine,previously I installed a brand new 400gigs IDE hard disk , 1 gig graphics, card, a new dvd drive in my emachine. Now I want to build a new Pc using the previous supplies... I know I need a new MOBO but I don't exactly know which kind.... to buy Today most of them are SATA and mine HD and DVD is IDE and I wanted to to convert my processor to Intel. Any help would be appreciated. ....Thanks...
     
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