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One more emachine motherboard issue - help needed

By samsu
Feb 1, 2008
  1. Hi,

    I think there is no need to describe emachine motherboard issue as it has been discussed so many times. I think it is suffice to say that I own emachine T2893 and as some of you have guessed it already, my motherboard died.

    I will try to describe it easy way:

    What I have:
    emachine T2893 desktop

    Problem:
    seems like motherboard is dead. When I turn on pc, power supply fan starts but nothing after that, nothing on screen, cpu fan does not start. only small green light on motherboard.

    troubleshooting I have done:
    I have tried to replace power supply by it didn't help and everything stays as it is. so, I think it is the motherboard.

    What I need help with:
    I don't want to spend money on new PC or more money on repairing. I want to buy cheap replacement which will start my PC. I have found some cheap motherboad/cpu combo on Newegg.com.
    www(dot)newegg(dot)com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135060
    www(dot)newegg(dot)com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121317
    Will this work? any compatibility issue? I don't want to spend more than $100 on this.

    FYI...
    motherboard replacement from emachine:
    parts.emachines.com/emachines/moreinfo.asp?product_id=69215
    www(dot)impactcomputers(dot)com/mbem102257sb.html

    Has anybody repalced motherboard before? any other suggection?

    PS: I know my XP version may not work with new motherboard and I know I will have to find some other solution to it. Please don't include anything on it in your answer.
     
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,690   +1,879

    Whoops.....

    Samsu, You must have "automatically parse links in text" enabled (checked), to have working links in your post. It's below the posting textbox under "additional options. Then you can copy and paste URL(s) to your hearts content. Beyond that, I'm sure you'll get help when you clear this up.

    Also, if you're using "No Script" in Firefox, you must allow "techspot.com". ( That's the only script necessary).
     
  3. samsu

    samsu TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am new to this forum and it does not allow me to post any links when you are posting for the first time.
     
  4. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy TS Rookie Posts: 89

    if possible, through in a video card and see what happens. Also, try just using one stick of ram, then the other.
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,690   +1,879

    Soon.....

    I'm just replying, so that you'll reply until you're allowed to use links.
     
  6. samsu

    samsu TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ......................
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    This could take awhile. :)
     
  8. samsu

    samsu TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I hope you can see links this time...

    What I have:
    emachine T2893 desktop

    Problem:
    seems like motherboard is dead. When I turn on pc, power supply fan starts but nothing after that, nothing on screen, cpu fan does not start. only small green light on motherboard.

    troubleshooting I have done:
    I have tried to replace power supply by it didn't help and everything stays as it is. so, I think it is the motherboard.

    What I need help with:
    I don't want to spend money on new PC or more money on repairing. I want to buy cheap replacement which will start my PC. I have found some cheap motherboad/cpu combo on Newegg.com.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135060
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121317
    Will this work? any compatibility issue? I don't want to spend more than $100 on this. Any other suggestion for replacement?

    FYI...
    motherboard replacement from emachine:
    http://parts.emachines.com/emachines/moreinfo.asp?product_id=69215
    http://www.impactcomputers.com/mbem102257sb.html

    Has anybody repalced motherboard before? any other suggection?
     
  9. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    You will have compatibility issues.
    The Windows Recovery disk you got with the eMachines will ONLY WORK on an eMachines motherboard.
    The Windows installed on the hard drive will detect any other motherboard and immediately stop working. You will need a full version of Windows (Not just and OEM version or upgrade version) to get your current Windows on the hard drive working without losing data. But you can rescue the data from it by installing the drive as a slave.
    If you replace the eMachines motherboard with another from eMachines, you will likely experience the same failure within two years.
    Best to start over.
    Your CPU, CPU fan, Hard drive, optical drives and modem are still good. The power supply and motherboard are not worth keeping.
    Get something decent like a low end Lenovo for $399... it will work long and often.
    If you decide to get a new motherboard, you will spend days and days getting it installed. Can you afford the time. Can you deal with the frustration?
    Good luck to you. Let us know what you decide, and how everything turns out.
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,690   +1,879

    Six of one, half a dozen of the other......

    First read Raybay's post, then take into account my elaboration on it.
    Were you to go with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135060
    You would need to purchase an OEM copy of Windows to be able to use it. This is fairly old technology so it might be better to go with a copy of XP, as you probably won't be able to find updated drivers to go with the chipset.: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116056 As you see, $90.00.
    When you install Windows it wipes everything off the drive you are installing it on. That 's where you lose all your data. So, it's either buy a new hard drive, (This would work): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148247 or, install your HDD into another machine, and remove all the data before you begin.
    I don't think a heatsink fan comes with the ECS board, and since it's AMD and not Intel, you would have to buy one of these also.

    Bear in mind, once you install an OEM copy of Windows, it's wedded to that motherboard forever. So, since this is old technology we're talking about preserving, you should take a long hard look at your other options before you commit.

    As a final note of caution, you would need to, (or at the very least should), read some material on building a computer to help insure success on the first try.
     
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