Hi, Video problem with an Emachine T2200

By sAm-iAm ยท 6 replies
Sep 25, 2006
  1. i have an emachine at home which is my nephews. he always relies on me when it comes to software and hardware problems. up to now i was able to trouble shoot his pc but this time im a bit lost.i was hoping someone in here
    would help :).

    problem: it wouldnt power up at all no lights no nothin.
    i replace the power supply and now it powers up lights on but no video.
    fan on video card not turning so i said ok ill try my graphics card on his. my cards fan turns ok on his pc but still no video. not even on the onboard video hook up. any suggestions?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It sounds to me like your mobo(motherboard) has died, or maybe the psu you replaced isn`t compatible with your computer. The reason I say this is because Emachines tend to use proprietary parts. This may include the psu.

    Other members will probably have a better idea on the psu.

    From what I can gather Emachines are notoriously unreliable at the best of times. When the power supply failed, it`s probably taken the mobo with it.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. sAm-iAm

    sAm-iAm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i was afraid of that..being the mobo that is cause i tried 2 psus already..
    thanks allot for your help Howard :) i just needed a second opinion
  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    The T series eMachines have a history or power supply failures that damage the motherboard. The powersupplies they used didnt have overvoltage protection.
  5. sAm-iAm

    sAm-iAm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OMG that i did not know vega thx...because i did have to replace the psu. I thought thats was the only problem
  6. sAm-iAm

    sAm-iAm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    damn im gonna learn allot on this place :D
  7. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Damn straight:D
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