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I got a free used pc but it has something wrong with it. Here are the symptoms...

post #1 of 12
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First of all it is an EMACHINES W2247....I am not sure what the model of mobo it is but it has xp 2200+ and 128mb RAM, a 40 gig HD and a GEforce mx420 video card which I installed and know that it works.

At first nothing would happen when I hit the power button so I changed out the PSU, and now the power comes on when I hit the button but the screen shows absolutely nothing (well actually it shows "no signal input") even when I hook monitor directly to the mobo. I have tried reseting the CMOS a couple times and it seems to not help. I don't know what else to try next. I'd like to pinpoint the bad component, add some RAM and have a nice little 2nd pc..or a 1st pc for someone that doesn't play alot of games or want a fast computer...lol


Sounds like a bad mobo to me. thanks for taking the time to help.
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post #2 of 12
Sounds like a power surge took out the PS and mobo. Possibly the CPU. Does it POST even tho you can'y see anything?
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post #3 of 12
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what do you mean post? I don't thing the Keyboard lights come on when I power it up. I could test the cpu in my moms pc to see if it works.
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post #4 of 12
any lights on the mobo?
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post #5 of 12
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nope no lights
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post #6 of 12
Sounds like the mobo. Or maybe a Capacitor on it. Check out www.tomshardware.com and look at their capacitor replacement guide if you happen to find a leaky, dead, exploded one, etc...
    
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post #7 of 12
no power to the mobo
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the cpu fan spins
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by ny_driver View Post
the cpu fan spins
Either CPU or Mobo or Both!!!
Emachine notorius for mobo going bad.
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post #10 of 12
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ohhhh...I just remembered I have an xp 2000+ on the shelf I could try in the emachine
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