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So im trying to fix my girlfriends friends computer. Its an older Emachines T2605 with a ECS L7VMM2 Mobo REV 1.A with an Athlon XP 2600+. Ive searched google and cant find anything on the current problem.

The Problem:

When powered on CPU / PSU fans spin onboard LED light comes on and hard drive spins up and activity LED on front stays bright (doesnt flash) yet i get no signal on the monitor.

Things ive done to try and fix it:

Clear CMOS (Both Battery and Jumper)

Test with different monitor

Test with different PSU

Board has a AGP slot so i slapped an old ti4600 in it and got the same problem monitor power light just flashing.

Changed RAM (tried 3 different sticks independently)

Have stripped it down to just Mobo/RAM/PSU and still does the same thing (even with the ti4600 installed).

Something weird that i did notice is after installing the ti4600 when i plugged a monitor into the onboard VGA port the monitor came on for a second and showed up dark purple and about 3 seconds later went off back to the monitor power light flashing (as in no signal).

Im flat out of ideas and think it might just be the mobo is shot...
post #2 of 8
Sounds like your BIOS is screwed up
    
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post #3 of 8
Is their a setting in the BIOS to switch from OB to the AGP card?
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post #4 of 8
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cant get it to give the monitor a signal to see what i am doing in bios lol...
post #5 of 8
either a shot board or shot cpu. Leaning heavily towards board though. Especially since its got ECS stamped on it.
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post #6 of 8
try reseating the hsf and cpu
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try reseating the hsf and cpu
pulled HSF off and look what i found (sorry camera phone digital cam is b0rked:

Yes in the middle of the socket its charred black and check out the soot on the left side of the socket =P



Check out the soot on the bottom of the Heatsink:




wonder if the processor is any good?
post #8 of 8
seems like the chip is shorted. Do you have an ohm-meter?

if so, you can put an ohm meter and measure the resistance between the l0 and l1 I think or something like that, its on AMD's website, a post on how to test these chips, just make sure you got the right core and it will tell you in no uncertain terms how to test and the test will tell you if its good or not! I use it all the time and it hasnt given me an off result yet!
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