Failing mobo MCP73VT-PM

September 12, 2010 at 06:43:22
Specs: Vista

Failing mobo MCP73VT-PM.
can i replace with this one on ebay >

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September 12, 2010 at 06:55:14

What makes you think your motherboard is failing? What are the symptoms?

The MCP73VT-PM is an eMachines board, leading me to believe that you have an eMachines computer. If that's what you have, eMachines is notorious for using low end Bestec power supplies that are very problematic. Make sure you're replacing the correct piece of hardware.

As for whether the eBay board will fit in your should. But understand that because it uses a completely different chipset (nVidia vs Intel), the system will NOT be able boot into the OS. Windows will have to be reinstalled.

And thats seems like a lot to pay for a very mediocre board, but I'm not very familiar with UK pricing.

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September 12, 2010 at 08:04:31

Thanks for your reply, its not an emachine it is infact a Packard Bell imedia 2215 pc.

1. So when powering on pc i get nothing from the keyboard and monitor is just black screen.
2. The fan on the motherboard starts up and the power supply fan also works, i get all the lights on the case okay and the dvd player works also.
NO Beeps
I tried powering up with a different power supply but still keyboard and monitor didn't work.

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September 12, 2010 at 08:34:20

Any beeps?

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September 12, 2010 at 08:51:18

no beeps

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September 12, 2010 at 09:54:56

Remove all the RAM & try to boot...any beeps?

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September 12, 2010 at 10:13:56

1 long beep without ram

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September 14, 2010 at 10:04:20

"1 long beep without ram"

That's a pretty fair indicator that the board & CPU are working.

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September 14, 2010 at 19:34:59

hi again jam, thanks for all your help with this, you say 1 long beep without RAM is good indication problem doesnt lie with board or cpu, what could the problem be then thats stopping the keyboard and monitor from booting up, PCU ive tried with a working 1 and just get same problems at boot up, no beep, no keyboard, no video output. Could the problem possibly be the HDD or the RAM stick? i have to sort this before the weekend and dont want to be ordering a new board for him if its not the board, it does seem odd though that the pc shop told him it was a new board he needed, and quoted £260 which i think in USD would be something like $410. So anyway whats your verdict?

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September 16, 2010 at 05:30:19

You really need to troubleshoot more. If the system didn't beep when the RAM was removed, I'd say either the CPU or board is bad. Since it beeped, the CPU is more than likely OK & the board is *probably* OK.

Is the keyboard USB? If it is, try a PS/2 keyboard. A USB to PS/2 adapter *may* work, but you'd be better off trying a true PS/2 keyboard.

Are you using onboard video or a video card? If the monitor's connected to a card but onboard is available, remove the card & connect the monitor to the onboard. It it's already connected to the onboard, try a card.

Also, if you haven't already done so, unplug the power cord & reset the BIOS using the clear CMOS jumper.

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September 16, 2010 at 06:07:02

on starting pc i get - no beeps - keyboard not working - plus a black screen.
i removed memory stick - i get 1 long beep until o power off pc.
reconnected memory in different slot.
connected PS2 keyboard
monitor connected to onboard video (do not have video card)
disconnected power and reset the BIOS using the clear CMOS jumper,
that didnt work so i removed the battery on the mobo and that also has not worked, so tried all the above including swapping the power supply to a better working pcu but still on powering up, no beep and no keyboard and no video.
So i think new motherboard is my only option no?

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October 22, 2010 at 03:12:54

I have a mcp73vt-pm motherboard. It powers up for a couple of seconds then shuts down. There are no beeps. I tried disconnecting the hard drive and RAM, but the same thing happens. I have been told that the Mobo needs replacing. These are currently selling for around £50 reconditioned on ebay including p+p. Is this definately the motherboard or could it be the CPU ?

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