|I'm trying to take a working motherboard from one e-machine and put it into a non-working e-machine.|
I took a E211082 Intel board out of an Emachine and was planning to put it in my Dad's emachine to resurrect it. I'd just use the original tower it came from but it came out a smoker's house and reeks, really reaks. So I swabbed it with Alchohol and qtips.
Before installing, I just hooked up the power supply, memory, etc and pluged it in. The first try I got 3 beeps and it would power down. Next I switched the RAM to another slot, Now it doesnt beep at all. The monitor didn't come up on either try.
I'm thinking I just should have bought an identical used board on ebay....
Any ideas on the beeping discrepancy, or tips in general?