Emachines T6524 Bios Beeps

E-machines / T6524
March 25, 2009 at 14:27:00
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After following this guide on oiling fan bearings http://www.dansdata.com/fanmaint.htm and installing the psu back EXACTLY how i took it out, i start up my machine and im getting long continues beep codes from the bios. What the hell did i do? I checked everything 3 times before starting up to make sure everything was connected right. All i did was take the psu out and oil the bearing with 3 small drops of the recommended oil. What is causing the beep code?

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#1
March 25, 2009 at 14:29:29
Should I let it sit for a while is it because of the oil? Or did i not seat the psu back in right or something? Or is it because the metal casing of the psu touched the motherboard for a second?

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#2
March 25, 2009 at 14:40:33
Why were you servicing the PSU to start with? EMachines are notorious for failing PSUs.

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#3
March 25, 2009 at 14:43:24
Because the PSU fan was buzzing so i looked up online on how to stop it from doing that and i came across that page. I knew it was the bearings causing the buzzing, i just needed some reference.

They are probably notorious for the fans failing then the psu overheating, not the psu failing itself.


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#4
March 25, 2009 at 14:48:27
all the fans and everything seem to run fine but the bios just beeps and shows no video. its not like i took a hammer to the motherboard i mean i just took the psu out oiled the fan then waited a while then put it back in and started it up. How could i have damaged anything by doing this?

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#5
March 25, 2009 at 14:52:04
Did you have the computer unplugged when removing the PSU?

Check your manual to see what that error code indicates. Could be RAM. Do you get any activity other than the audible error code?


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#6
March 25, 2009 at 14:58:59
yes i would never leave the comp plugged in while working on it. Maybe the bios is noticing the change in RPM of the fan since it was oiled because the fan used to buzz once in a while when playing i normally just lightly tapped on the back of the psu to get it to stop. i think i'll wait a day or 2 and if the 3 drops of oil i put in there is whats causing it then i can wait. I was really thinking of buying a new machine anyway since this one is fairly old.

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#7
March 25, 2009 at 15:08:35
Continuously beeping can be either be caused by the RAM or video card...make sure you didn't knock them loose while messing inside the case. Another possibility is the CPU is overheating.

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#8
March 25, 2009 at 15:25:10
well i dont have a video card it uses the onboard video (sux i know) and i hadn't touched the ram i was no where near it, something somewhere is not right. There is no pshycial damage on the mobo, the metal casing of the psu was not pressed down it just sat lightly on the motherboard for 10 secs the most, when i was putting it back in i didn't see that it was sitting on the mobo but carefully took it back off and just remounted it. i checked the mobo for any scratches/chips there arent any. I know the mobo is sensitive but its not that sensative. I also made sure i didn't static shock any parts I had myself grounded. It just doesn't make sense, i just have a feeling its something to do with how fast the fan is rotating or something.

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#9
March 25, 2009 at 15:32:35
Try unplugging the computer and then push the start button a couple of times. This will discharge any residual current in the PSU capacitors.

If you had the PSU resting on the board you may have moved the heatsink or RAM.


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#10
March 25, 2009 at 15:51:29
I *may* have nudged the heatskink a little bit, if thats the case what needs to be done? i will try that too. I say MAY because im not sure if i did or didn't the psu was sitting on one of the mounting screws for the mobo, but i know i did not touch the ram, because it was be phsycially impossible because of the distance it was from it.

This is where it was resting (red line drawn to show where) Thanks for the help by the way.

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/...


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#11
March 25, 2009 at 16:00:18
That picture is just for reference I assume? Nothing installed on it.

If you bumped the HS/fan you need to remove the HS, clean off any thermal paste/pad and apply new according to the instructions for your CPU.


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#12
March 25, 2009 at 16:02:52
You had to unplug the main 24-pin ATX plug from the board plus the 4-pin ATX12V plug, not to mention the plugs to the HDD, optical drive, etc. Why are you so sure you didn't disturb anything?

I don't even know how you could rest the PSU in that area...the CPU HSF would be in the way.


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#13
March 25, 2009 at 16:09:14
jam, only a small portion of it was on the very edge of the mobo, well im gonna try a few thing first, i'll post back. and yes the pic is for refrence.

I'm gonna make sure everything is secure but i do not have thermal paste/grease if i did disturb the heatsink i will have to get some.


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#14
March 25, 2009 at 16:27:10
i tried pressing the power button a few times unplugged now it doesnt make any bios beeps there is no video either but all the fans still run...i'm gonna try something else.

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#15
March 25, 2009 at 17:11:56
It came back online after i tried suggestion #9 at first it didn't work but then i tried it again. But I first tried shutting the power to my monitor off, then turning on my computer first then the monitor and it worked...thats really odd..huh?

And the PSU fan is running much better, its not rotating slowly or buzzing anymore.

The problem was that i did not drain all the power from the computer and something in the bios didn't register correctly. Maybe some part of the mobo needed to have the power drained first before reconnecting the psu, which is why the bios was beeping.

Thanks for the help post #9 helped to fix this problem.

One thing i know is, I'll never buy a e-machines again, very low quality pc, im going to learn how to build my own the right way.


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