Solved no beep no boot no video on emachines t5224

October 24, 2011 at 06:33:08
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I'm working on a computer for a friend that has an eMachines T5224 desktop. When you turn it on, all that haapens are the fans turning on on high speed. Nothing else. No beep codes or anything. I've unplugged all drives and taken out the PC I modem and still get nothing. I also unplugged the keyboard and mouse and still no beep codes. I tried a different video card in hopes of at least getting video to see if there are any error messages displaying and still nothing. Now, if I remove the memory, it will give me the beeps for the memory error.

I tried a new power supply and that doesn't work either. When I plug a new psu in, I still get no beep codes.

Only thing I can think it could be at this point is that the motherboard gave up the ghost.

Any help or a simple "Yes, the motherboard gave up the ghost." would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

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October 24, 2011 at 06:56:09
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Yes - the motherboard is faulty.

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October 24, 2011 at 07:46:59
It could be the board, CPU, or power supply. Not enough info was provided.

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October 24, 2011 at 08:00:34
The mboard was probably damaged by the power supply.

emachines desktop computers are well known to have el-cheapo power supplies that tend to fail more often than average, and when the power supply malfunctions or fails completely, they are a lot more likely than average to damage something else, often the mboard..
Look at the label on the original power supply - the brand is probably BESTEC.

BESTEC power supplies malfunctioning or failing completely are probably the number one reason for an emachines desktop computer to fail to boot normally. There was a successful class action suit in the US not long ago regarding that.

If you're interested, you can usually find an exact replacement mboard that has the emachines bios version (or another brand's bios version) for a reasonable price when you search on the web . Just make sure the ad says the mboard has been tested and works fine. There's a good chance it was only the mboard that was damaged.

(If the user has made a set of Recovery disks for the model by using a program that was provided by emachines that was on the computer to do that, or if the user has bought or buys the Recovery disk set from emachines, it can probably only be used to install the original software installation when the mboard model is the same and has an emachines bios version,)

This excellent third party web site....

.....says that if T5224 is a North American model, this list....

.....says this is the mboard -

IntelĀ® D945GCLG1 (Coryville) Mainboard

He has Downloads listed on the left side of the page, but he is no longer allowing downloads.

The manual download he lists is available from the Intel web site under a different name (they call it the Technical Product Specfications manual).

Intel D945GCL support

The mboard used in the emachines computer is probabaly an OEM only version - made by Intel only for brand name system builders - but this mboard is probably nearly identical and probably uses the same drivers.

Check for Recovery disk availability -

Go here:

Accessory Store - Purchase Accessories, eRecovery CD's....

If they don't have that, try here:

If a disk or set of disks is available for your model for more than one operating system there, your computer only has the OEM license for the version of Windows on the official Microsoft label on the outside of your computer case (you may need to enter the Product Key on that label).

If a disk or set of disks is available, it's usually MUCH cheaper to buy including shipping than buying merely the cheapest type of XP CD available - an OEM XP Home CD.

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