Replacing EMachines T5254 mobo

July 15, 2010 at 05:15:49
Specs: Windows Vista
I will be in the process of replacing my MOBO in my EMachines T5254. I am not dong an upgrade. Do I need to get a New Windows Vista Install CD after the MOBO is replaced or can I use the CD I received when I bought the PC?


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July 15, 2010 at 06:44:51
What is wrong with the mobo? Is it giving you problems


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July 15, 2010 at 08:26:51
Yup. First thing is that my PC shuts down before loading the OS. I can scan the Hard Drive and then everything loads up fine until I try to open up an application and then it will shut off on me again. I figured it would be a PSU issue, and when I looked at the MOBO, a bunch of capacitors were bulging out. I realized that it might be going bad so I bought a new mobo. Not the same exact one, but another one like it. I was just reading about having to have another install of the OS after I replace the mobo. I still have the CD I received when I bought the PC. I didn't know if I needed a whole new Installation Disk or not.

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July 19, 2010 at 07:36:08
All done. Replaced the MOBO and the PC is working fine. I am glad I didn't take it to a repair shop for them to charge me a buttload of money for that.

Later all,

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