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No post Power supply is functioning- fans also. Hear no beeps on start up. Verified memory cards. No display on screen. I think it may be a bad motherboard or processor. Model is a T5010 Desktop from emachines. Thanks.

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  • 4everluz Nov 26, 2008

    Did some trouble shooting and i was able to log on to set up windows , but after a few seconds the system froze. I tried re-booting but again there was no post. Could it be a bad HDD or heat sink? HELP!!!

  • 4everluz Nov 26, 2008

    Did some trouble shooting and i was able to log on to set up and windows , but after a few seconds the system froze. I tried re-booting but again there was no post. Could it be a bad HDD or heat sink? HELP!!!

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It is possible that you plugged ide cable to the motherboard up-side down. Have you tried Unplugging ide cable from motherboard all together.. Any beeps..

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

  • AbdulRahiman S Nov 26, 2008

    else by removing and reinserting the motherboard, connecting everything again wil solve..It must have been a faulty connection somewhere or a short on the mb with case.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

It sounds more like a prob with the disk not the motherboard. Also check the bios setting is everything enabled/disabled properly. Connect some other working condition of harddisk in your system if it worked or not. It will be know the processor or motherboard problem. Also try these steps before above suggestion...

1. put in the cd and turn on computer
2. windows will load and say something about "press F6" to install raid controller drivers"
3. Start hitting F5 instead of F6!! ....
4. It gave me an option that said something like. .."standard PC i486"
5. setup finished and finially went past that damn screen we all hate

thanks
good luck

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SOLUTION :1. If you have 2 ram then remove one and give it a try to install windows.If still you have problem then try with other ram..
2. Select boot option in BIOS as 1st - cd/dvd rom 2nd hard drive. Disable floppy drive,or boot to network.Also if you see this option "Sata native support" then disable it..Now try to install windows.
3.Remove any usb connected hardware like printer or flash drives.
4. It could be because bad processor,so temporary have another processor and give it a try..
5. Also it could be because of bad sector on your hard drive 
WISH YOU SUCCESS

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You are right mainboard or processor gone bad if power supply is ok. replacemnt is the best option for operating the machine. avail warrenty if it balanced.

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I would make sure your cpu fan is working ok

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There are only 2 reasons for no display :-


1. may be virus that might have affected the pc. Can corrup any of the windows file and if any of the main file is corrupted, its a possibility that the windows might have crashed.


Try to install the operating system again.If that would solve the issue its perfect UNLESS


2. Defective motherboard. Either u need to repair the motherboard or u need to replace that.
If u wish u wld love to send u how to repair motherboard.

U may provide me with the motherboard model....................


Thnx,

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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    This cannot be defective HDD, coz if thats an issue with HDD, u wld not be able to listen to the beep as well as u wld not be able to even log in..............

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If you are reading this, you have a bad mainboard. Replace it under warranty or have a generic substitute that's specific to Emachines installed. You may have to use Ebay to purchase a board for your PC as the mainboards for Emachines are are built in China/Taiwan for Emachines specifically. Rarely, can a replacement board be purchase off the shelf.

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It should be the bios. Try to locate and remove the battery from the main board. while, I'll check if there is some issue about it.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, pls try with every add-on devices removed, card, drives. Start with bare minimum; just the psu, motherboard, processor. There should be warning beeps. If none BIOS or motherboard or processor defective. If beep, insert memory.

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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    Louie Role Nov 25, 2008

    Additionally, since it is a desktop, try to reset the CMOS/BIOS by temporarily moving the jumper or remove the 3.0 Lithium battery.

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You can also try the things below to see if they work, if not replace the power supply.

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You can also try the things below to see if they work, if not replace the power supply.

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1 short beep – System is OK
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1 long two short beeps - display adaptor

If no video is displayed and no beeps can be heard, turn the system off by holding down the power button for 5 seconds then unplug the unit. Verify the ground strap connection on your wrist and the bare metal of the power supply. Carefully remove the memory sticks handling only by the edges noting which slots they go in and which module was taken from which slot and place them on the antistatic mat or in the antistatic bag. Plug the power supply back in and see if a continues beep is audible. If yes, power off the unit and unplug the power cord. Put only one memory module in the first slot but do not put the same module in the same slot (swap them) if you have more than one module. Restore power to the system and see if the continues beep is no longer heard and you see video. If you see video and no continues beep than power the unit down and unplug the unit. Do the same for any other memory module which will help you determine if any modules are bad. This test is not a complete test but if any modules are dead you can identify them. If no video and no beeps the motherboard is the suspected problem.
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re-seat the memory - how did you check the power supply - its fan working does not mean it functions properly - if you have spare try that one.

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Fan running, HDD light solid, no display


I assume there are no post codes (beeps)?

Pull everything including the video card, leave only the RAM and CPU installed.

Try powering it on, You should hear a long beep, then some short ones to tell you the video card wasn't detected.

If you still don't get any post beeps, try resetting the BIOS, and re-seat your RAM.

If it still doesn't post it could be a system board mounting issue, bad system board, bad RAM, bad CPU, or bad Power Supply

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At POST I get 2 short beeps


it depends on the bios chip maker Here's some other beep codes:

for Award and Phoenix BIOS:

1 short beep: Normal
2 short beeps: CMOS error
1 long and 1 short beep: DRAM error
1 long and 2 short beeps: Video card error
1 long and 3 short beeps: Keyboard error
1 long and 9 short beeps: ROM error
Long continuous beeps: DRAM not installed correctly
Short continuous beeps: Bad power supply


AMI BIOS:

1 short beep: DRAM flash error
2 short beeps: DRAM ECC check error
3 short beeps: DRAM detect error
5 short beeps: CPU error
6 short beeps: Keyboard error
8 short beeps: Video card error
9 short beeps: ROM error
1 long and 3 short beeps: Bad DRAM
1 long and 8 short beeps: Video card error


Invoking Beep Codes

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If the computer is actually functioning and the computer beeps continuously, then there is a problem with a voltage on the power supply being incorrect or the CPU overheating. IMMEDIATELY go into the BIOS and check CPU temperature, fan speed and voltages

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BIOS Beep Codes

Annoying isn't it? You have built your computer you switch it on and then nothing happens except a few beeps from the PC speaker. Frustration sets in as you try to figure out what is wrong with it. If you didn't already know the computer has already told you the problem. It can't speak of course but it can direct you to the problem. Its all in the beeps. The BIOS can recognise when the problem occurs and sends a signal out to send a certain amount of beeps through the speaker. These beeps then tell you the location of the problem.

Unfortunately not all the BIOS' use the same codes as each other. Two of the main BIOS manufactures AMI and Award (now Phoenix) have different codes for there errors.

AMI BIOS

# of Beeps Error Description
1 Refresh Failure The memory refresh Circuitry is faulty
2 Parity Error Parity error in the Base (1st 64K) of memory
3 64K Base Memory Error Memory error in the base memory (1st 64K)
4 Timer Not Operational Timer 1 is not functioning (also caused by error in base memory)
5 Processor Error CPU error
6 8042 Gate A20 Failure Unable to switch to protected mode
7 Processor Exception Interrupt error The CPU on the CPU card generated an interrupt error
8 Display Memory Read/Write Error Video adapter is missing, incorrectly seated or has faulty memory
9 ROM checksum error The ROM checksum does not match that of the BIOS
10 Coms Shutdown Register Read/Write The shutdown register for coms RAM has failed
11 Cache Memory Bad The cache memory test has failed. Cache memory will be disabled. *** DO NOT enable it ***


With the first 3 beep codes, its well worth re-seating the memory just to make sure that it's in correctly. 8 Beeps is probably the most common in my experience. Can be caused by a badly seated Graphics card. If you have re-seated it then check with another Graphics card in the board.

Always check for loose components before sending the board back as this is the main cause of errors on the POST.



Award BIOS

Award states that they now only use one beep from there BIOS. This beep is one long beep and then two short beeps. This indicates a graphics card problem. Any other beeps should be treated as a RAM problem first and then the board sent in to be inspected.

The reason that the Award BIOS only uses the beep code for display problems is that it tries to display the error on-screen if at all possible. If the BIOS cannot initiate the display adapter then this causes the BIOS to make the beep code for a display error, which must be corrected before any other errors can be determined. Memory Test fails and hard disk failures etc will all be displayed on screen

IBM BIOS

The IBM BIOS works with Short and Long beeps as well as the Award BIOS. However the IBM one does still have codes to work from.

Beep Code Error
1 Short Beep Normal POST, System booted OK
2 Short Beeps POST Error - Code on Display
No Beep Power supply or Motherboard error
Continuous Beep Power supply or Motherboard error
Repeating short beeps Power supply or Motherboard error
1 short, 1 long beep System board error
1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter error (MDA/CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter error (EGA/VGA)
3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card
Phoenix BIOS
The Phoenix BIOS works on a slightly more complicated manor than the others. It does display an error code for you and produce a series of beeps. This BIOS produces its beeps according to the hexadecimal code the error produces. The Phoenix BIOS has many different codes for its possible errors and so many different beep codes. Rather than list the entire section here, I have provided a link to the official PDF file containing the codes and how they are derived.

Phoenix BIOS Post Codes

System board errors should be looked at by a specialist, Again always try to re-seat components to ensure they are in correctly. If necessary take all components out except for the RAM CPU and graphics card, then try the system. Re-seating components is the number one fix for getting past the POST screen. One badly seated components can cause the entire system not to function. so pick out your bios and follow the steps above to diagnose .hope this helps

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