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Friend has a Emachine T1862 that won't start

They said that the machine was running real slow and a friend said that they needed more memory.  He put in another stick of memory and at some point noticed that the heat sink was real hot and that the fan wasn't turning.  He replaced the fan but the machine has never booted up again.  When the owner brought me the machine, I turned it on and the power supply came on but the cpu fan would not come on and it wouldn't boot.  I removed the cpu fan/heatsink, removed the cpu and wiped the heat compound off and reapplied.  I re-installed the heatsink/cpu fan but the machine still would not boot up.  I have removed the heatsink/cpu several times and this heatsink is not covering the cpu fully.  There is one beep when pushing on the start button.  When pushing the button again to turn off, the cpu fan starts turning for  few turns as the power is turned off.  Does the one short beep mean anything?  How can I tell if the cpu and/or motherboard  is bad?

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  • Norvell Berglan Dec 14, 2008

    Have checked the memory and actually replaced all memory with known working stick. Not memory problem. This is important piece of info that I put in my original problem statement, "I re-installed the heatsink/cpu fan but the machine still would not
    boot up. I have removed the heatsink/cpu several times and this
    heatsink is not covering the cpu fully." After looking at this heatsink problem again, I have noticed that it looks like the plastic frame that the heat sink sits in has gotten hot and warped. It will not allow the heat sink to go all the way down to make complete contact with the cpu for heat conduction. I suspect that the cpu has been fried.

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas May 11, 2010

    Did you check the memorystick so its all the way in as it should?

    That sound...and that it dosent start up from the first time sound like it is a memory failure.Sometimes a memostick who isent in the exact pissition...even if it one millimeter wrong...cause faliures like that.

    I sugest you take out the memostick, put it back again, and be sure that you put in far enough..if you havent checked that alredy.

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas May 11, 2010

    You suspect is probably right, then you will have to replace the cpu.


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May be the CPU fan is going bad. I hope it is that simple.

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