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Old emachine T2642 will not boot...disk monitor LED stays on and CPU fan does not rotate...no boot access to CD-ROM, or disk drives...changed power supply...think it might be BIOS backup battery...

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  • ronnyharris Dec 21, 2008

    OK thanks...sounded like dead mobo to me too...CPU fan doesn't rotate and no disc access so recovery discs of no use....can't seem to find CMOS battery...duh...

    ron

  • zabrina liang May 11, 2010

    Are you telling me you have no reinstall or emergency recovery disk??

    If the CPU fan is not rotating, it would more than likely have something to do with the the hardware and not the operating system.

    If you are not getting anything, it's probably its time to die. You can salvage any workable parts, but it is not the CMOS battery. That is only if the date settings is not working.



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It sounds like a dead motherboard. Try removing the CMOS(BIOS) battery and replacing it. Then try removing and replacing the CPU as well. If you get the same result then you might be looking at replacing the motherboard.
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