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Emachine W2047 No BIOS Start Screen

Computer (BIOS) not starting up; no XP startup screen.
Front panel switch does not turn ON or OFF computer power.
Power supply, CPU and HDD all power on fine.
The HDD works perfect in another computer and powers up Windows XP.
The motherboard is a FIC AM37L model.
Q: What is causing the "no startup" BIOS screen?
CMOS battery, power supply, CPU, MB or graphics card?? Or maybe, the problem lies with the front panel power button and the power supply. I have a spare ATX power supply (new) but it is a smaller size. No bios start screen, psu ok. MB is a K8MC51G. This problem was intermittent, now nothing.

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  • gtrumand Jan 07, 2009

    I have completed all the troubleshooting tips you suggested and all seems well. Still no boot to OS, has to be the MB. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

  • knittingmech Feb 10, 2009

    I have about 10 of the w3107 motherboards that I bought for scrap price to mess around with my new Willems pcb50 bios programmer. I can't get the bios to post, no video no nothing .... using emachines w3107 bios file for the K8MC51G motherboard ... is there an onboard video enable disable jumper

  • Adam Jones May 11, 2010

    Is it booting to the operating system? I've replaced a bunch of emachine motherboards but they just turn on and nothing else.

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You can test the power button. Remove the wires from the power on pins on the motherboard. Momentarily jump the two pins with a small screwdriver. If the computer starts the power button is bad. If it still doesn't start then something else is wrong. Did you test the memory? Also do all of the fans work, especially the CPU fan? It can't hurt to test with the other PSU. You know the HDD is good. Test one piece of hardware at a time and hopefully you will find the problem.

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  • Loteck Jan 08, 2009

    Can you get into the BIOS? If you can go in there and see what it says about your hardware as far as HDD, Memory, CPU etc. A problem may show up there. Put in a new battery. Pull out all PCI cards except Graphics Card if it PCI and not AGP. Try booting with only the Motherboard, HDD, CPU fan connected. Also try different keyboard and mouse. Also remove Memory and try one stick at a time. Better yet try Memory that you know is good. Try a different Graphics Card. When you are satisfied that you have tested everything then it may be the motherboard.

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You mentioned another power supply. Plug it in and test. The last three emachines I've had no power issues on have had bafd power supplies, unfortunatley they lost the CPU and MB with the power suplly died. You said CPU was OK? How was it tested? If they CPU is OK then a MB and Powersupply should fix it.

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