Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
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.
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.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Click the "Start" button found at the bottom left hand side of your desktop. Select "Turn Off Computer" in the "Start" menu options.
Click "Restart" in the "Turn Off Computer" dialog box to reboot your computer.
Watch your computer's reboot display closely. Press "F2" when you see the system keys display at the bottom of the screen, just before the Windows splash screen appears, to access the BIOS panel.
Make any needed changes in the BIOS and hit the "F10" key to save your changes and exit the BIOS. Your computer will complete the startup process and launch Windows.
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