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E Machine T6534 fails every 6 to 9 months

My T6534 e Machine's motherboard had to be replaced after 9 months. It had to be replaced again 6 months later then 6 months after that and now for the 4th time the motherboard was replaced again. That is 4 new motherboards in 2 years 3 months.

They replace the motherboard but not the processor chip.

Is there a component that is causing the failures which repair is missing?

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  • sy ellin Jan 09, 2009

    I could envision noise or transients in the power supply or an intermittent component in the PS that finally caused the motherboard to fail. Thanks for the input.

    If the processor was bad would the computer still operate normally and then cause the motherboard to die?
    Each time the motherboard was replaced the processor was NOT. In other words what in the processor would cause a motherboard failure? If the processor was defective wouldn't it stop the computer from operating after replacing the motherboard?

    Thanks for the inputs.

  • sy ellin Jan 09, 2009

    Hi Joed911,
    I was looking at latest received emails first and now saw your original answer/question. I did respond earlier and see that it was added to my original question "box". If you want even more info please ask me. I appreciate your help.

  • sy ellin Jan 10, 2009

    In all failures there was no video. The last failure was interesting in that the processor fan was not turning. The processor heat sink was blazing hot. Turned off computer. Upon starting the computer the processor fan ran for 10 seconds and stopped. I turned off the computer and made arrangements to send it in for repair.
    Thanks again.

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    i have about 10 systems all of this same proble I think this is a motherboard design faliure not of processor

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    It definitely sound like either the processor or the power supply. In my 30 years of repairing computer, I have not seen this behavior. I would write a letter to eMachine Corp. Hopefully you have all the documentation.


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You are correct in your deduction: If the processor is bad , none of the motherboard would have worked. You probably have a flaky power supply. What symptoms did the PC have when the motherboards were replaced? Lockups, no video, Blue Screens?

I would replace the power supply. The power supply could be checked for noise, but you need an O'scope to do so.

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    JDTec Jan 10, 2009

    The culprit was the CPU fan all along. I have seen that many times. Once the fan starts failing, it causes the processor to overheat, hence no video. And if it is not change in time it will and does cause the motherboard and processor fail. If this PC is still under warranty, I would have them change out the fan and processor. It is imperative that the processor be changed..

    BTW,That should have been the first thing your tech should have looked for.

    Good luck Sy..

    If I could be of further assistance, let me know.

    Thanks, Joe


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You need a new proceser

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SOURCE: motherboard failures. 4 times in 2+ years.

No Offense rebeleyes1, but they are not looking for an explanation of what most people think. Maybe an e-machine was something perfectly fitted to their budget. Anyways..

Sy ellin, Ive just done about 2 hours of research and what Ive found, honestly, You might not like it. A bunch of other computer technicans curse your board and a couple other boards by MSI. The problem is unknown, some people claim their PCI-E slot just stops working (the slot on the mainboard where you can install a video card). Others claim if you do a BIOS update it might help the problem before it happends. This is quiet interesting to me because I have the same chipset on my mainboard, The Nvidia 6100. My Video card just went poof...So, You and I just might have found the problem. The best thing I can suggest is replace the mainboard in your computer. ASrock mainboards are good, reliable, and cheap. If there is anything else I can help you with, dont hesitate to ask.

Chipset - Provides the CPU functions for a computer.

CPU - Processor Chip

BIOS - Electronic set of Instructions that a computer uses to successfully start operating.

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SOURCE: e Machine T6534 fails every 6 to 9 months

This could be caused by the processor or fan,But very unlikely to be the mother board.

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