Im trying to remove the panels on my wifes old emachines e4036,as the motherboard has gone. We have bought new computer and i want to try and take the hard drive out and the dvd-rewriter,but can only get one panel off....Please help... Thank you
It's fairly simple.
at the back of the computer case undo the two screws and slide the side backwards a few inches. (may need levering gently with a screwdriver in the slot by the lock tag on the back) then the side will unclip and can be removed.
next look into the case and at the front is a cradle with a screw bolt, remove the plugs from the hard drives first then undo the bolt and grip the cradle and pull it towards you. the cd rom is mounted at the top and just need the two screws to be removed then it will slide forward to allow you to remove the IDE and power cable along with the sound lead, then just slide the cd rom all the way out and your done
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Re: Trying to remove panels on case e4036
Hi, try checking inside the case where you have removed the panel from. On some computers you need to unclip some plastic clips and withdraw the front panel, this may also have the drives attached to a cradle.
If that is not the way, then look closely at the drive cradle and see if there is a metel clip on it, if so press this and swing the cradle out.
If you do not have any luck get back to us with a description of what you see inside the box. Regards mistyman
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Power down the eMachines computer and unplug it from the power outlet. Remove the left side panel from the computer case by removing the two screws or thumbscrews in the back and sliding the panel toward the back of the computer. Should the panel not move, check to make sure that there isn't a latch or switch on the rear of the computer case that needs to be slid downward in order to remove the panel. Not all cases will have this feature. Locate the hard drive; it should be in a 3 1/2-inch drive bay located beneath the computer's CD and DVD drives. If your computer has a floppy disc drive, the hard drive will most likely be located in a bay beneath it. Check the position of the floppy drive to make sure that you know which 3 1/2-inch drive it is. You should notice two cables plugging into the back of the hard drive; one of these is the power cable that comes from the power supply, and the other is a data cable that is connected to the computer's motherboard. Unplug the power and data cables from the rear of the hard drive, leaving nothing else plugged in to it. Remove the screws that hold it into its mounting bay, setting them aside until you need them for the new hard drive. Slide the old hard drive out of the mounting bay, being careful not to drop it or hit it against any of the motherboard's components. Set the drive aside and pick up your new hard drive, then slide the new drive into the same bay that you just took the old drive out of. Line the small holes in the side of the drive up with the holes in the mounting bay. Secure the new drive by screwing in the screws that you had previously removed, then plug in the power and data cables that you had unplugged from the previous drive. The cables will only plug in when oriented correctly, so you won't have to worry about accidentally plugging them in wrong. Once the cables have been plugged in you can put the side panel back onto the case and plug your eMachines computer in once again. Hope this helps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQToRwe74P8
On a Asus motherboard its not designed for eMachines systems because they come with a proprietary setting on the case. So what you need to is take the emachines motherboard that you took out and take the new motherboard that you bought and match the two. If there is a difference then you need to return it or buy a new case and you shift all the hardware from the emachines to the new case. If not buy a similar replacement board from emachines or ebay and you can find one and buy it. The Power setting is on all motherboards but some are different then others.
Hi, Usually the power on button only has two wires. Then you have HDD led leads, reset leads, power led leads etc. These are all separate wires that fit onto separate pins in the Jpanel1 (front panel header).
Could be that the really old emachines grouped all these wires and made them into a plug to fit their own style motherboards.
If this is the case then that connector would not be on your newer motherboard, and it would have that Jpanel1 instead.
Hope this helps as I'm not very familiar with the old emachines.
The other slot is located under the keyboard on the top of the motherboard - not under. There may be screws on the bottom that secure the panel above the keyboard. Remove the panel and you will see the screws securing the keyboard. If you are careful, you may not have to disconnect the keyboard connector.
Im having the same problem with mines, so im on my laptop now. I've done some research and it turns out that eMachines has a habbit of blowing out their motherboards, and that its being caused by the design of the case for which the board sits on. So right now im debating to replace my motherboard or not. Overall I think its best to just get a new computer as the board will go out again in less than a year.
Also try replacing the power supply and the video card if you can. If switching them out doesn't work then its your motherboard :-(
I doubt you can replace it with the same on unless you bought another motherboard from emachine. You can buy a new motherboard just make sure it will accept your cpu and memory. Also make sure it will fit in the case and it has the same connections as your old motherboard ex. hard drive, printer ports, power supply....