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NEC POWERMATE ML250 WINDOWS XP MEDIA CENTER EDITION 2005 INSTALLED HAUPPAGE NOVA-T TWIN TUNER CARD THE MEDIA CENTER SET UP STATES IT WILL ONLY TAKE 5-10 MINUTES TO SET UP AND DOES NOT INCLUDE TUNER CONFIGURATION, NOR DOES IT SHOW TV IN THE MENU. CAN YOU HELP GEOFF COOPER

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Beni S-P
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SOURCE: tuner not working after reinstall

Try those links and let me know if u got help:

You should have an ENX-26 card.

ENX-16 GigaPocket
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BU4WC6CG

ENX-26 GigaPocket (Not my post)
http://files.filefront.com/GigaPocket+Fi...;/fileinfo.html

ENX-26 MCE only drivers for Arcsoft TotalMedia 3
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6DTMIR5U

DVGatePlus2.0
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BLT8HYT6

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

Scott Ellin
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SOURCE: cannot access bios or find

If you wish to change some setting in BIOS, you can try the alternative method to access its properties.
Go to Start --> Open Run --> Type in msconfig
Here you can change the boot timing and Normal, Selective or Diagnostic Startup.
Also disable the startup applications. For BIOS go to update as per your Motherboard and Computer configuration from Microsoft website and MoBo Website.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

joecoolvette
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SOURCE: NEC Powermate V466 No power

billyto91, I haven't worked on an NEC Powermate V466 before, but searching the internet reveals it to be a desktop computer.

My sources do not exactly indicate whether it is a desktop unit, that the computer case resembles a 'pizza-box', or is a tower style of computer case.

This is a Service Manual I found online just now from NEC, (Free),

http://support.necam.com/mobilesolutions/hardware/Desktops/486/486man.ASP

Left-click on - Service and Reference Manual (ELSIE) for V466 Series (DT & MT)
(In blue)

This is a PDF file. May take up to 30 seconds before you see the first page. (Took 6 seconds to download for me, with a medium speed DSL connection)

The reason I posted this link, is to try to give you information on opening your computer case, and see what style of Power Supply it uses. More specifically, what main power cable the Power Supply uses.

1) Computer unplugged from power. Open the computer case. The Service Manual is less than, in that it has omitted some necessary illustrations.

Indication is, that there are two screws on the back of the computer case, that are removed. Then the cover is slid forward, and lifted off. ('Pizza-box' style)

BEFORE you reach inside, I advise observe anti-static precautions.

{Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.

Computer unplugged from power, TOUCH the metal frame of the computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

Should you get up, and walk away from working on your computer, upon your return Touch the metal frame again}

If you have a 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, or a 24-pin main power cable connector, there is a procedure that can be used, to see if the problem is the Power On switch, or the Power Supply.

Example of a 20-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

Scroll down further for a 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's connector.

I'm willing to bet you have a 20-pin ATX main power cable.
Observe the photo all the way to the right.
You will see a Green insulated wire, and a lot of Black insulated wires.

The Green wire is the Soft Power On wire.
ANY Black wire is a Ground wire.

The procedure is to use a jumper wire from the Soft Power On wire, to ANY Ground wire.

(It is a little more involved than this. Should you desire to do this procedure, state so in a Comment. {Believe upper right of your page}
I will detail in length of how to do the procedure)

IF, using the jumper wire turns the Power Supply on, the problem is a bad Power On switch.

IF, using the jumper wire does Not turn the Power Supply on, the problem is the Power Supply.
(Bad Power Supply. Weak Voltage power rail)

This is an example of a Power On switch, that I have found fit's many computers,

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html

I realize this is a bit much all at once, if one is not familiar with computer repair.
I will answer your questions to the best of my ability, and guide you step by step if needed.

Posted on Jun 08, 2010

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Try those links and let me know if u got help:

You should have an ENX-26 card.

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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BU4WC6CG

ENX-26 GigaPocket (Not my post)
http://files.filefront.com/GigaPocket+Fi...;/fileinfo.html

ENX-26 MCE only drivers for Arcsoft TotalMedia 3
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6DTMIR5U

DVGatePlus2.0
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BLT8HYT6

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