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Dank

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#1 13 years ago

Hey guys, my desktop cmputer wont turn on, err, well it turns on, but freezes in the same place every time. Basically it goes to the screen that tells me how much memory my graphics card has, then it goes to the emachine logo... then stops. Ive messed around with the ram, had someone mess with the bios (whatever the hell that is), i unplugged the power, tried to get some of the dust out of the system itself... What should I do? Im not very good with computers, so i hope i dont have to do some crazy tech savvy thing. I also have the disk that makes the comp new again, like the disk that came with it, but i'd rather not use it, although im not sure if it'll even work. Any helps appreciated. Thanks.




PanAm

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#2 13 years ago

Alright, I'm no expert, but I've tried the same thing that you did

Ive messed around with the ram, had someone mess with the bios (whatever the hell that is)

And it ended up turning nasty.

So my one tip to you would be to leave it until an expert replies to your thread. :)




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#3 13 years ago
Dank;3337266Hey guys, my desktop cmputer wont turn on, err, well it turns on, but freezes in the same place every time. Basically it goes to the screen that tells me how much memory my graphics card has, then it goes to the emachine logo... then stops. Ive messed around with the ram, had someone mess with the bios (whatever the hell that is), i unplugged the power, tried to get some of the dust out of the system itself... What should I do? Im not very good with computers, so i hope i dont have to do some crazy tech savvy thing. I also have the disk that makes the comp new again, like the disk that came with it, but i'd rather not use it, although im not sure if it'll even work. Any helps appreciated. Thanks.

Well, I'd narrow this problem down to two components that could be at fault - the RAM or the motherboard. I suppose a PSU problem isn't out of the question either, considering the generic low quality power components prebuilt machines often feature.

I would suggest swapping your RAM out and replacing it with any you happen to have spare (or can borrow from a friend) in order to determine which one of the two is at fault, however since you're obviously not comfortable messing around with the innards of a computer I'd recommend you take it to an eMachines service center and have them take a look at it.




theelusiveyoda

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#4 13 years ago

if someone has messed around with your bios that can cause problems and also ram can to lead to problems




Dark Saint

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#5 13 years ago

Rookie is on the right track here. If you are freezing during post, and then at the logo, i would lean more towards the board tbh. Check the board for blown or bowling capacitors. Those are the half inch long round pieces connected all over your mobo. If they are not ABSOLUTELY flat, it can cause the symptoms you are describing. Get memtest86 and have your ram tested.




Johnny Mullet

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#6 13 years ago

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Dark Saint

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#7 13 years ago

There is no such thing as "great emachines" ... Let alone the people that work on them... JOKE> There is no difference between workin on an emachine , dell , compaq, or otherwise. It is all the same troubleshooting method. lol ...




marvinmatthew

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#8 13 years ago
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That was a shameless add/plug. And Merrick is right, and E-Machine is virtually no different than any other PC.




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#9 13 years ago

I have found one small difference on emachines than that of other prebuilds. The capacitors on the motherboards tend to go faster than most ...