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donarick
07-31-2001, 05:24 PM
installed a new motherboard on emachine 500i. will not boot. all connections and jumpers as per old motherboard. any suggestions ??

bassvax
07-31-2001, 06:45 PM
Welcome to the PC Guide Discussion Forums donarick you are our 4000th member http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

A couple of quick things to check:

Make sure the mobo is seated correctly so that it is not shorting.

What kind of mobo did you intall? You may need to start with the bare bones (ram, video, mouse & keyboard) then install you peripherals one at a time. Can you get to the BIOS?

The jumpers on the mobo may need some tweaking.

Post back with some additional info about what exactly is going on and more of the system specs maybe we can offer some additional assistance http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Paleo Pete
08-01-2001, 03:24 AM
Jumpers on the new motherboard should be the same as the old one ONLY if it's the EXACT same motherboard. Definitely get a motherboard manual and check the jumpers thoroughly and don't even think about turning it on again until you're reasonably sure they are correct. With the wrong voltage going to the CPU you can fry it pretty quick, other things can happen too, none of them good...

Post system specs, that will help a lot.

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donarick
08-01-2001, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by bassvax:
Welcome to the PC Guide Discussion Forums donarick you are our 4000th member http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

A couple of quick things to check:

Make sure the mobo is seated correctly so that it is not shorting.

What kind of mobo did you intall? You may need to start with the bare bones (ram, video, mouse & keyboard) then install you peripherals one at a time. Can you get to the BIOS?

The jumpers on the mobo may need some tweaking.

Post back with some additional info about what exactly is going on and more of the system specs maybe we can offer some additional assistance http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif



Thanks for the help. The motherboards are exactly the same. jumper
settings are exactly the same. The board is "Florida-TG/TGA Micro ATX (ATX V1.2 form factor)motherboard, TriGem, Korea Intel Socket-370 (370 pin PPGA Socket) for Intel Celeron CPUs Intel 440LX core and ITE8673 Super I/O controller ATI Rage Pro Turbo built in AGP graphics accelerator with 4MB SGRAM Crystal CS4280/CS4281 built-in Sound Blaster Pro, MPC-3, MPU-401 compatible Audio Enhanced Stereo full duplex operation." Only peripherals hooked up are keyboard, mouse, monitor, internal modem (original). On applying power, the tower starts to operate, hard drive starts it's process but then nothing else happens. I cannot get to bios, nothing on the monitor. The monitor does not even turn on. Hope all this helps. Thanks again.

donarick
08-01-2001, 12:35 PM
To all who helped !! On close examination of new motherboard, i found severe damage to printed circuit card. am returning same for a replacement. Again, thanks for your help.

ziba-june
08-02-2001, 01:42 PM
When things like this happens, I check the jumpers first(if any), memory and CPU, and then the ribbon cables for floppy and hard drives.

donarick
08-02-2001, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by ziba-june:
When things like this happens, I check the jumpers first(if any), memory and CPU, and then the ribbon cables for floppy and hard drives.

Thanks for the input. i found the board had severe physical damage to it and have therefore returned it for a replacement. thanks again