After doing a lot of research about potential problems. I went through the following exercises to see if we could revive it.
First of all - original eMachine stats:
- AMD 64 Athlon processor with 160GB HD
- ATI Radeon Express 200 graphics built in to mobo
- DVD / RW 16x double layer drive
- CD-ROM 48x Max Read
- 512MB DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Memory
- 56k ITU v.92 Ready Fax/Modem
Step 1: Replace power supply b/c machine would not power up.
Replaced with Dynapower USA EP=50X.C563-BX 500W ATX12V Power Supply.
Still did not power up
Step 2: Replaced mobo with JetWay JM26GT4 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD mobo.
Still did not power up.
Step 3: Realized that memory from original mobo did not fit and processor had some damaged pins.
Installed new memory (2 2GB CORSAIR ValueSelect 240-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR2 533 Dual Channel Memory Cards and installed new processor (AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane 2.5GHz Socket AM@ Dual Core Processor
After all of these steps, machine powers up and all is running but all I can get on the monitor is "No signal Input" - I've checked the new mobo manual to see if I need to reset anything and can find no instructions on resetting. I know I may need to re-install the OS and all that, but I can't even get something to come up on the monitor to tell where I'm at.
Also notable, I hooked HD up as a slave to another computer and HD is coming up. Monitor is in working order as I've plugged it in to a different tower and all runs fine.
Any ideas are welcome as to what my next step should be. TIA