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E-machines Just Bleeps


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#1 stantheman1

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 04:47 PM

Hi All
Im tyring to fix my sisters desktop
Its an e-machines not sure what model
think its got a foxcom motherboard?
Anyhow i have changed hard drive and it not that,
i think psu is ok ,its got a 5v supply and 12v supply going to hard drive.
Now where do i go?
any help much appreciated
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 06:35 PM

What is it doing or not doing?
How far into the Boot process?
Is the any pattern to the Beeps??
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#3 stantheman1

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 07:53 PM

Hi
Thanks for getting back to me
There is a pattern to the beeps
It beeps for about8-10 second
stops a second or 2 then repeats.
It doesnt boot at all.
thanks
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 12:44 AM

It sounds like another victim of the notorious "Bestec" power supplt.

Open the computer & get the power supply where you can see the label.
If it says Bestec more then likely the power supply has failed & fried the motherboard in the process.
Bestec power supplies are well known for that.

If it is a Bestec you may get lucky & simply replace the power supply, but I wouldn't count on it !
The only way you wwill know for sure is to actually try another power supply.
I would NOT hook the power supply that's in it to another motherboard though.
The power supply can make the fans spin & appear to be working but still be bad.
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