Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:00 PM
I had a client bring me a computer today and I think it's just a paperweight now. Just want to post on here to get second opinions.
It's an eMachines W5243 desktop. It powers on as soon as you plug the power cable in. You cannot turn it off using the power button on the front. It has to be unplugged to turn off. When it does power on, there are no POST beeps while booting and no video at all.
Here's what I've done:
Tried a different power supply.
Tried a new video card.
Tried booting up with everything unplugged (DVD and hard drive).
Tried booting up with no memory installed.
The only card installed was a modem. I removed it and tried to boot.
I disconnected the power switch and front lights, and it still powered on as soon as I connected the power cord.
I know the monitor works because its the same one I'm using right now.
With each of these steps, the PC did the same thing. Just powered on, no beeps at all, and no video. If it was actually trying to boot up, I would expect to hear some beeps when everything was unplugged, right?
I think I've ruled out everything except the mobo and CPU, and I don't have the capability to test those at all. Since the client doesn't want to put more than $100 into it, I've got to tell him its dead.
Does anyone here have any other ideas that I haven't tried?
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