by redneck1988 - 10/10/07 8:32 AM
In Reply to: Loss of Audio by Peter Mowatt
I have had that same problem with two of my emachines, one was the same model, and the other a t1800. Im very sorry to say, but there is a good chance your computer is fried. Emachines have a very nastey problem in which their factory power suplies suck and burn out easily. Often when this happens, one of two things happen: the hard disks, and possibly disk drives, are shorted out and fried, or, the mother board gets fried. If your computer is still running, I would highly suggest you get a new power supply before you try running it again, as the loss of audio is a good sign your ps is going out and is already causing damage to the mother board. Being a celeron processor, it wouldn't be too expensive to replace the power supply: 100 bucks at best buy for a 400W, where the original ps runs at 250. This would mostlikly help your computer last longer. I really do believe you have the same problem as me, which could up the cost a little, where you will have to purchase a new motherboard, which can be difficult to find at a store. Your best bet would be online somewhere. These can come at a variety of prices, depending on what you need. I'm sure you can find one for 50 to 80 bucks with just the essantils. It probably wouldnt have more then 2 or 3 ram slots, and would mostlikly only have pci expansion bays, but it would get the job done. If this is the case, make sure the mother board is compatable with your Celeron Processor. Hope this ISN'T your problem, though I have seen this problem with many emachines. If this is, I hope that this helped out.
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