20 Most Recent AMD eMachines Desktop System w/ 17'' CRT Display, 2.0 GHz Athlon 64 3000+ (W3400) Questions & Answers


the problem with e-machines is that the motherboards are very cheap ones and they dont last very long

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011


The full motherboard breakdown will be evident if the pc will not come out of the yellow standby light on the screen. The other symptoms here will be the pc may sound as though it is running. This is assuming the power supply has not partially blown. The CPU fan will be seen to be running, the hard drive and cd rom lights will be glowing, and the hard drive can be heard running. The obvious point will be that in these circumstances the pc will show no signs of a display on screen.

What will have happened here is that the motherboard processor socket will have become inoperable. This is a non repairable item, but means the motherboard must be replaced for an effective and full repair.

The cost of this may sound worse that it actually is. The High Street stores will quote you inflated repair figures, when in truth the repair can be carried out by you with my instructions in under and hour and with full effect.





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AMD eMachines... | Answered on Jan 31, 2011


Look at the pinout of the Front Panel header, of the eMachine W3400's motherboard.

The plastic front of the computer is the Front Panel.
The area of pins on the motherboard, that the cables (Wires) from the Front Panel connect to,
is the Front Panel header.

The motherboard for an eMachines W3400 desktop computer is an MSI ms-7145
(Micro Star International)

Orient the motherboard in your view so that we are both looking at it the same way.
Processor to the Top, Ram Memory slots to the Right, white PCI slots (3) to the Bottom.

JFP1 is the Front Panel header.
(Junction Front Panel 1)

JFP1 is on the Bottom Right corner. There are two columns of pins arranged vertically.
(The JFP1 header runs parallel to the Right side of the motherboard)

The Left side column of the JFP1 header is numbered Odd.
Starting at the Top and going Down, the pins are numbered;
1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

The Right side column is numbered Even.
Starting at the Top and going Down, the pins are numbered:
2, 4, 6, and 8.
There is NO Pin 10

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive Activity LED light. (HDD)
If the LED light is dim will operating switch the wires around

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for the Reset switch. (Reset button)
> IF Used

C) Pin 9 is Not used. (NC. No Connection)

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light (If dim switch the wires around)

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch. (Power On button)

Trace the wires back to the Power On switch. Even if it means temporarily removing part of the Front Panel to see.

Same with the LED lights.
See which wires go to the Power On LED, and HDD Activity LED. (Harddrive Activity LED)

Follow the 3 wires, and tell me where they go to on the Front Panel.
USB port?
Memory Card Reader?
Firewire port? (a1394)

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Nov 27, 2010


Almost always indicative of a RAM memory problem. Troubleshoot by removing 1 stick of memory and rebooting. Switch sticks to determine if either stick of memory is bad or a bad bank on the motherboard.

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Nov 23, 2010


chang computer power supply

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Feb 19, 2010


DId you hook up the secondaary power supply on the side a 5 pin 1/2 inch in width?

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Jan 04, 2010


if the power light on the computer comes on, but you get no video or the monitor is powered on but goes into sleep mode then your video adapter on the computer is bad. this is a frequent occurance to the default onboard video adapters connected to the motherboard. you must purchase a pci or agp video card and install into the computer and this will solve your problem. hope this helps, please rate me thanks.

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Oct 01, 2009


I found this right on this website, hope it works!
As for the fans, make sure your connections are tight and in the proper sockets.

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Jul 10, 2009


hello.
if not notice yet that if you moved or agitate the crt vga cable it will fix the pink color.
you need to install a new fga cable.the current one is defective after a big time of moving.

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Jun 17, 2009


Found other question....
The setup dvd is usually made when U turn the pc on for the first time. The system will want U to make them them called Recovery disks (dvd's).
Must be used machine and needs some TLC.
After shutdown, unplugged, open case and vacuum or blow out dirt. Clean fans and gently push connections to insure good connections. Power up to make sure all fans are working. Unplug and reassemble.
Boot up and run Disk Cleanup, then Defrag. Run MSconfig - startup tab and uncheck everything. Reboot.
The only thing that will shut down pc is overheating. If confussed, go to control panel to power options and read options, set accordingly.
U can create recovery disk by following directions in the Help and Support section.

Good Luck

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Jun 13, 2009


Hi, there is a good possibility your hard drive has some bad sectors, I recommend downloading a utility that will check the state of the hard drive. http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=SeaTools&vgnextoid=720bd20cacdec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

You will need to burn the ISO on a working computer, then boot from cd and run the long test. If there is bad sectors the hard dive test will fail, then hard drive would need to be replaced. Good luck!

AMD eMachines... | Answered on May 23, 2009


You email address chnged where?

Remove firefox, In controlpanel goto Add remove programs and find mozilla firefox and remove, then download latest version from the internet and re-install, see if you have same problem.

Let me knw how you get if this does not work we can try a few other things.

Many Thanks

AMD eMachines... | Answered on May 22, 2009


http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html

Please go to this web page and download your drivers after putting in your pc information. Have any more problems, ask and I'll do what I can for you. :)


AMD eMachines... | Answered on Feb 11, 2009


they have to be plugged in horizontally although it is possible to plug them in vertically because the pins are evenly spaced either way. they are color coded just not like you would expect for example one plug has a green wire and a white wire the green side goes to the green pin and the white side goes to a green pin with a white cross you have to look close because there are several green pins which is what threw me off do this with all three plugs

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Jan 18, 2009


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AMD eMachines... | Answered on Jan 12, 2009


try to reinstall the sound drivers again that should work

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Nov 23, 2008


when ur starting the tower and it light are on and ur fan there is no problem with the power supply, i think that u rily need a new motherboard because ur board will not boot on start up..

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Jul 29, 2008


would u be talking about the cables for the powercable,light, and hdd light?

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Jun 28, 2008


it varys on each machine , but on the mother board their is a group of pins stickin out one or 2 have jumpers leave them alone! go to the pins left bare their is minenute abreviations next to the pins they will giv you an idea of what 2 do ,also look for colour coding.

AMD eMachines... | Answered on Jun 28, 2008

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