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computer wont boot up?

I recently took my computer in to a technician and he told me that my modem and weatherboard was fried and I need a new computer but after talking to several people no one knows what a weatherboard is. Does anyone here know what that is? When I turn on my computer it acts as it normally does making sounds as it boots up ,the light will blink and the cooling fan will kick on, But Then the light turns off, the computer wont boot up, and the only thing that happens is the cooling fan stays on. I have tried rescue disks and still nothing can anyone help me?

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ah this seems like a simple confusion...I think he meant:
Motherboard, not weatherboard.
There is no such thing as a Weatherboard in a computer...just the Motherboard...which is like the single most important piece of hardware there is...it's the backbone of the system. If it's friend along with your modem, just buy a new mobo (short for motherboard) and pick up a modem...what kind of CPU do you have? I can tell you what kind of Motherboard you will need...

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I have an Emachines T111 has pentium celeron processor 40 gb hard drive.Just a beginners comp. I know thats what the guy told me I had him write it down on a piece of paper and have been looking for this aparently non existing item.I was mainly just trying to find the cost of this item because he told me it would be about the same as buying a new comp.


P.S. thanks for your help

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Emachines were very low priced systems

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but pretty darned good for the money, especially the newer ones. Gateway has since bought emachines and merged their computer lines.. If you take into account the cost of the tech's labor he is probably correct about a similar [a little better] new system.

Whatever you do if you buy a new one strip all of the parts out of the old one. You could put that 40 GB drive in the new one as a second drive.

Possibly buy a barebones system ands use your existing parts.

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Hello,

did you ever find out what the intitial boot up problem was?
I am having the same problem with an HP 522n runnning XP home edition. I went into the full system recovery and took it back to where it was when it left the factory, and still the boot problem persists. I find though, I can press control/alt/delete at the split instant the keyboard lights up (then quits again) and it will take me into XP. I managed even (by some fluke of luck) to get into the BIOS at one time, and changed the boot order to DVD-CDROM; A:\;C:\ so that now I can boot from an emergency disc. I would like to know what the problem is, and why the full recovery discs did not fix that problem. Does anyone know?
Thanks for your help,
trapper

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SEND IT BACK FOR REPAIRS ASAP BEFORE THE WARRANTY RUNS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emachiens are apparently known to overheat and cause damage to your computer. if you get it back and it is still defective, as the tech guys for the number for the corprate office and complain. my m5310 has been repaired 4 times and is still defective.

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