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Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

Posted by: Donna B.      25 Mar 2011 @ 19:42
Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

My computer will not power up. I did think it was the PSU which has now been replaced but it is still the same. Any ideas, the power does turn on for app. 3 secs and then cuts out. Would you please be able to let me know what you think it may.

Reply by:  .      26 Mar 2011 @ 11:08
RE: Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

Donna
apologies for the late reply, but we are currently having a few problems with the forum

Your symptoms very much sound like a failed motherboard. This can often happen when PSUs fail, especially with lower end machines usch as Packard Bell or Acer. The PSUs are usually not able to deliver enough power, and when they fail tend to produce quite an electrical "spike" which blows the board - and often the memory as well

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Reply by: Donna B.      29 Mar 2011 @ 13:47
RE: Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

Thanks so much for the reply, is it possible to replace the MB or I am looking a a new PC. I would only be looking for the photos which would be on PC? Many thanks again for your help.

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      29 Mar 2011 @ 13:57
RE: Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

it should be possible, unless the machine is so old that its not possible to find a compatible board. THAT depends on what processor & memory the machine uses, at present I can't find a spec for it so can't give a useful answer
However you'll be looking at a minimum of around £50 parts cost for the board, plus any replacment memory, plus the labour time required (hard to judge that as it may require windows to be reloaded, it may not)
If the machine is old, then the economics are debateable
As for the data, it should be possible to mount the hard drive into a caddy and plug it into a new machine

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Reply by: Robbie73 L.      23 May 2011 @ 21:24
RE: Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

Hi.. Don't spend any money on this!!! I'll tell you why.
I work with pc's and software all the time for work and play (i am assistant network manager in the uk offices for a global library software company), and at night i am mending pc's and laptops for friends and family...etc..
Anyway, being a geek i had far too much old technology lying around so i loaded up my car and drove to the tip. I was loading some large CRT monitors into a container and a lady came up with a big box. She asked me if this was where you put the "hard drive". I asked her what was wrong with it and she said it won't start. I looked in the box and it was immaculate condition externally. I said to her "if you would be kind enough i could use some parts from that, so to save tipping it, can i have it?" She said "Yes it would be good for somebody to make use of it. i've a new one now"
So i got it home and true to her word the thing started to blow loud fans and immediately shutdown. less than a second of life. not even a bios screen. I'd barely removed my finger from the power button. Hmm. I swapped psu but it was still the same?? i'll see if i can can at least get it to perform a POST (Power On Self Test), basically i'll reset the CMOS. (Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor, basically a mini program on a microchip that only deals with hardware, but keeps it settings by having a battery constantly feed it power)
So I removed the side of the case, then located the battery and gently removed it.
Then I located the CMOS 'jumper' and removed that, paying attention to it's original postition. The motherboard does mention CMOS in tiny writing and the jumper is not far from the battery. Anyway, with both removed i powered on the machine..a loud fan noise and then... It stayed powered on with some 'beep' codes. !!! Sucess.
Turn the computrer off by holding the power button down for five seconds. Then replace the battery and the jumper to their original locations.
Put the side of the case back on and power it back on. Quickly press the the F12 key (or whichever it is to enter the setup) while the machine is booting. keep pressing until the BIOS comes up. (low resolution screen. The focus will be on the date and time). Set the date and time and press F10 to save settings and exit.
The pc will restart and you are now back in for good. :)

Get a refund from whoever sold you the PSU :)

Rob

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      23 May 2011 @ 22:01
RE: Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

powering the machine up with the BIOS jumper set to "clear" can have rather unfortunate results. Like blowing the board completely.
However in the case of this machine the board almost certainly was already blown. Nothing you can do is going to change that

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Reply by: Robert N. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oxford, OX4      23 May 2011 @ 22:07
RE: Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

Sorry Jon, I disagree. I may be new here, but I've been around the block. Many times. Powering on the the pc with the jumper on clear is how the Cmos is powered with the battery removed. I.E. It resorts to Default settings. Buy a motherboard? If you wish, but resetting the cmos worked on this very machine. If you're going to spend money by a new cmos chip.

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Reply by: Felix T.      7 Jul 2011 @ 14:54
RE: Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

Had the very same fault. Tried the jumpers and battery removal, etc as suggested above and nothing - it didn't work for me.

I know a little bit about PC's and pretty certain with the way it was acting that the MB had blown (somehow) seems logical to me that once it's blown it's blown, you can't unblow them.

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Reply by: Wim W. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Rushden, NN10      7 Jul 2011 @ 20:35
RE: Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

You can 'unblow' a motherboard: just identify the components that went bang (or bulged/oozed) and decide about replacing them.

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Reply by: David M.      6 Oct 2018 @ 11:05
RE: Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

i have the above desktop and when it is turned on it says configureing 3/3 updates it does this for a short while then shuts down and then the whole process
starts again any ideas what is wrong
Asus support number

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Reply by: David M.      6 Oct 2018 @ 11:05
RE: Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

i have the above desktop and when it is turned on it says configureing 3/3 updates it does this for a short while then shuts down and then the whole process
starts again any ideas what is wrong
Asus support number

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Reply by: David M.      6 Oct 2018 @ 11:05
RE: Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

i have the above desktop and when it is turned on it says configureing 3/3 updates it does this for a short while then shuts down and then the whole process
starts again any ideas what is wrong
Asus support number

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Reply by: David M.      6 Oct 2018 @ 11:06
RE: Packard Bell Imedia 2215 dv100

I have the above desktop and when it is turned on it says configuring 3/3 updates it does this for a short while then shuts down and then the whole process
starts again any ideas what is wrong
Asus support number

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