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iqs

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Hi, I was given an old packard bell imedia mc 2559 PC. The pc hangs on the pink packard bell boot screen,all devices have been disconnected,still hangs.

I am looking for a replacement MB,but cant find any support on the packard web site.

The cpu is a Pentium D

Any help please

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gengiscant

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Pentium D or socket 775. I would have a look on eBay for a cheap Skt 775 motherboard.

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iqs

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many thanks

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iqs

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Can I ask,if the pc hangs at the packard bell post/bios screen,that the cpu is fine ? Thanks

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gengiscant

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Difficult to say, it is more than possible that the CPU is knackered.I suppose you would need to try another Pentium D to test that theory.

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iqs

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Hi,I tried a celeron d and still the same,hung on the Packard post screen,can't press f2,f3,f8 etc. ,your thoughts please ,thanks

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KRONOS the First

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Do you know the make/model of mobo? This info can often be found on the motherboard itself.

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iqs

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Hi, I have found the MB details,and gone to the gigabyte support page,the MB is not listed .I was hoping to flash the BIOS,last thing you should do,but i have tried everything else. Thanks

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KRONOS the First

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What are the details then? Flashing the bios is certainly not the last thing to do,these days it is something done quite simply and like patching a game it can improve performance. But I do not think flashing the bios will be of much help with your problem though it would not do any harm if the mobo is knackered anyway.

The reason that the board is not listed is because it will probably be an OEM mobo produced specifically for Packard Bell. There might be support somewhere but it can be tricky to track down, so if you can post the mobo details.

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iqs

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Sorry,I didn't post the details as I assumed if gigabyte didn't list it ,it must be so old and discon. I can't even access the bios etc,because the ps2 and ush keyboard is not detected .

Ga-8trc410mnf-rh

Thanks

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KRONOS the First

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From what i can tell that board was a oem specific revision of the gigabyte GA-8TRC410M-RH used in some packard bell and nec systems. As there is nothing for it on Packard Bell /NEC sites, it probably dosen't have any bios updates.

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