This guide deals with the change over of a blown motherboard on all Intel & AMD based emachines.All emachines have series identity model numbers starting 170 to 820, the second and last digit are changed to reflect the actual model you have . For example a machine called an 210 is a base unit based on an Intel processor starting at 2.3ghz. When ordering your replacement motherboard be certain to quote the model number in an email to me first to confirm that the PC you have is an Intel based PC. The series 600 numbers are normally AMD based which use a different motherboard. This guide for buying also is good for reference to the Fujitsu Scaleo PC's, Packard Bell,Viglen, HP Pavillion ranges and Advent Pc's bought through the High Street retailers chainstores.
If in doubt email me with the spec and code of your pc first.
The picture below is an Advent T9103. It is an Intel based computer normally using an Intel Pentium 4 HT550 processor and motherboard. This one has been rebuilt using an AMD Socket 939 based processor and an Asus motherboard. It a straight swap as the case interior dimensions for the motherboard are 230mm x 245mm. The changeover took about an hour to complete. no special tools apart from a cross-head screwdriver and some patience and common sense.