eMachines T1360

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2015

Quick Specs
Brand, Make, Model: eMachines T1360
CPU Brand, Make, Model (Original, Current): Intel Celeron [Tualatin-256 1.3GHz/256K/100 FSB, SL5VR; Tualatin 1.4GHz/256K/100 FSB, SL6C6?]
RAM (Original, Addition, Current): 128MB, 384MB, 512MB [MAXED]
Hard Drive Capacity (Original, Additions, Current): One 60GB, One 8.4GB and one 60GB, One 80GB and one 250GB, One 40GB and One 250GB
Optical Drive (Original, Replacements, Current): Samsung? CD-ROM Drive and Hitachi-LG CD-RW Drive (Burner), [CD-ROM Drive replaced four times beforehand] Hitachi-LG CD-RW Drive and LG DVD-RAM Drive (Burner), Samsung CD-ROM Drive and Hitachi-LG CD-RW Drive
Chipset: Intel i810E
Video Spec, Brand, Make, Model (Original, Current): Integrated Intel i752 Graphics, Integrated Intel i752 Graphics (disabled) and nVidia GeForce 8500GT Graphics
Sound Spec, Brand, Make, Model: Integrated Intel 82801AA (aka SoundMAX) Sound
Integrated Network Adapter (Yes/No) - If Yes, what: Yes, Realtek RTL8139(A)-based PCI Adapter
Integrated USB Ports (Yes/No) - If Yes, what: Yes, Two Back USB Ports and Two Front USB Ports - All USB 1.1 Specs
Original Peripherals Removed: Conexant Modem PCI Card (since re-added for restoration)
Peripherals Added: D-Link DFE-530TX+ PCI Network Card, D-Link DWA-552 XtremeN Wireless Network PCI Card (since removed for restoration; DFE-530TX+ is in main server)
Operating Systems (Original, [Re]Installs, Current): Windows XP Home (Still have the Restore CDs!), Windows 2000 SP4, Ubuntu Linux [Last is 11.04], Windows XP Home (lol)
Date Obtained: May 22, 2003

A seemingly new computer at first glance (if you've never owned an eMachines PC before), but as you used it, it was revealed to be a computer with dated hardware... by three years. But hey, it was $300 refurbished! Also, a gaming computer turned server... running this very website until August 2011. It was then turned into an FTP server until it decided to kernel panic and then would no longer boot. Recently, it was rebuilt and its main purpose is to play music. It was better off being a simple server... or even a overbuilt jukebox machine... than a gaming computer anyway.


2003: May. Computer was ordered from TigerDirect. That is how I've heard of them. Arrived a day early, and had to pick it up. Upon receiving the computer, I realized it was refurbished. Still, it was set up for the first time. Everything was included (except the monitor, because it was separate), so manufacturer refurb'd. Upon running it and putting it in my name, I realized it was slow as heck. Unfortunately, we had to endure it for a few years. The original descrpition for the computer was long: 'The Gaming and Video Game Recording Computer'. Why I used that descrpition was baffling.
2004: The original CD-ROM drive destroyed a copy of my Random Stuff CD. Shattered it to pieces! I thought it was Sonic R. That drive was promptly replaced. And again. And again.
2005: Memory was upgraded to 384MB of RAM from 128MB. Sometime later, it was upgraded to 512MB of RAM. That's right, we maxed it out. Funny we didn't do much research in choosing these RAM sticks, but they work, as I heard recently in 2010 that this board is picky with RAM. Also, the fourth CD drive was replaced with a DVD-RAM drive.
2006: Downloaded BIOS update, but never ran it.
2007: Hitachi-LG DVD-RAM drive's firmware was updated. Fixed some issues, but not all.
2008: Mid-year. Computer was backed up, formatted, and reinstalled because it was muddled beyond repair.
2009: Not much I remember this year.
2010: March. Second time of backing up and formatting. Instead of Windows XP, another system was going to take its place, because it was going to become a permanent server. Experiments of Ubuntu and openSuSE [Linux distros] were used, but couldn't communicate well with multiple network cards (all would time out after a few seconds). Ultimately, Windows 2000 Professional was installed. In other notes, the original fan was failing. Was replaced with a smaller fan. And another: finally ran the BIOS update before formatting. Was successful.
2011: January. Replaced fan with a quieter, and more importantly, an appropriately sized fan. In April, Ubuntu Linux was installed in place of Windows 2000 on this computer [server!], because obsolesence caught up with us. Also in June, the fan was replaced again with a better one, and with screws, too! Also, August. A better server has replaced this one as a web server, and this one was converted into an FTP server, though, before that, someone borrowed it.
2012: Found an exact model of the original CD-ROM drive, which was bought and it promptly replaced the LG 4167B DVD drive. Also, November to December. Power surges nearly killed this unit and the current web server. Since the UPS is out of commission, the unit remains offline, therefore, no FTP server for the time being. (Though, the main server is still online.)
2013: Nothing significant.
2014: Bitcoin node was installed around this time on an eight-HDD RAID50 setup. Did pretty well, too.
2015: January. For some unknown reason, the machine had a kernel panic. Rebooting the machine yielded no results: machine did POST, but after that, did not boot the OS. The drive was fine at the time. (It is in the current FTP server to this day.) Some point later, I dismantled the machine. Also, May. The machine was taken apart, and the drives removed, backed up, and installed in another machine. Also, July. The machine was partially rebuilt. The CD-ROM drive was also mostly repaired. Also, August. The machine was fully rebuilt. Its main purpose is to play music.

Documents and/or Notes?
Yes! Here:

Trigem Lomita Specs and Info - Google Translated to English from Korean. Original link is here, all in Korean.

Yes! Here:

October 2008. This is a photo of it as a desktop/server combo before it became a permanent server until August 2011.

Extra Stuff?
Yes! Here:

Sound Drivers - For Windows 98 and XP.
Video Drivers - For Windows 98, NT4, 2K, and XP. Release Notes and Readmes included.
LAN Drivers - For Windows XP.

eMachines Lomita BIOS v1.01 - From an eMachines T1120 desktop.
eMachines Lomita BIOS v1.02 - From an eMachines T1115 desktop.
eMachines Lomita BIOS v1.03 - From an eMachines T1220 desktop.
eMachines Lomita BIOS v1.05e (ZIP Version) - The last BIOS version update. Also the one I have installed. ZIP version from another site.
eMachines Lomita BIOS v1.05e (EXE Release) - The last BIOS version update. Also the one I have installed. The one I downloaded in 2008. Thought to be long gone.
BIOS Notes - Shows BIOS version numbers and BIOS strings obtained from the files themselves, also notes an .exe WinImage version of v1.05e... thought to be long gone.

I don't feel like scanning it... but I will sometime.

Restore CDs:
That's very iffy. To release or not release... They are System Restore CDs that came with the PC I own, containing the Gold Release of XP Home with its drivers. I'm not going to bother yet, as Microsoft would probably find out anyway, if not Acer/Gateway/eMachines. xD
Finally released! After WinXP's End of Support, I have decided to release the CD images. 2014/04/27 Sys Res CD 1 of 2 Sys Res CD 2 of 2

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