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Does this sound as if my motherboard has been destroyed? have a smell inside your psu, try and identify what went pop ( unplug from the mains before you start fiddling with the psu ) ^^ this and this ^^ You could have damaged something else somewhere in the system (leading to the 2nd and 3rd ones failing), or the short still existed. "Channeling the spirit of jboy..." Report • #2 Sorry for my earlier whining posts - it's just that when I put in the new PSU I thought everything would work and I'd have a PC again. navigate here

All Rights Reserved. I'd be really grateful for any help. Just buy a new power supply that matches the current one. You most likely did not know.. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/316740-28-computer-blew

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I am guessing that the power supply probably got fried because if it was something else--like the CPU or graphics card or HDD--then it would still power on, right? Be VERY careful.2) To answer your question. If there was a short in the secondary of the psu you could have sent higher voltages to devices that don't respond well to that kind of treatment, and yes it The motherboard AND CPU are wrecked.

A fried PCI card or a RAM stick can just as well prevent the system from powering up. (Or did you already try with a bare mobo)? Ask ! Report • #27 OtheHill May 16, 2011 at 05:48:50 You are deceiving people into thinking that you know what you are doing. Can A Blown Power Supply Damage A Motherboard Some (most) hardware that is returned to the vendor for warranty replacement is damaged by user error.

Thanks, JohnClick to expand... My graphics card is still uninstalled and my computer is dead and im wondering whether or not i can salvage any of the parts. Either way you could have unplugged the other end. Or is there just a slight chance?

Or are there any other possibilities? Why Did My Psu Blew Up A few months ago, I had the proudest moment of my life when I built my own PC. If the computer was off, and you touched a wire on the AC side there is a chance nothing got through the transformers and so forth.Anyways, for future reference, never work my computer just blew up?

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Sometimes i cant (afford) to buy high end s---. In the meantime, I'm wondering if I *should* just bite the bullet and buy a different PSU - maybe a 600W. Something Blew Up In My Computer Reply Reply post #2 of 16 5/4/10 at 8:50am frickfrock999 Ph.D in Everything. Joined: Dec 2009 Location: Chicago Posts: 15,237 Reviews: 11 Select All Posts My Pc Blew Up or is the whole computer destroyed now and I should just get a new one? 1 following 28 answers 28 Report Abuse Are you sure that you want to delete this

Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Guide Tom's I FINALLY jsut managed to open up my computer. Take the PSU back and get a refund cause.. January 7, 2007 10:48 AM Subscribe Just blew up something in my computer, now it won't boot. Computer Blows Up Gif

This is a total nightmare for me, and I'm starting to think I must have been mad to think I could ever make a working PC in the first place! Nov 7, 2006 #15 whitefort TS Rookie Topic Starter Hi, guys - I really appreciate your help so far, and while I've solved one problem, I've hit another - any help Amr_3 6 posts since Dec 2016 Newbie Member Can't Access Nighthawk Router Login Page Last Post 3 Weeks Ago Hello Daniweb Community, I've been given a Nighthawk (R7000) to checkout to Can i get some reliable methods in which i can check which components work and which don't?

Baltan Nov 2, 2006 #5 Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837 +6 The short doesn't have to be in the motherboard. Pc Power Supply Exploded I knew I had a short, so I tried a new power supply cable. Extreme PSU Calculator Sometimes you can see the damage caused by a power surge in the health of Motherboard capacitors.

Do try the paper clip test tho, best way to narrow it down to the PSU or not. My baby girl (13 items) CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAMi5 3570kASrock z77 Extreme 4GTX

He was pretty adamant that this ruled out motherboard damage. Report • Start a discussion Ask Your QuestionEnter more details...Thousands of users waiting to help!Ask now Weekly Poll Do you think Google should sell budget phones in the US? Sounds to me that you motherboard is destroyed and you will have to get a new mobo. Power Supply Popped And Sparked For example.

Off and not plugged in is not the same is off and plugged in. Anmelden 8 1 Dieses Video gefällt dir nicht? Good luck. If you read my whole post, I was trying to unplug the power from the computer.

After that i was real angry.Third time buying, and this time a 1200W PSU, I thought i couldnt go wrong with this one. Does the power supply hold any danger for the new components? Off and not plugged in is not the same is off and plugged in. I gave it an hour before trying to boot it up again and it won't turn on.

Did the power or any breakers trip in your house? You can only upload photos smaller than 5 MB. there good for DIY jobs when there is no hammer available.Think thats what il get in my next laptop lol got current one last june.Processor type : Intel® Core™ i5-430M Processor Report • #9 daniel.marriott May 13, 2011 at 01:27:28 Wow it is possible http://www.tomshardware.com/gallery...rating of 1.0 in the pics on the linkTandem SupportTandem Web Design Report • #10 phi11 May 13,

iam2thecroweOct 26, 2011, 4:59 AM ericdude88 said: It didn't need unscrewing...I just thought it did because the power cord was stuck in the PSU lmao... When getting your new PSU, I suggest that you get a good quality one, ThermalTake and Coolermaster both make excellent PSU's, if your old unit was in the 400W range get I replaced the PSU, but the PC wouldn't power up. The light for the CD Drives comes on for a quick flash then goes off.

There are components that will hold enough electricity to kill someone. Finals is this week and I really need my PC. It had a 430W PSU in it. I hope this helps, and I am sure other members will have more suggestions Good Luck Sean Nov 2, 2006 #3 whitefort TS Rookie Topic Starter Thanks, guys.

More questions Computer question just blew out and reloaded windows.? Since then, there are at least three where people complain that theirs burned out exactly like mine. Not to say that a faulty power supply can't blow a connected load - it *can*, but this would be as a result of a (possibly momentary) voltage *increase* (possibly due Whether or not your hard drives got fried also is questionable.

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