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Fried Mother board

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fields, Jan 19, 2004.

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  1. Fields

    Fields Thread Starter

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    When installing an Ethernet card I shoved the red wire from the video fan into the PCI slot, subsequently, there is an area that looks fried on the board and I can not meter continuity between the posts.

    Question is, Can I rebuild the system with getting a new mother board and possibly a video board and reuse the existing hard drive? The old system was A P4, 1.4gz with ME. I was thinking of going to a P4, 2.66GZ and reusing the hard drive etc. If so, what should I look out for at start up and is there any way to determine what else is fried in the system?

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  2. dustyjay

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    Are you saying that this system no longer works? Things like your hard drive, Video card, floppy, Optical drives, maybe CPU and Ram should be ok to use on another motherboard. Bet that was the tightest fitting PCI card you ever installed.
     
  3. Fields

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    The system does not work, the fans start but the power light does not come on on the front and there is no video. The card really snapped into place, the power wire was pretty small and was broken when I removed the card. I repaired the wire and the system is dead except for the fans.
     
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