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Fried Motherboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cainith, May 31, 2006.

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  1. Cainith

    Cainith Thread Starter

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    I was running a 475w power supply and the other day I smelled burning electronics and then my computer shut off. After looking(and smelling) I found out that my power supply burned out. I ordered a 550 and after installing it my comp doesnt boot.....it doesnt even display anything or make the classic boot up noise. I assume that by the power supply taking a crap it shorted my motherboard, but I would like some other opinions before I get another one.
     
  2. photolady

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    A blown power supply certainly can take a motherboard out with it. It can also damage harddrives, optical drives and other PCI cards you have installed. Did you also check the motherboard that their isn't anything wrong with it. Though blown caps don't usually smell, these can cause your computer to not boot and your motherboard to not work.
     
  3. Cainith

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    alright thanks i guess ill replace the motherboard and pray that it only took that.....
     
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