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Is anything salvageable?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Timex747, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. Timex747

    Timex747 Thread Starter

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    Yesterday I turned on my computer and heard a loud pop. The power supply (Antec) is dead and the motherboard. Is it likely that the RAM, video card and processor are OK? I don't have another motherboard (socket 939) to test the parts.

    I guess I can't complain about the PS, it lasted 5 yrs, but I wish I'd gotten a warning that it was going to fail, before it took out my motherboard. Even though my computer was old, it did the job.

    Thanks in advance.

    Sue
     
  2. leroys1000

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    I had a power supply blow and even catch fire when I wiggled the power cord.
    It still protected the hardware and everything else was fine.
    Are you sure the motherboard is bad?
    I just changed power supplies and booted it up.
     
  3. Tanis

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    Without testing it is hard to say, its possible that they have survived OK but its also possible that they are dead.
     
  4. Timex747

    Timex747 Thread Starter

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    Both are dead. I had another PS to test the MB. Nothing happens. :(
     
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