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MOBO caught on fire

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Felipe123, Apr 28, 2019.

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  1. Felipe123

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    So I recently built a new computer but right as I turned it on nothing started. The fans didn't spin and the lights on the motherboard didn't turn on. I then realized smoke had been coming out of the 24 pin connecter on the motherboard so I turned it off. I didn't want to give up there so I decided to unplug everything from the motherboard to find the root of the problem. The only thing I left plugged into the motherboard was the cpu, cpu cooler, and the computer case pins. I then plugged in the 24 pin and 8 pin from the power supply and got the same result except fire came out of the 24 pin this time. I then plugged in my power supply to my old computer to see if the power supply works and everything ran fine.
     
  2. Gr3iz

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    What make/model motherboard?
     
  3. Felipe123

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    ASUS Prime z390-A
     
  4. Gr3iz

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    You've got both power connectors plugged in, right?
    There isn't something shorted, is there? Can you try to remove the board from the case and connect the PSU with the board on a (non-metallic) table?
     
  5. texasbullet

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    Seems your motherboard is already defective.
    If still under warranty you may want to get an RMA from the manufacturer.
     
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