new motherboard fried infront of my eyes

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play1998

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hey guys i just got a new MOBO+cpu combo pretty happy bout it

installed in no time booted the thing up and infront of my eyes one of the circuits on it literaly cought on fire for like 4 secs the thing i saw the flames on it, now guys i was grounding my self and all the mobo still gets power too it and still turns the fan on the cd rom all is functional is just that it will not post :(:L( and there is a black mark in the mobo where it cought on fire hahahaah

i never seen that before the worst thing is that is all operational but its wierd now the question is do you think when the store sees that, they will give me a refund or exchange i never had to return a part before damnn this sucks even though it was like 100 dollars i mean still was it something i did or it was just that was a dudd hahaha lol
 

play1998

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if no wanna budge the new mobo then what should i go kung fu on their *** hahah lol nah j/k but hey i am scared that cpu fried also hahah lol well got to go see
 

play1998

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ummmm ok guys here it goes finally found out what the problem was, hahaha guess what i had nt grounded the mobo correctly and it wa dangling on one end did not put a screw on it and that is how it fried when it touched the connection on it :( i fried 2 motherboard, the first they replaced it but the second one i am stuck with it do you guys think it could be fiuxed hahah i wanna try to fix it but don't knwo where to start, where can i get more info on motherboards, thanks

Ed
 

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I seriously doubt you'll fix the MB, and you'll probably spend lots of time and/or money trying. Chalk it up as a lesson learned and move on.
 

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Seriously, I think you should just go to a shop and have them install things for you ;)
 
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Board is not fixable...

Double check your work on mobo #3.... or pay someone $40-50 to build it for you... ouch.
 
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Lessons learned from a first time computer builder.
1. Go Slow and read EVERYTHING and follow instructions carefully.
2. Measure twice.. cut once
3. Save the Jack Daniels for AFTER you are done working on the computer.
4. Make sure you have plenty of light
5. Go Slow and read EVERYTHING and follow instructions carefully.
 
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heheheh...

Even Experinced users read manuals for new products...

Never work while drunk..

Don't let your dog help...
 

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Originally posted by compilerxp:
heheheh...

Even Experinced users read manuals for new products...

Never work while drunk..

Don't let your dog help...
I demand a recount! My cat helps me in everything I do....except I won't allow her to share my wine :D :D :D

and what's a manual?
 

play1998

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ummm i built a comp before but it just been a while i am really not a newbie lol but i wanna fix the mobo seee if could be done i need to start researching on this hehe :)
 

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The fact of the matter is, you could plug new components into the board and ruin the new parts too ;) I'd give up while you are ahead in $ on that board ;)
 

play1998

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hahah lol lol yah i guess you are right, i can't wait to get my engineering degree soon so i can make these things dopppeee
 
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