Not A Merry Christmas - Fried Motherboard?

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Breakpoint

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My brother wanted to try his (PS/2) optical mouse on my PC to see if it was "bad" since it was skipping on his PC and a regular ball mouse was not skipping on his PC. So I unplugged my USB mouse and restared the PC, on the first restart the mouse wasnt being read so we restart and the computer detects the mouse (Please see the HISTORY portion of this post below for why the mouse didnt read on first try) so he is moving the mouse and then see's it skipping/freezing on my screen like his.Then ALL OF A SUDDEN my computer turns off!!!!

I try to reboot the machine but it will not turn on. The power good light on my Motherboard is lit up and green but the PC just wont turn on. So I switch Powersupplys. I plug the new one all up and hit the I/O switch on the back of the new powersupply and the PC turns somewhat |on| with the Processor fan running. BUT I am unable to turn the PC off with the front on / off button so I must turn the PC off by the I/O on the Powersupply. I then plug in the monitor and turn on the PC and see no video and the CD Drives do not iopen up.

I test the old powersupply on another computer and it works on that one.

So I am thinking that my Motherboard got fried from using a PS/2 mouse on it.
OR could their be another reason????

HISTORY OF MY PC
I first got my motherboard an ASUS P4R800 Deluxe in August 2004. Everything worked fine on it. Then in February 2005 PS/2 mouses would not be reconized on boot up of the machine always, causing me to restart the PC sometimes several times for it to finally read the mouses movements. Then I got a USB mouse and the computer would always reconize those movements. So now it is December 25th, 2005 and the Motherboard for what Im thinking just died for no reason but having troubles with PS/2 mouses.


Please give me your input. This just sucks because I got a new 6800 AGP video card in the Summer and now my AGP motherboard breaks and I could have saved on getting new PCI-E :(
 

Rukee

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try to reseat the memory sticks and the video card, make sure all the power cords are secure and plugged in all the way.
 

JohnWill

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Normally, even a short in the PS/2 port would only blow the fuse associated with the PS/2 ports. I've never seen it take out the whole board...
 

Breakpoint

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yhanks for the replies

looks like the motherboard has a 3 year warranty, and Asus website said I need to contact the seller of the MOBO which would have been NewEgg

Anyone got any tips on warranties with NewEgg and how I would go about that?
 

SirKenin

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You tell them that if they don't RMA your motherboard you're going to crack their shell... Get it?? Egg?? Shell?? Huh? Huh?

Ok. You're right. That was bad. *sigh*
 
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With NewEgg . . go to the website . . click on My Account . . sign in and click on Return Item ( RMA )
 

JohnWill

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I don't think it'll be any problem with NewEgg, they're normally a pretty easy site to deal with.
 
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