Power Supply Causing Problems

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heyjim

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Hello everyone,
Just last night while I was using my computer, the power supply shorted... there was a "bang" type noise that came from it, I quickly pulled out the power from the computer. Right afterwards it smelt like smoke and such. I acquired a new power supply and put it in, hooked it back up to the motherboard and there is power flowing now, but the motherboard isn't responding. When I turn it on, it doesn't boot. When I disconnect the drives and such to see if the motherboard would respond by beeping, it doesn't. Now I'm puzzled about what to do, it's an Intel Pentium 4 2.5 GHz machine, the new power supply I put in is 480 Watts in comparison to the old one that was 300 Watts.

So now here's my situation, what should I do? It seems like the motherboard is shot, or maybe even the CPU. Is there anything I can do to my current board and CPU to maybe see if it could work again? Will I have to buy a new motherboard and CPU? And finally, do you think anything else is shot, like memory for example?

Thanks in advanced,
Jim
 

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Your motherboard likely got blown out as well. Your CPU is most likely fine. You should test the other components to see if they work. Sometimes the drives and memory can get damaged as well for such an event.
 

heyjim

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Thanks for the quick response! I'll get a new motherboard and test out the CPU, if it works then that's great. Thanks again :)
 
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