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Motherboard cought a spark

Q: Motherboard cought a spark

Hi guys,

Just tried installing 2nd hand components and when I first started up the fans of my CPU/Graphics card/Coolers didn't work and I noticed a little spark on the MB near the VGA card. I blew it out and pulled the power immediately... I was scared for the damage to say the least...

But after some time I noticed that on one side there was contact with the lower side of my MB on the case it was mounted on. So I demounted a bit, tried again and everything worked, CPU/VGA/Coolers, even heard the good old 'BEEP'. I have no screen to test it on so I can only see the result tonight. Could I just have been the most lucky person a live or is there no way that everything is still intact? :-/

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A: Motherboard cought a spark

Well I would say theres still a chance that there was minimal-no damage, however you cant be sure till you actually hook up the machine to a monitor we cant be sure.

Ive seen computers leak water from liquid cooling units all over componenets while on and function just fine, computers dropped on the sidewalk, and many more things that should have ended a computers life yet it kept on running, so anything is possible!

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So a friend of mine got a new 120mm case fan for his PC the other day and he installed it to the wrong part of the motherboard and when he turned it on he said he saw the wires for the fan spark and catch on fire. He said he unplugged the PC before anything else could happen. He said that the PC turns on and functions normally but he is concerned if there could be future hardware failures because of what happened. And if there could, how would we find out?
 

A:Plugged case fan in wrong part of motherboard, saw spark and a little fire...

If it still works ok chances are it will carry on working.

You'll know something got damaged if it starts to show strange symptoms.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/plugged-case-fan-in-wrong-part-of-motherboard-saw-spark-and-a-little-fire.1049109/
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A:MY PC cought a nasty flu...

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A:Solved: I think I cought something

Problem solved
 

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A:Employee cought Virtumonde & Trojan

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A:Spark In My Line In Port?

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And when that happens, what parts of my pc is toasted? mobo, cpu, psu? hopefully not everything sad.gif

I have never experienced this ever before in the years of tinkering with computers sad.gif
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A:please help!, my pc had a small spark when plugged in

u :
Nothing good!

Presumably you understand electrostatic precautions.

Perform the following, with the computer OFF & unplugged.
Disconnect all peripherals except mouse, monitor & keyboard.
If the motherboard has an onboard / integrated video chip, use it instead of an add in card.
If the computer has > 1 stick of ram, remove all but the ram stick in slot #1. You will need to check your motherboard manual.
Disconnect all data and power cables to your drives [ HDD [ hard disk drives ], optical drives [ CD, DVD ] and FDD [ floppy disk drive ].
If you have any USB or other port cable that run from your motherboard to the case, or to an add in card, disconnect those cables from your motherboard.

Plug in the power.
Turn on the computer.

If it fails to turn on, try a different stick of ram in the #1 ram slot.

Depending upon your area's available resources, consider replacing the power supply, firstly.

Check with your vendor to ask about return policies & charges / fees for re-stocking.

If you have to replace the motherboard, & if said motherboard has a different chipset from your current motherboard, be prepared for a BSOD.

If you supply the brand, model model # of your CPU, motherboard, ram & video card, someone might be able to provide more specific assistance.

Best of success.

RF123
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/please-help-my-pc-had-a-small-spark-when-plugged-in.861517/
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A:PSU - Spark and Bang, ohhh no

It is possible that your psu has indeed damaged your other hardware.

However, untill you try a new psu, you won`t know for sure.

If you`ve been lucky then a new psu will be all you need.

Regards and good luck Howard
 

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-g910-orion-spark-problems.1146840/
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130826213416AA5PMzG
 
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there's a beta signup now...

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A:Identify motherboard's front panel connections | PC Acer 3700GX | Motherboard F90M

no replies????

is it such a hard/stupid question??
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/identify-motherboards-front-panel-connections-pc-acer-3700gx-motherboard-f90m.840211/
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Almost a word for word copy & paste from THIS forum post made in 2014
@muckshifter the bus inspector should be along soon
 

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/threads/mass-storage-controller-driver-for-asus-motherboard-p4r800-vm-motherboard-for-xp-re-installation.4069314/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dell-inspiron-1300-bad-motherboard-but-which-motherboard-do-i-order.135108/
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Hi, Yes as you can see on the list:      http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=794984-001 Regards.

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A:Motherboard or PSU gone?

Have you unplugged the mouse/ keyboard and new HD and tried to boot again?
 

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A:How is this motherboard?

There is not a thing wrong that I can see with that motherboard.
 

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A:Motherboard

A couple of suggestions

You can download Everest and see what info it gives you.

The Packard Bell UK site has a forum Packard Bell that might help.
 

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A:Getting a new MotherBoard

What OS are you using?

If XP, all you need do is try to boot with the new configuration. If it won't boot, you'll need to do a repair installation. That will preserve all your programs and settings but build a new hardware configuration for your new hardware.

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When done, you will be back to your familiar desktop with everything looking just like it did before. But all your Windows Updates are gone and you will need to get those again.
 

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A:Motherboard with no CPU

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A:Did I fry my Motherboard?

The chances of damaging your mobo is low IF you did NOT power on the PC when the PSU decided to die. I would check and dbl check your connections to the mobo, make sure you have the 4pin molex plugged in next to the CPU.

Do any fans come on? Does the PSU fan come on? Any Beeps?
 

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A:motherboard

check here for chipset drivers, if you need a different driver please state which one, you motherboard supposedly is made by JAMA but I had no luck finding there site.
http://www.viatech.com/jsp/en/dr/driver.jsp
 

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A:Help with motherboard

Where do you live? And what do you do with your pc?(play games, work...etc) And is your motherboard really broken? What are the symptoms?
 

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A:Bad motherboard or RAM?

Gwen said:



My Specs:
Motherboard: ASUS P4P800 Deluxe
Video Card: ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro
Ram: 1 GB, Kingston

I am having major problems with my computer. Something is causing my hard disks to develop bad sectors. I replaced the power supply to an Antec NeoHE 500 watt and I bought a new surge protector. Now I am getting video display problems to point that I cannot do anything on my computer. The display is bad even on the startup screens and in BIOS. My registry started having problems and I received an error in Event Viewer that something was corrupt and to do LODCTR /r:filename.

I tried a different hard disk, video card, and monitor. I put in all new psu and SATA cables. I plugged the SATA cable into the second SATA port. I updated all drivers and the Intel chipset. I updated the BIOS, and reset CMOS and set BIOS to defaults. I swapped the RAM to different slots and I checked all the connections on my motherboard.

My motherboard is still under warranty and ASUS has advised me to run MemTest-86 to Pass 7, which I am doing right now. The display is a mess (black and blue vertical lines with some red boxes as well; the letter V is in the blue lines), but it looks like after Pass 6, it has no errors.

So what do you guys think is wrong with my computer?

Thanks in advance!Click to expand...

A surge protector will not help in this case

Have you tried to reseat the graphic card?

Have you tried just the minamal things to start the compter/?

Motherboard, Harddrive, one stick of RAM, Graphic Card?

Have you tried removing the motherboard and putting it on a none-condutive material?
 

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A:Hot Motherboard

Depends on what type of case you have now. Small cases tend to run hotter, if you have a midtower or bigger that shouldn't be an issue.
You can look around at this site http://www.3dcool.com for cooling alternatives.
Check out their cases and the way the side fans are installed.
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Install the two new fans with grills and dust covers blowing in on the motherboard to keep the dirty out.

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A:Is my motherboard bad?

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Email- [email protected]
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A:Motherboard Help

Disconnect all the wires from the front panel and replace them carefully. If you look in your mobo manual it will show you which wires go where.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
 

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A:Motherboard or CPU or both?

After changing the PSU, did you connect that square 4-pin cable from PSU to motherboard again?
 

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A:Bad Motherboard?

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A:Which CPU would be best for this motherboard?

You Bet

Product Type Mainboard
Form Factor ATX
Width 30.4 cm
Depth 24 cm
Compatible Processors Athlon, Duron, Athlon XP<<<<<<<<<<<
Processor Socket Socket A
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Max Bus Speed 266 MHz<<<<<<<<<<<
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A:DF motherboard

Are you an experienced computer tech? There is a lot to consider when you attempt to replace a laptop motherboard
 

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A:Motherboard help!

Has the problem happened again? Are your advanced power settings set to turn off hard disks, and moniter?
 

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Okay i have been intrested in buying a new motherboard, I had an asus a7n8x delux for awhile but just decided i wanted a new board the two main boards im am looking at are the GIGABYTE "GA-7NNXP" or the MSI "K7N2 Delta2 Platinum" i've heard alot of good things about the msi but not much good about the gigabyte and the gigabyte is almost 2 the price and doesn't have much more and also doesn't have very good reviews so i thought i would post on here to get some real opinions on the boards i will be running a athlon xp 3000 on it. Any help and opinions would be gladly appreciated.
 

A:Which Motherboard?

Don't know who you been talking to but the last four Gigabyte boards I've built with are still running and one of them is six years old. MSI are also good.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/which-motherboard.265211/
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Its been awhile since I built my last rig. My specs are above. Now I feel its time for me to upgrade.

I want a faster cpu and therefore I need a new motherboard . I would also like to keep as much of my current equipment as possible to hold down costs

I need a New Motherboard that uses DDR1 RAM, IDE and SATA outlets and PCI and AGP slots?

How much of this is possible on a dual core cpu?
 

A:Can You help me with a new Motherboard?

Maybe you should start from scratch and build a totally new computer. For stuff like GTA4 etc etc etc I would rather go for the new mobo's(pci-e slot). You can go for AMD Phenom II cpu's and Radeon HD 5770,5850,5870 series GPU's. You talk about upgrade, so in that line I would bounce away from the older stuff(like agp cards) and build new from scratch
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-you-help-me-with-a-new-motherboard.912425/
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which one of these is a better one and what would be a good cpu to go with it for under 100.00
ASUS "A7V600-X" KT600 Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU or PENTIUM 4 S478 MOTHERBOARD LAN SOUND FIREWIRE ATA/133 P
 

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ok im building my first pc and i have looked on the internet and have found 3 motherboards but i dont know which one to choose and im hoping someone can help me, the motherboards are - Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe, Gigabyte GA7vm400M-RZ and MSI KM4M-V SKT A 8xAGP Onboard VGA/Sound.
 

A:which motherboard is best

Howdy!

Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe,
I'm running Amd 2700+ atholon
And luv it!
Lots of features...
G'Luck deciding!
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/which-motherboard-is-best.29512/
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hi everyone, im looking for a motherboard for the pc im building that will accept an amd athlon 64 3000+ S939 OEM can anyone help me out. please
 

A:looking for motherboard

Can we assume your case takes an ATX motherboard?

Budget, or performance? What is the priority here? Will this be a gaming computer?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/looking-for-motherboard.29459/
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Hi guys, I've got a ASRock P4S61.
After much looking about I'd like to upgrade my graphics and memory.
So I downloaded AIDA32 to find out my memory and my graphics card is onboard.

So basically I'm wondering if this motherboard will allow me to use a good graphics card on it?
I've been thinking of buying a high end graphics card but I don't know if my motherboard would cope with it.

Thanks guys,
-B
 

A:Motherboard

That's a fairly old board.
It has a 8X AGP video card slot.
It won't run as well as todays PCI Express 2.0 cards but you
can use a 8x AGP video card.
Still much better than onboard.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/motherboard.915817/
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I have the xfx 750a sli mother board right now but the overclocking abilitiys arent that good so im thinkin about returning it but i want another one but dont know whats the best one for the price. Im looking for one under 200 possible under 150 and its for Amd phenom x3 and might upgrade to phenom 2 And right now i have a gtx285 and plan on sli'ing it in future. What would u recommend for me?
 

A:New Motherboard Help

this for sli - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131343
this best amd board right now - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131339 but its crossfire.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-motherboard-help.120668/
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I hope this is one some one can answer soon. What is the cause A continues screech from when the MB speaker when booting the first time on this MB?
OK I answered my own question, when I open the case and looked, I had missed plugging in the video card. Just a note for anyone else looking for the same question or answer.
 

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