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Old 26-08-08, 07:39 PM
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OMG COMPUTER SHORT Damage done?

Ok heres the scene, Computers on i find that my fan has become unplugged :S weird!,

Now what this fan was connected to was one of those fan pin connectors that connect on to a molex plug well i went to grab the pin cable (connected toeh molex) and it accidently touched the Mobo Tray causing a SPARK!! and my computer to shut off!

Has this done any damage to my computer!?

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Old 26-08-08, 07:50 PM
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Never play with your internals when its powered up.

Does it reboot?

If not try psu fuse.

still no..... check the board and components for scorched caused by arcing.

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Old 26-08-08, 07:52 PM
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Check for cosmetic damage

Check to see if it posts

Check to see if it boots

Bench/stress the crap out of it til your happy its stable.
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Old 26-08-08, 08:18 PM
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Ok well ive turned it on phew!, Theirs the tiniest hole where the spark occured bout the same size as a full stop

it booted with my 3.6ghz OC :s im gnna leave it running on prime 95 all night see if its ok

Thanks for the quick replies, anything else i should do or.? im thinking of putting my OC back to stock
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Old 26-08-08, 08:31 PM
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A hole... through the board!!

Leave it as is and put it through prime for a good 12-24 hours.

if it stays stable your a lucky chap and learn from your mistakes

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Old 26-08-08, 08:35 PM
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A hole... through the board!!

Leave it as is and put it through prime for a good 12-24 hours.

if it stays stable your a lucky chap and learn from your mistakes

ED
lool... im praying that their is nothing wrong with it i cant belive how stupid i was!
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Old 26-08-08, 08:52 PM
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You play with fire, you get burnt. You play with electricity, you screw up your rig . Make sure your PC is powered off next time.
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Old 27-08-08, 09:34 AM
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Theoretically u`ve introduced 5/12v to the chasis, making the ground/0v equal that. *Hopefully* it can make the mobo behave as if the potential powering it is now 0v and it shutdown.

Ur problem would be if any abnormal current was introduced, but it doesn`t sound like it. Similar currents can be induced if ur heavily charged and play with the case. (very rare in itself)
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Old 27-08-08, 09:37 AM
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Never play with your internals when its powered up.
lol I dropped a thumbscrew on the back of my GPU once... buggered the display right up.
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Old 27-08-08, 09:38 AM
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lol I dropped a thumbscrew on the back of my GPU once... buggered the display right up.
lol, ive done similar things before, but ive been lucky it never shorted, its just a pain trying to find and get that screw out
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