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Is this motherboard/power supply TOAST???

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#1 skyfly1715


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:12 PM

Building a new computer I hooked up the connections wrong from the power supply to the motherboard cpu "power". When I turned it on it smoked from both ends, and I quickly shut it off. I was able to remove the capble from the power supply with no problem. It didn't melt to the inside. The motherboard however did melt to the inside. Well just one of the six pin connectors. But none the less you can see form the picture it's all messed up.




1. Can this be fixed?

2. Even if fixed would the motherboard be any good?

3. Do you think the power supply is good, since the cable didn't melt to the inside and was able to be removed.


I've already bought another board and power supply and the computer is done. Just wondering if these other pieces are salvagable.


Thank you



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#2 zingo156


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 08:54 AM

There is only one way to find out if the board is toast, that is to try it with a known good psu and plug it in correctly. It might still work. Smoke generally means certain death for electronics but I have seen a few boards survive similar mishaps.


You can test a psu with a multimeter:

Edited by zingo156, 29 December 2014 - 08:55 AM.

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