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#1 TheFrancisco

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:51 AM

Hi Everyone,

 

After applying a new layer of thermal paste on my heatsink I switched the PSU on and it short-circuted springing the breaker (I think that's how it's called) of the electrical mainboard and plunging my house into darkness - I must make a side note now to say that this was not the first time that such thing happened, in fact it had happened a couple of times before, my hunch is that that PSU came with a defect from factory - after i turned in on again, nothing happened, not a bleep, not a light, not a sound, nothing, dead.

 

I suspected that the PSU had gone to meet ist maker and so I purchased a new one and after Installation nothing happened; again not a sound, not a light, nothing; well my conclusion is that that short-circuit fried my motherboard as well.

 

Are my suspicions correct? what are the chances that my CPU has fried too? has anybody any advice for me? it would surely be appreciated

 

If anybody finds the info relevant:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 (Intel P67 express chipset)

Memory: 4 x 1.5 v DDR3

CPU: Intel i7 2600i Sandy Bridge

 

Thank you in advance.



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#2 The-Toolman

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:50 PM

Have you tried plugging the computer into another receptacle to see if the computer powers on.


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#3 TheFrancisco

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 02:53 AM

It's a multi-plugger and they are all working (monitor, sound-system and desk-lamp), there's no reason why this one shouldn't.






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