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post #21 of 24
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It could be possible that one of the standoffs did not line up properly. Hopefully this is not the case.

But yea I would take out the mobo and check the back for any damage or burnt spots. Especially around the standoff places.
Will do that. I just hope everything stays working like it is now and was just something minor. But not locating the source of the smoke worries me that something will break if not all the computer at some point. I think I'll just take everything apart and check it tomorrow.

If you guys have other pointers as for what else to check let me know. I seriously overlooked about the stands off since I've never had any problem with that.
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post #22 of 24
how could standoffs create a short if they are in place?
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post #23 of 24
Look around your usb/firewire headers on the motherboard for the front of the case. They use the same plug and connector but are pinned out differently. I have a feeling you plugged one into the other and zapped a chip/resistor.

Don't plug any usb/firewire into the front ports until you are sure there is nothing is burned near the headers or you risk burning out the connected device as well.
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So I took out the motherboard and nothing looked burned behind it or by the stands off. I also look in the other side of the case where I hid all the cables and I couldn't see anything. It's very odd... Now he is playing Dirt 3 and the computer hasn't complained at all. I just hope that it was a little bit of dust that just burnt and for some reason the motherboard was acting up with the LEDs.

But, I'm not complaining as long as this works and doesn't burn again everything should be fine.
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