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I think I just blew my new ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution B3

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So yeah,

I installed the USB ports in the wrong place, I connected them in the black 1394 Firewire connection, and when I fired up the computer, a small fire came out of this chip;

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Then I realized I had connected it in the wrong place, so I connected it back to where it was supposed to be at, the blue USB connector.

Do you guys think the rest of the board is fine? I actually see some burn near the chip but not much, and so far I booted into Windows and the motherboard looks fine to me apart from that...

I can't RMA it at the moment, do you guys think the board is fine?
    
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If its booting up and working fine I would go for a p95 test, if it passes overnight I would say your fine. Just out of safety dont try plugging anything into that port again.

Also last time I tried to RMA a mobo with on board burn damage they wouldnt accept it frown.gif
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I'd say its probably ok assuming only the FW chip got burnt but I would still RMA it redface.gif
    
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If its booting up and working fine I would go for a p95 test, if it passes overnight I would say your fine. Just out of safety dont try plugging anything into that port again.
Also last time I tried to RMA a mobo with on board burn damage they wouldnt accept it frown.gif

I'm not going to use that port as I have no use for it, I'll test it over the weekend with some gaming and P95, I really don't feel like RMA'ing the board at the moment, I'd rather use it like this as long as it works fine.

Going to do a clean install of Windows 7 as it does not detect my 2nd GTX580 and I think the chipset/pci-e controller is in conflict with the old motherboard controller, although both are ASUS.

Hopefully it didn't kill anything.
    
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I burned a USB header on my old Asus board in simlar accident and the board itself kept working just fine.... I'd say the only damage was done to the Firewire controller. I hope you get your RMA tho they can be picky when it comes to burn damage
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post #6 of 28
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I burned a USB header on my old Asus board in simlar accident and the board itself kept working just fine.... I'd say the only damage was done to the Firewire controller. I hope you get your RMA tho they can be picky when it comes to burn damage

The thing is, I'm not looking into sending the board for a RMA as long as it works fine, I really don't mind having that firewire controller dead, as long it the rest works fine.
    
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Heres hoping kcue!

I had an Asus 1366 p6t mobo that I was having problems with, and like i mentioned when I tried to send that back they pointed out it had burn damage. I had no idea how that happened, only thing I can remember was the computer was shorting out, must have been some lose cablces under the mobo tray that caused it. Burn damage is a tricky one, sometimes it can be deadly, other times not so much.
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Quote:
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The thing is, I'm not looking into sending the board for a RMA as long as it works fine, I really don't mind having that firewire controller dead, as long it the rest works fine.

Oh then I'd say you won't have any problems. The resale value of the borard will go down tho don't forget about that biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 28
Your firewire caught fire. i think they say in the manual never to plug usb headers into the firewire ports, so you probably wont be covered under warranty.

Run tests on the whole board, especially the rear usb ports, and anything else connected to the southbridge. Providing voltage didn't shoot back any further than the firewire controller, you should be fine. Looking at my board, the part that blew says something like YSON SS14, but googling returned nothing, and i'm not sure what it does. I think its possibly some kind of diode.
Edited by alltoasters - 12/10/11 at 4:35am
     
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Well I just tried both GPU's separately on the first PCI-e and both work fine. thumb.gif

Tested the rear USB ports (Mouse, keyboard, headset), all work fine. thumb.gif

Tested the front USB panel from the case, works fine. thumb.gif

So I'll do a clean Windows 7 install hoping SLI works. smile.gif
    
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