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Thanks for replying... what does "shorting" the motherboard mean? /noob

shorting the motherboard means that you didnt earth yourself to the to the pc case or motherboard when you changed psu so static electric has shorted something on the motherboard

edit: Damn, I think my mobo is fried according to some google results.. idk what the hell happened, all I did was change a PSU.. what are your thoughts?

shorting the motherboard in extrem cases will fry the motherboard

the burning smell coming from the board by the cpu/ramm area means the board is dead if the smell was coming from psu it would mean the psu is dead
    
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Btw, I forgot to mention, the motherboard's CPU LED is red, what do you think that means? you think it's still the mobo, or is it CPU? I've also read similar reports that replacing the PSU worked. I'm getting new one very soon, so I'll update how that turns out...

edit: I took out every connector from the PSU except the video and the big guy... still nothing, same LED light, must be a motherboard problem...
Edited by dkL33t - 1/13/12 at 12:22am
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thiere should be a 4 or 8 pin block connection by the cpu socket that needs to be connected that powers the cpu if that isnt connected the pc wont start that might be why you got a red light only things you dont need to connect are harddrives and dvd players every thing els should be connected
    
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Thanos999 thanks for the help...my friend had the same problem with his motherboard, turned out that he didn't know about the 8-pin...
Edited by Empr1ze - 1/13/12 at 9:21am
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has the pc started up yet are you getting anything come up on the screen
if it has started up you should have a post screen come up then the next screen should say no drives detecded
just turn off pc disconect socket from wall and then connect harddrives and dvd
restart pc go into bios and set the settings to how you want it
    
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Hey Thanos999 thanks a bunch.

The problem was with the motherboard. I have bought a temporary motherboard (same model) from a nearby electronics board, and with the same exact setups, it actually worked. I still can't figure out what caused the motherboard to die. Shorting the motherboard is the only plausible reason left, so i'll keep it at that.
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what i nomally do to get rid off static electrick is make sure im touching the casebefore i touch any off the conections if its a small case i normall have it sitting on my lap so i now i am in contact with the case all the time but you can also make yourself an anti static strap thats what i use when working on a large case
to make an anti static strap you need some coper cable with the plastic cover removed rap one end of coper cable around wrist or ankle and atache the other end to case with a crocodile clip
or you could bye one ready made off ebay or a pc store they only cost a few $
    
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heres a picture off an antistatic strap
    
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