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HAF 932 front USB shorted, PC will not power up

post #1 of 10
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Hey Folks,

I have the PC in my signature. Tonight I unplugged my G35 headset from my front USB and the PC turned off. I turned it back on and saw some little sparks in the front USB and the system turned off again. It will not turn back on.

I have tried unpluging the front USB and tried to power on with no luck.

What is my next step in trouble shooting this. Is there any way I can test the power supply etc. I really need to trouble shoot this. I am in the middle of a massive project and really cannot lose all this stuff frown.gif.

Thanks everyone in advance.
post #2 of 10
To troubleshoot it, the only way really is to replace each part until you find the one that fixes it. Although I have had a similar problem in a PC in the past. It was the motherboard that died. I am willing to bet that the HDD is still safe and has all your data; but you may need a new motherboard.

If you have access to another computer then you could try your RAM, CPU, PSU etc. on it and connect your HDD to save the data; but that;s the only real way to test, my money would be on needing a new board.
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post #3 of 10
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Is there any simple way of testing the motherboard without taking everything out. This motherboard is not even a year old.....


God dammit! Do you think my CPU will be ok?

I also have OEM windows. I hope I can get them to reactivate it.
post #4 of 10
doh.gif G35

ok ok

sounds like you may have a bad mobo
maybe a psu, but I'm bettering the mobo got killed
can the system be turned on at all?

if not try to ground the green wire on the atx connecter
that will power on your psu
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post #5 of 10
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Sad times frown.gif Do I need to completely remove the power supply to do this test?
post #6 of 10
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Wow, neat trick on the shorting of the green ATX pin. That powered on the PSU and the fans that were directly conected to the PSU.


I guess it is my motherboard then. What are the chances of A) my CPU being dead and B) getting windows to reinstate my OEM windows??
post #7 of 10
The chances of the CPU being damaged are tiny; but if you send the board in for rma, the official policy os that your copy of windows is valid on the replacement hardware.
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post #8 of 10
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Well I jut picked up a new asus motherboard. However I dont appear to be able to boot into windows. I see a very split second blue screen after a menu saying hardware changed. Im so confused and lost frown.gif
post #9 of 10
It is probably due to driver conflicts or something with the new hardware. If you can boot into safemode and uninstall all the old drivers that should hopefully get you into windows.

EDIT: Motherboard drivers that is, so sound, LAN, chipset etc.
Edited by DirektEffekt - 6/11/12 at 1:02pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
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post #10 of 10
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Sucks, but it still did not work. Thanks for all your help though folks. I just re installed windows. Luckily it wa sonly my solid state which had just programs and games on it, no important data really.

Although, i say that, ill probably find something hahaa!

I got an ASUS P8 Z77-V Pro. I just need to get my temps back down. I guess I might have to go liquid cooling soon.

The most helpful thing I learned was the PSU test. Simple, but awesome. Thank you!
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