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As my suspisions thought, yes it is a blown cap im sorry to say
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So he needs to get a new motherboard? What would cause that? Too much voltage, not enough..jeez this is confusing. @.@
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The PSU regulates the voltage to the board within very tight tolerances. When a PSU blows this regulated voltage goes haywire sending an above spec voltage through the board causing the very sensitive components of the motherboard to be subjected to high voltage causing the caps to blow.

And yes the board is dead, it will need to be replaced or repaired (by the manufacturer)
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So he needs to get a better power supply and a new motherboard? Thank you so much for all your help.
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So he needs to get a better power supply and a new motherboard? Thank you so much for all your help.
Yes. No problem we are here to help

If you need any suggestions for parts give us a shout
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Oh please do suggest! We definately want to make sure this doesn't happen again. I almost cried..I think he almost did too. Hehe. He's so happy it's not his processor. By getting these parts, it shouldn't happen again right or are there are things to do to prevent this from happening?
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By getting these parts, it shouldn't happen again right or are there are things to do to prevent this from happening?
If you opt for a cheap PSU, theres a higher chance it will happen again, because cheap PSUs are not as efficient and precise as more expensive models.
    
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Oh please do suggest! We definately want to make sure this doesn't happen again. I almost cried..I think he almost did too. Hehe. He's so happy it's not his processor. By getting these parts, it shouldn't happen again right or are there are things to do to prevent this from happening?
Well if the board is still under warranty, get it replaced.
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Product...nuID=0&LanID=8 This is what he has.

If you cant get it repaired then you need to look at other S478 motherboards.

What Processor does he have? (details on the CPU heatspreader)
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Replacing the mb with the same will be fine. What psu is he using now? Can you list his system specs?
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