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ok a few weeks ago i killed my motherboard. what i did was forget to plug in the big psu cable to the motherboard. the smaller cpu cable was in. i turned on the computer nothing happened. i noticed the cable unplugged and inserted it
the computer then flashed on the went immediately off
when i restarted there was a BIOS Checksum error
i looked this up and it means my bios is corrupted
because i had a hp board there was no way to get the bios

this was no big deal because i had another motherboard in the mail


so now my question is - is there any way that this could have hurt my psu and should i trust it in a brand new system (lots of time and money at stake)

notes:
i have an old p3 computer could i test the psu with that
the psu is virtually new i had it maybe a month before this happened


any help will be greatly appreciated
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post #2 of 10
I doubt you would have. Without the main power plug connected the motherboard wouldn't have sent that switch to turn on the PSU.
    
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post #3 of 10
when you plugged in the main braid, the computer "flashed and turned off" by itself, or did you have to press the case switch again? If you didnt have to press the case switch again then something is very wrong.
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post #4 of 10
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i didnt hit the switch it just went off- something is very wrong my mobo died

could my psu be affected
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post #5 of 10
the only thing I can think of (and it may be wrong) is that possibly because the atx4/8 pin was connected when you pressed the case switch the first time the psu started and was powered up when you attached the main braid. If that is what happened I dont know what affect the "hot swap" action had on the components. I would suspect the mobo and possibly the psu got damaged, or any individual component among them.

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could my hard drive be dead
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I can shoot it for you
    
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any more
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post #9 of 10
potentially anything can be dead from a power debacle
no way to know unless you have another pc to test individual components on
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jul3z View Post
I can shoot it for you
lol

Coming from the guy holding a freaking cannon!!!
    
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