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Hey i've had my Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L rev 2.0 for about 10 months now. This morning I wake up and my comp wont turn on, turns on for about 1 sec then shuts off and trys again. I have to go to work so I don't mess with it for more then 10 mins. Take the side window off the case unplug the dvd drive and the hdds and still doesn't work. I turn off the psu and go to work. I get back turn on the psu and start up my computer hoping to see better results.

It turns on and after 2 secs I see smoke and fire. I turn off the psu and blow out the flames and the horrid smell. I take everything apart and find out that my mobo was actually on fire (i couldn't tell what was actually on fire when it happened). The back of my mobo where the power connecter and the black seriel connecters are and some of the actually electrical traces are fired showing.

So did my mobo just short out or go bad, or is my psu bad and fried my board?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks.
post #2 of 44
Have you volt modded or anything?

Do you have any way of testing the psu?
Edited by X4n4th - 12/13/08 at 7:22pm
post #3 of 44
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nothing was modded. I do have 2 dmm and know how to you them, however I know that the psu doesn't really turn on unless it gets an input signal from the mobo.

My PSU is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005

thanks
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dmm?
    
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screenshot or it didnt happen
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screenshot or it didnt happen
Cause when his motherboard is on fire, he will quickly boot up an OS to take a screenshot of his desktop.

Perhaps a picture of the burnt motherboard?
    
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Im not sure if it could be the power supply or the motherboard. I would use a psu tester http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...on=psu+testers
to rule out the power supply. If it is not the psu then it is most likely the Mobo.
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So did my mobo just short out or go bad, or is my psu bad and fried my board?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks.
I think your PSU killed yor motherboard. I would be leary of using that PSU. Just chuck it and get another when you replace the board
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dmm?
digital multimeter.
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OMG, Not PCP&Cooling!


I thought they were pretty danged good. Test that sucker and write the company! Thankfully it didn't get further out of control than it did. Hopefully most of your hardware is salvageable.
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