Originally Posted by BigKriss
95% of replies to your problem here are nonsense. Most electronic pc boards have the negative track running around the periphery of the pc board.This is just how electronic pc boards are designed.
The fact that yours seems to have burnt the negative rail on the board indicates a severe short circuit between the negative rail and the numerous positive voltage rails.
My guess would be a 12 v rail as there was sever current draw (amperes) to burn the negative track like that.
Look for corresponding black carbon burn marks on the backing plate of your case.You may also find smal areas of melted metal perhaps ?
If so,this is where the short circuit took place.If you don't find this , something on the actual board OR a perifial device shorted and took out the motherboard..
A fan that burns out will in all likelihood short to such an extent that it may draw maximum amps and burn things out completely.Now if this fan was getting powered from the board that would be indicative of the damage you suffered.
Ok,so a fan shorting would not be this severe , but the analogy of other components able of such high current draws is the same.
After reading this thread full of people trying to give advice to the OP situation you come off as very rude. did someone flame you or something? do you normally act like this? add your opinion or advice and leave it at that, there is no need to call everyone idiots multiple times because of your fat ego.
To the idiots posting nonsense here....Better to keep quiet and thought an idiot than opening your mouth and proving your an idiot.
Better to keep quiet and thought???? lolwut
On topic, i am very glad that you were home when you were to catch this thing before it burnt down your house
. as others have stated i would definitely grab a new PSU and board or send the manufacturers the pictures and information hoping for some replacements free of charge.