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Fried mobo when changing fan

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I managed my most amazing destructive feat thus far. Last night, I installed a 120mm fan into my computer. It then failed to start ANYTHING. Fans, PSU, nothing. I spent the last couple hours tearing it apart and testing it with my old rig to see what the problem was. Good news: My PSU, HDDs, video card and fans are all okay. Bad news: My motherboard seems to have kicked the bucket, and took both sticks of RAM with it. So for right now, I'm transfering my working parts to my old rig, but it had one problem... dead RAM. So I'm ordering a 1GB stick of G.Skill from NewEgg (spending all the cash I was saving up to upgrade to a 6800GS... looking like that's not gonna happen to soon.)

In short, this sucks, and I'm stuck using a borrowed Apple iBook to use the internet.
And that's Namrac's "Oh my god what the f*** did I do??" moment of the week.
post #2 of 7
I did the same thing with a fan.... fried it, fired it good but now my uncle sent me this machine in the meantime till i get my new rig too sounds like you and i are on the same path XD
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Wow. Sorry, dude. And I thought I was having a bad day.
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A bad fan can toast a mobo? Wow that's some news I can use--I'll be plugging in to a controller or PSU molex for sure now...sorry to hear that...
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Thanks for the sympathy, guys... ah well, my Xp 2400+ is better than my Celeron. Stock, anyway... I had it at 2.9, don't think the AMD can keep up with that. It's a HP mobo, so OCing's out the window.
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I don't ever wanna make the same mistake, so what exactly did you do? Was it one of those white 3-pin power things connect straight to the mobo?
    
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Ow.
I feel your pain, my friend.
Fried 4 sticks of DDR 2700 in a row once. Not with a fan though...
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