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Can a short from a usb device cause damage to a motherboard?

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Hi everyone,

A little bit a go my puppy decided that the usb cable on my mouse would be something fun to chew on(don't worry the puppy is perfectly fine) and this caused my mouse and keyboard to both turn off and on a couple times and finally fully off until I unplugged the mouse after I discovered that my puppy decided to chew on the cord.

After that my keyboard turned on and is working and I plugged in another mouse which is also working fine

Could this have caused any damage to the motherboard as i'm pretty sure the mouse shorted out when the wires got chewed up.

Again the puppy is perfectly fine.
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I have seen a mobo act rather unusually after my friend had plugged in a prehistoric (it looked that way) pen-drive.
Plug in a pen drive in that usb slot and do all kinds of copy paste defragment stuff with it to make sure that the slot is working fine. If it is, then you got nothing to worry about, well.... apart from your lil pooch
    
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When I first started at the pc store and was doing one of my first builds I wired the front usb headers wrong. It was a cheap case and had all the wires as single as opposed to being together like they should be. Anyways it fried my flash drive, but everything is still working good now! Its my parents pc..... and it was a gigabyte mobo
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Alright cool thank you for your help, Upon a closer look at the mouse it looks like only the two data cables were severed and shorted out when my puppy decided that it would be something tasty to chew.

Now I just need to go spend 40 bucks on a new mouse
Edited by Zhany - 1/18/11 at 12:44pm
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While you are at it..... give the old one to your dog. He seems to have some unsettled issues with it and will probably leave the new mouse alone (..................... for now).
    
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Heh hopefully, last thing I want is another chewed mouse cord
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Sad but true.... My dog has almost no teeth. She was a puppy mill rescue and had rotten teeth that had to be pulled. She tries to chew on cords...... she does not get very far lol
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Sad but true.... My dog has almost no teeth. She was a puppy mill rescue and had rotten teeth that had to be pulled. She tries to chew on cords...... she does not get very far lol
Awwww, poor puppy at least he/she has a good home now
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