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Ok so basically I was REALLY dumb. While the computer was on, I was messing around with some cheap ass Antec GPU cooler to see if it had any effects at all. As I was moving it around in the case, the metal base of the cooler touched the GPU... After that is where it got bad...

Suddenly my computer restarted on its own. I was like . Then I was like "Okay it just restarted. No biggie. As long as everything works okay I'll be fine" WRONG! When I tried to browse the internet and then it wouldn't work. I then realized my audio didn't work. Neither did my optical drive... 3 of these things no longer work and I don't know what to do.

Did I fry something in my computer? Do I have no choice but to buy a new 775 motherboard? Someone please help me asap. :[

Good thing I had a wireless adapter hanging around.
Edited by NguyenAdam - 1/23/11 at 9:14pm
    
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Don't open your PC unless its OFF! I think you might of fried something. I personally would just RMA the parts. But before that try running some benchmarks/tests on the components that aren't working.
 
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Yeah I know man... Big facepalm.... I wasn't thinking at the moment... Can I really RMA it when my parts are like 5 years old? I don't know the warranty policy that Gigabyte has. I have to look up on it.

What kind of benchmarks would you suggest?

Edit: Gigabyte motherboards only hold a 3 year warranty...

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# Motherboards

    o All motherboards (besides Micro ITX) carry a 3 year warranty.
    Micro ITX motherboards carry only 15 months limited warranty.

Edited by NguyenAdam - 1/23/11 at 9:42pm
    
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hey everyone learn the hard way

dont worry la jsut get a new rig
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hey everyone learn the hard way

dont worry la jsut get a new rig
I don't have money for a whole new rig man. I really wish I had that kind of money to spend right now.
    
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damn, that sucks. I open my case al the time and check temps, fans, and just to look around, but thats cuz my case has dual foldout doors: Raidmax Smilodon EB
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post #7 of 21
Use a different IDE/SATA port for the optical drive and see if it works. If the audio is dead for good, pick up a USB sound card.
 
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post #8 of 21
Moving around parts inside your case while the system is on is nothing 'short' of retarded, pun intended.

Reset CMOS, reboot.
If it freezes and has problems you're looking at a new board.
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What can I do about the ethernet port?
    
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You said it yourself, good thing you had a spare NIC laying around.
Likely toasted the onboard one.
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