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I know this doesn't quite fit in this section, but I have a bit of an emergency. I was wiring up a fan with my computer on, horrible idea, I know, and I was closing up the case when a spark lept from the door to the case and I my computer shut down. It will not turn on. Which part do you think broke. I am desperate here.
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Athlon X4 635 Biostar A770E3 2 8400 GS's (not SLI) 2x2 gigs ddr3 2000 
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OCZ Vertex! Win7 Pro x64 3 of them! Small 
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A more detailed explanation is needed.

Have you tried unplugging the main power cord and letting it sit for 5-10 min before trying it again?

You could have possibly fired your mobo/cpu in which case id say its a very important lesson learned.
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Phenom II X2 555 Black @ 4.0 MSI 870A-G54 Radeon HD 5850 8 Gigs DDR3 1600 
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Windows 7 Pro x64 22" Primary, 19" Secondary Razor Reclusa (Temp) Cheap 650 that I'm embarrassed of. 
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huh, i think the only way to find the problem now is to test each part separately. Get rid of all the graphics cards disconnect extra hdds, unplug one memory module. clear cmos by removing the mobo battery for some time ( i dont even know why i am suggesting this step, leaving no stone unturned i guess....). now try to boot up. if (when) it doesnt boot up, try to see if the cpu cooler fan is running or not. if the mobo had a power led then see if its glowing or not. If not, then the mobo is probably dead ( cant see any reason for the psu to crash ).
Anyway, if the mobo is getting power but not booting up, remove the cpu disconnect every single power cable inside ur case. wait for a couple of hours and try then. If even this doesnt work, then you will have to test your mobo and processor, ram separately to find out whats wrong. you will need another test system of similar kind. best of luck mate.
    
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You've not been terribly specific listing your PSU in the specs, other than 500w

i'm going to assume its some unbranded rubbish, in which case, you've probably fried it, along with other components, if you're unlucky.

First port of call, is replacing that psu...thats at least what i'd do.

On two occasions this exact thing has happend to me. first was after a fan was accidently pulled from its molex connector. I guess one of the pins must've crossed when i tried to reconnect and bam, sparks and system shutdown.

On the second occasion, i was replacing one of the card slot plates on the system when it must've made contact with a fan header, again, shower of sparks + shutdown.

Both instances my pc recovered immediately...i believe the more expensive PSU's have failsafes in them to stop any damage, but it's still a gamble best not taken. If there's any one component i've been extremely pleased with over the years, it's my faithful PSU. I've no reason to believe it won't last me many more years to come.
Edited by Thingamajig - 1/25/11 at 5:45pm
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