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(story from 2 months ago, been bugging me)

Right guys, about 2 months ago i got my motherboard replaced because it had faulty ram slots, booted it up totally fine, then i saw my microphone cable inside the case (the jack) and it was on my graphics card, i thought crap i gotta get it out and moved it and touched some metal on it and the whole pc shut off, i couldn't turn it on until i had turned the psu off by the switch on the back. After that it turned on and i see no damage done, how lucky am i, be honest i'm not trolling or anything i'd never troll any one, i'm just a person who likes to find out information and asks a lot of questions. i'm just happy that it didn't cause any damage as i had just replaced it.
    
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My 4850 shorted out a few months back and was forced to use onboard. Played a few games and almost had an OCN attack Felt lucky one day, plugged it in, and it booted up. Been running fine ever since.

Glad it didn't short out anything too bad!
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You never know what kind of damage may have been done by grounding something out.

I accidentally bridged two leads with a multimeter on an old 370 board. It was fine for a couple of weeks and then started bluescreening more frequently for about a month until it happened about every few minutes. The circuit in question was related to the onboard audio, however even with disabling it in BIOS the BSOD behavior was still exhibited.

Good luck.
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hmm, i see no visible signs of damage, is there any way i can check?.
    
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how bout stressing it?
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I have a cool story that happened today actually.

Two months ago my dad dripped water into the top of his computer case (CM 690 II). The only damage was the video card and motherboard. The motherboard was able to be RMAed but the video card was toast. Today I was digging through my closet looking for a graphics card and thought what the heck ill try it. Booted up perfectly.
    
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post #7 of 7
I did the same with an older computer. I had forgotten to plug in something (don't recall what) and this exact thing happened.

I think the outlet was actually dead for 10ish minutes after it shut down - nothing I plugged into it got power
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