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I was so scared.. and still am. Here's what happened:
I wanted to go online with my ADSL modem and when I tried to insert the USB cable on the front port of my case the pc just shut itself down and now it doesn't turn on!!! I also noticed the led light my asus mobo has is now in a dimmer color. Could it be the PSU or did I fry something more important?!!
 

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Very odd.

Unless you smell something burnt, your PSU is most likely ok.

Unplug the computer from the wall, and let it sit for a little bit.

Plug it back in, and start it up.
 

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nothing smelt burnt. the cpu was folding (2 instances) at 52ºC (OCed @ 3.7).. I'll try that
 

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if u built your comp yourself, then wierd. but if u built it yourself, then mayb u pluged in the usb header in backwards. if thats the first time u have used that port, then thats what happened. if its been used bfore...i dunno, mayb an overload lol. if it was pluged backwards.....your mobos probly fried
 

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And reset your cmos!
 

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still no workie :'(

EDIT: I did reset cmos before doing anything and still it doesn't work. I wanna add something: Before I plugged in the modem, the small piece of metal separating the 2 front USB ports was loose, so I might have pushed it aside and like, plugged it in in a very strange position
 

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still no workie :'(

Not a good sign. You probably had the usb headers hooked up wrong, but to do that is pretty strange. It does indeed sound like you fried something, I just don't know what. Time to start eliminating components one by one.
 

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read up, I added some details.
How can I start eliminating components? I mean, I can always try my cpu in another mobo (which I don't have now) and I can try my ram in another mobo too. Would the mobo LED light up if it was fried?
 

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Would the mobo LED light up if it was fried?

It might. There are so many circuits, that it's possible to be receiving full power and still not work. You pretty much need another mobo to do some testing. Sorry about that Jack, that sucks man.
 

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Yea, it does, my main concerns now were saving money for a new PSU and maybe a new mobo but that would only be later. I guess the time for the IC7-Max3 has come... sooner than expected...
 

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I guess the time for the IC7-Max3 has come... sooner than expected...

Oh yeah? How much you willing to pay? I might consider selling mine, unless you want a new one, then good luck cuz they are hard to find.
 

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I'll buy yours, you name the price
 

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I'll buy yours, you name the price


Hummm, did you try unplugging the USB ports from the motherboard? (just a stab in the dark, but you never know)
 

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Hummm, did you try unplugging the USB ports from the motherboard? (just a stab in the dark, but you never know)

Yea, that was the 2nd thing I did after clearing CMOS
 

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really odd. It does sound like you fried your motherboard then. That stinks like 3 day old baby monkey poo dude
 

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especially when the mobo is about 2 months old
actually the whole system is 2 months old except for the HDDs
 

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Sure, that's what I'll do (but the deal's still up Lando
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