What are the odds I fried my motherboard

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  1. djshotglass

    djshotglass New Member

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    So I decided to try building a computer on my own for the first time (I did it once w/ help.) I actually put everything together correctly the first time, except for one thing. But I guess it was a pretty big thing. I've never put a motherboard into a case before, so I had no idea that you had to put standoffs behind it. The motherboard's manual mentioned nothing of this (there were quite a few other things it left out as well.) Anyway when I attempted to turn the computer on the fans started spinning for a split second then stopped, and that's it. I played with it for a long time, reseating the ram, cpu etc. It was probably turned on about 20 times with no standoffs behind it.

    So I finally figure out what I did, and I put the standoffs behind it and tried again. This time it powered on and stayed on, but I got no video and heard no beeps.

    I'm thinking I fried either the motherboard or cpu, I hope it's just the motherboard cause it was a fairly cheap one. What does OT think: would turning on a motherboard screwed directly to the case most likely kill it?
     
  2. Hartman

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    Yeah that motherboard is fucked.
     
  3. djshotglass

    djshotglass New Member

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    :wtc: well I guess everyone makes n00b mistakes their first time

    at least it was only a $45 board

    do you think the cpu will probably still be ok?
     
  4. djshotglass

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    also, I don't see anything physically wrong with the board, do you think newegg would notice if I claimed it as DOA :x:
     
  5. Immubus

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    I bet you didn't only fry the mobo if you did that.
     
  6. djshotglass

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    :noes:
     
  7. Doomsday

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    I don't think newegg investigates.
    If the RMA is through the manufacturer,... they could know.
     
  8. Hate Crime

    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    It's very unusual that the motherboard could zap from that. I've seen it dozens of times and motherboards usually don't die from it.
     
  9. MrBrotato

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    :ugh:
     
  10. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    If you forgot the motherboard standoffs, there's a chance you might be overlooking something else as well.
    I would go over it very carefully before you send it back, just in case you
    did something else wrong.
    The fact that it's firing up is a positive sign.
     
  11. JaJae

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    I agree with Doc and Hate Crime. If it's firing up it's probably ok. If your video card needs power, make sure it's getting power. Also make sure your motherboard has all the power connections plugged in. If your motherboard has onboard video make sure you're using that video connection when you first boot up.
     
  12. DC

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    First time I built a computer, I did the exact same thing. I ended up frying the mobo though.
     

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