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Old 06-19-2011, 10:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
Foozle
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Default Re: Motherboard fire!

There were no wires between the motherboard and the backing, but there were probably wires behind the motherboard between the backing and the outer case panel. And yes I'm not ruling out that it was entirely my fault - my first build and all. It doesn't seem like the pressure would have been enough to push the metal backing all the way to the motherboard leads, but is it possible that it could have arced if it was pushed even a little closer?

I think I fixed the links. I explained the situation to Newegg and they agreed to replace the motherboard and memory. I'll have to wait to see if the CPU and other components are damaged when I get the replacement.

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