i think i shorted my motherboard..
okay here it is. i was swapping cases for my ex. had everything setup in the new case but the motherboard is old there is no documentation and the new case had no docs either but the leads from the powerswitch/hdd light/reset/speakers were well labelled.
BUT...some of the new leads for these had different sizes/no. of holes than the old ones which were connected in the old case.
this threw me and i tried to get them to fit onto the connectors as best i could(the mboard only had the power supply one labelled) and when i powered up alas...something smoked.
the fans went and lights came on but then no boot.
i thought maybe the board was shorting(crappy little spacers with the board) against the case.
but i definitely smelt something burning and couldn't see where it was.
now when i hit the switch there is no boot but the cd drive and the power supply fan works but the fan on the processor doesn't work.
the board is a generic looking one in a mass build high street store pc.
what do i do now???
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