Computer wont post after fiddling with USB ports
I'm hoping someone can help me out here. My config is
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
Asus M2n32 Sli wireless|deluxe mobo
Antec P180b case
WD caviar 500 GB hard drive
Corsair 2GB DDR2 Ram
GeForce 8800 GTX
This was my first built rig, and it has worked fine for just over a year now.
Yesterday, I noticed that the front USB ports were damaged, and the plastic was falling off. I saw that one of the pins was bent when I tried to put it back on. This is when i did something stupid - i tried to straighten out the pin with a screwdriver, without powering off the machine. Stupid, i know. Sparks flew when the screwdriver touched the pin. Computer froze, and now refuses to POST
What have I done and is it possible to isolate where the problem is? Could it be a case problem? is the mobo fried? can anything be salvaged?