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Old 10-01-2005, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, my friend went over to his other friends house. They plugged in the PC and when he turned it on, sparks came out of where the mouse plugs into the case in the PS/2 cable's end. Now the PC won't turn on. Now as most of you know, I suck **** at troubleshooting; So I need your help with this. Could it be the Power Supply? I'm going over to his house tomorrow to replace the PSU but I want to know what else we could do. Or if replacing the Power Supply will damage it further (in case the motherboard is fried). Would also appreciate some speculation as to what could have happened.
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either the motherboard or PSU, or both
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Crap. Thanks for the fast reply though.

Could the HDD and CD Drives have been damaged?
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possibly, but they wouldn't have anything to do with whether it would boot properly. you can check those after you get it o POST at least. or check them in another computer.
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Crap, if it doesn't work then I'll need an extra motherboard too.

So...hopefully it will work since I'm lacking in one, lol.
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first thing is to try another PSU
and don't go cheap on the PSU, because cheap PSU's are what cause these problems
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Its this case, BTW.
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weird spot for sparks to shoot out of
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I know, seriously. The mouse might've been fried too.
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don't bother getting any of the other parts until you get the PC POSTing to find out what works and what doesn't
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