POP!! ARRRRRGGGG!!!! - Gaming rig dead. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-20-2010, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Ethereal_Dragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 3,755
Send a message via AIM to Ethereal_Dragon Send a message via Yahoo to Ethereal_Dragon
Angry POP!! ARRRRRGGGG!!!! - Gaming rig dead.

Post this because I am frustrated right now. It has been a long time since I have had a failure of any kind that I can think of. I believe the last one was when my Shuttle SN25P (or something like that) quit on me when I was trying to overclock.

I went to turn on my desk top PC this morning to work on some wedding stuff before work, and when I hit the power button, I was greeted with a loud zap or poping noise, along with a blue/green flash from inside the case. I saw the flash through the top case fan on my Antec900 case, and it LOOKED like it was the rear case fan, but I highly doubt it, since i had no power at all when trying to start it after that. Thinking the Silverstone 700w PSU might have taken a dump on me (bought March '09), but it's more likely that a capacitor blew up given the area I saw the flash in. The motherboard is in my sig, 3 year warrenty expires in November, so I am kind of hoping that is what blew, and that I can get a new one.

Hypothetically, lets say that the mobo blew up on me, Do you think that Gigabyte would send me another LGA 775, or would it be more likely that they will send me an newer LGA 1156. I am kind of hoping that they have no LGA775 onhand, and offer a good midrange 1156 for it. I don't WANT to upgrade if I don't have to, but if i am 'forced', I won't mind, hahaha.

UGH. Tonights project, complete teardown of the PC.

ARRRRRRRRRG!!!

On the plus side, all that wedding stuff was backed up on my NAS, so I can work on it from my laptop. :-D
__________________

__________________
Gaming Laptop: - ASUS K501LX-EB71 - Stock (Wife's) - Gateway P-6860FX - Stock (Mine)
General Laptop: - Sony Vaio SVE141D1L - Stock (Mine)
Gaming Rig: BACK ONLINE!! ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION), Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell (Stock Cooling), HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1866,
XFX Radeon HD 4870, SILVERSTONE DA700, Samsung 840 500Gig SSD MZ-7TD500BW, 3x WD20EARS 2 TB Green,
ASUS DRW-2014L1T (DVD), LG WH14NS40 (Blu Ray), Dell 2709W, Sony SDM-HS95P, Windows 10 Pro
The NAS Box: OFFLINE D-Link DNS-323, 0.1RC3 Alt-F firmware, 2x 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB EXT4 - NO RAID - 6 TB
Home Server: BUILD LOG!! - Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB chassis, X8DTN+, Dual Xeon E5620 (Stock),
4x Nanya NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG (24GB Reg ECC DDR3), 12x MICRON MT36JSZF51272PZ-1G4G1FG (48GB Reg ECC DDR3), (72GB total memory)
2x OCZ Agility (60GB) (OS & Backup), 6x WD40EFRX (4TB) in RaidZ2 (14.3 TB usable), 2x Q Series HDTS225XZSTA (256GB) ZIL & L2ARC mirrored

Ethereal_Dragon is offline  
Old 09-20-2010, 11:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: POP!! ARRRRRGGGG!!!! - Gaming rig dead.

Have you smelled anything burning after? Did you see any blown capacitors on your board?
__________________

__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 09-20-2010, 12:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Slaymate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,946
Default Re: POP!! ARRRRRGGGG!!!! - Gaming rig dead.

A pop is almost always a power supply. The last time one popped on me it also killed all my drives.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Slaymate is offline  
Old 09-20-2010, 01:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

\_(ツ)_/
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,307
Default Re: POP!! ARRRRRGGGG!!!! - Gaming rig dead.

Mine took out a drive and mobo... but not immediately.
__________________


My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR3 1600 - 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win10 Ent 64-bit - Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard


R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 09-20-2010, 02:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Ethereal_Dragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 3,755
Send a message via AIM to Ethereal_Dragon Send a message via Yahoo to Ethereal_Dragon
Default Re: POP!! ARRRRRGGGG!!!! - Gaming rig dead.

Didn't smell anything obvious. I have an OLLLLLLD Compaq destop that I added an extra hard drive an 40mm fans to, and overpowered the PSU, and THAT burnt up, so I know what it smells like, but had none of that.

As far as looking, I just did a quick once-over. It was about 15 minutes before I was leaving for work, and had I started taking it apart, I wouldn't be at work right now, and I would rather use that vacation day for the honeymoon, hahaha.

It COULD be the PSU, but whatever popped, and flashed for SURE was not the PSU. In the Antec900, the PSU is all the way at the bottom of the case, and the big TRUE, and the XFX 4870 block the view to it from the top down.

I hardly use that computer anymore, since I have the house taken apart for re-modeling (office is packed up and in the garage), and I have been using my 27" dell monitor as my bedroom TV, PS3 display, and destop display. I wonder if perhaps I dropped something that could have gone through the fan vent holes and shorted out something on the motherboard. I know I droped a TON of computer screw the other day, but that was while the computer was on, and none of them were close to the fan, just next to the computer, so that couldn't have been it. Oh well. Mayhaps there will be an i7 upgrade in the works, if it is even worth it upgrading from a Q9550, dunno.

I'll post more when I get home tonight....
__________________
Gaming Laptop: - ASUS K501LX-EB71 - Stock (Wife's) - Gateway P-6860FX - Stock (Mine)
General Laptop: - Sony Vaio SVE141D1L - Stock (Mine)
Gaming Rig: BACK ONLINE!! ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION), Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell (Stock Cooling), HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1866,
XFX Radeon HD 4870, SILVERSTONE DA700, Samsung 840 500Gig SSD MZ-7TD500BW, 3x WD20EARS 2 TB Green,
ASUS DRW-2014L1T (DVD), LG WH14NS40 (Blu Ray), Dell 2709W, Sony SDM-HS95P, Windows 10 Pro
The NAS Box: OFFLINE D-Link DNS-323, 0.1RC3 Alt-F firmware, 2x 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB EXT4 - NO RAID - 6 TB
Home Server: BUILD LOG!! - Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB chassis, X8DTN+, Dual Xeon E5620 (Stock),
4x Nanya NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG (24GB Reg ECC DDR3), 12x MICRON MT36JSZF51272PZ-1G4G1FG (48GB Reg ECC DDR3), (72GB total memory)
2x OCZ Agility (60GB) (OS & Backup), 6x WD40EFRX (4TB) in RaidZ2 (14.3 TB usable), 2x Q Series HDTS225XZSTA (256GB) ZIL & L2ARC mirrored

Ethereal_Dragon is offline  
Old 09-20-2010, 02:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: POP!! ARRRRRGGGG!!!! - Gaming rig dead.

Could have sparked at the main power, the 24-pin cable.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 09-20-2010, 11:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: n/a
Posts: 2,956
Default Re: POP!! ARRRRRGGGG!!!! - Gaming rig dead.

Could room tempature have played a factor of something going bad ?
I'm sorry your pc went out judging by specs you had a real good setup.
The best thing you can is diagnose it tonight go to bed and ask gigabyte to send you a rma and a new board.

Speaking of which, since I have a 500gb drive and a spare 320gb let me know if you'll need it by the beginning of october.
I can ship one out to you priority mail for less 6.00 bucks.
It's seems like everybody has had computer problems, I remember mine went and I almost lost it again.
Luckily Mind over slaver driver helped me out a little, sorry M&M just a little joke for you.
-RockMan- is offline  
Old 09-21-2010, 02:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Ethereal_Dragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 3,755
Send a message via AIM to Ethereal_Dragon Send a message via Yahoo to Ethereal_Dragon
Default Re: POP!! ARRRRRGGGG!!!! - Gaming rig dead.

Well, I found out what the problem was. I feel like a total moron. When my little tackle box thing with all my many dozens and dozens of screws, jumpers, and mobo mounting standoffs opened up, 1 FREAKING fan mounting screw, the big fat short stubby ones fell into the top fan vent, and it managed to find its way down to the PSU, and fell inside of it, and WHAMMO.

SO... While it is TECHNICALLY under warrenty still for another year and a half, it's clearly NOT something that the warrenty would cover. I am thinking that I am just going to bite the bullet, and buy a new PSU. My stupid mistake, and I don't feel like dealing with possibly having a refurb unit. Small price to pay I suppose, could have been the Mobo, RAM, or GPU I suppose.

Thanks Mike for the offer of the HDD's, but I am more than good. I just got 2 WD20EARS drives, (2 TB drive), 1 for the PC, and 2 for my NAME box. So, now I also have 6 extra 500 Gig Seagate drives. I am going to possibly build my own Raid 5 or 6 NAS box, providing the funds are available.
__________________
Gaming Laptop: - ASUS K501LX-EB71 - Stock (Wife's) - Gateway P-6860FX - Stock (Mine)
General Laptop: - Sony Vaio SVE141D1L - Stock (Mine)
Gaming Rig: BACK ONLINE!! ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION), Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell (Stock Cooling), HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1866,
XFX Radeon HD 4870, SILVERSTONE DA700, Samsung 840 500Gig SSD MZ-7TD500BW, 3x WD20EARS 2 TB Green,
ASUS DRW-2014L1T (DVD), LG WH14NS40 (Blu Ray), Dell 2709W, Sony SDM-HS95P, Windows 10 Pro
The NAS Box: OFFLINE D-Link DNS-323, 0.1RC3 Alt-F firmware, 2x 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB EXT4 - NO RAID - 6 TB
Home Server: BUILD LOG!! - Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB chassis, X8DTN+, Dual Xeon E5620 (Stock),
4x Nanya NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG (24GB Reg ECC DDR3), 12x MICRON MT36JSZF51272PZ-1G4G1FG (48GB Reg ECC DDR3), (72GB total memory)
2x OCZ Agility (60GB) (OS & Backup), 6x WD40EFRX (4TB) in RaidZ2 (14.3 TB usable), 2x Q Series HDTS225XZSTA (256GB) ZIL & L2ARC mirrored

Ethereal_Dragon is offline  
Old 09-21-2010, 04:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
iPROTechman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Manchester
Posts: 334
Send a message via MSN to iPROTechman
Default Re: POP!! ARRRRRGGGG!!!! - Gaming rig dead.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ethereal_Dragon View Post
Well, I found out what the problem was. I feel like a total moron. When my little tackle box thing with all my many dozens and dozens of screws, jumpers, and mobo mounting standoffs opened up, 1 FREAKING fan mounting screw, the big fat short stubby ones fell into the top fan vent, and it managed to find its way down to the PSU, and fell inside of it, and WHAMMO.

SO... While it is TECHNICALLY under warrenty still for another year and a half, it's clearly NOT something that the warrenty would cover. I am thinking that I am just going to bite the bullet, and buy a new PSU. My stupid mistake, and I don't feel like dealing with possibly having a refurb unit. Small price to pay I suppose, could have been the Mobo, RAM, or GPU I suppose.

Thanks Mike for the offer of the HDD's, but I am more than good. I just got 2 WD20EARS drives, (2 TB drive), 1 for the PC, and 2 for my NAME box. So, now I also have 6 extra 500 Gig Seagate drives. I am going to possibly build my own Raid 5 or 6 NAS box, providing the funds are available.
Haha, Never heard of that one before! I'd RMA the PSU, maybe shake it about a bit to get the screw out, Get a replacement and buy yourself a new one then keep it as a spare. .
__________________
Intel I5 2500K | Gigabyte P67 UD5 |16GB Mushkin Redline @ 2133MHZ|Custom Watercooling | Crucial C300 64GB SSD | GPU currently bidding for |Corsair HX 1000W PSU | Corsair 700D
iPROTechman is offline  
Old 09-21-2010, 10:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Ethereal_Dragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 3,755
Send a message via AIM to Ethereal_Dragon Send a message via Yahoo to Ethereal_Dragon
Default Re: POP!! ARRRRRGGGG!!!! - Gaming rig dead.

Yeah, screw came right out, and it is pretty dis-colored, so I know that was the issue. I am going to do research on a new one today, and then hopefully order it soon, then I will look into RMA of this old one to sell / trade the replacement unit.
__________________

__________________
Gaming Laptop: - ASUS K501LX-EB71 - Stock (Wife's) - Gateway P-6860FX - Stock (Mine)
General Laptop: - Sony Vaio SVE141D1L - Stock (Mine)
Gaming Rig: BACK ONLINE!! ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION), Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell (Stock Cooling), HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1866,
XFX Radeon HD 4870, SILVERSTONE DA700, Samsung 840 500Gig SSD MZ-7TD500BW, 3x WD20EARS 2 TB Green,
ASUS DRW-2014L1T (DVD), LG WH14NS40 (Blu Ray), Dell 2709W, Sony SDM-HS95P, Windows 10 Pro
The NAS Box: OFFLINE D-Link DNS-323, 0.1RC3 Alt-F firmware, 2x 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB EXT4 - NO RAID - 6 TB
Home Server: BUILD LOG!! - Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB chassis, X8DTN+, Dual Xeon E5620 (Stock),
4x Nanya NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG (24GB Reg ECC DDR3), 12x MICRON MT36JSZF51272PZ-1G4G1FG (48GB Reg ECC DDR3), (72GB total memory)
2x OCZ Agility (60GB) (OS & Backup), 6x WD40EFRX (4TB) in RaidZ2 (14.3 TB usable), 2x Q Series HDTS225XZSTA (256GB) ZIL & L2ARC mirrored

Ethereal_Dragon is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.