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Old 04-26-2005, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever heard of a USB stick or USB cable killing a mobo? I would think that it would just fry the USb controller not the whole mobo... just kinda curious if anyone has ever seen/heard of something like that.
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ive never heard of it, but did it happen to you?
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Ive never heard of it either, but I suppose if the power leads on the cable or stick were shorted together, then it might burn out something.
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No, someone claims that a USB stick that was given to them fried their motherboard. I was like ???. But no doubt this person is computer stupid heh...
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but I suppose if the power leads on the cable or stick were shorted together, then it might burn out something.
Wouldn't that just short the USB controller rather than the WHOLE mobo?
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It happened to me, some people might remember, about the laptop. lol. I fixed it.
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Wouldn't that just short the USB controller rather than the WHOLE mobo?
It depends. I dont know the exact electronic structure of motherboards, so I wouldnt be able to tell you for sure.
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Yeah a thermal diode fried my CPU and maybe my mobo ((Wont know until tomorrow when the new CPU comes in) but the Memory and VideoCard remained ok.
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If the USB is plugged in backwards onto the motherboard then it can cause damage.
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