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    Unhappy noob f's up comp... desperate for any hope of revival... :(

    i really need some help. this was the first forum i thought to post in but it is urelated to OS X. or, at least i think.

    so... first, i powerd down so that i could try to boot in OS X from the CD. i had my other HD unplugged (the OS X one) os i plugged it back in. then CRACK!!!. either my mobo or my power supply made a bright spark. it also smelt funny. i did some investigative sniffing and it seemed like it came from the power supply. then... i shit myself... after i tried rebooting. not a sound. just a brick... im really hoping it was my power supply and not my mobo. either way, im pretty sure somethings going to be replaced.

    Me = total (dyslexic = i had to spell check that) n00b (first time pc builder)
    mobo = EPoX MF570 SLI
    chipset = nforce 750
    CPU = AMD athalon 64bit 3800+ (i think.. the one thats 2.0Ghz)
    power supply = 450w
    gc = nvidia geforce 7600
    DIMM = 2 gigs turbo memebory dual channel

    also, i was kind of overclocking it at the time... but im also pretty sure it was turned of at the time...

    so, what i would like is for someone to tell me what they think is wrong. what they are pretty sure is ok and how i might be able to fix it. or, just strait up tell me im fucked.

    and response would be great.



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    Look at the tops of the capacitors on the motherboard and see if any of them are popped, or bending out. If they are chances are the motherboard is toast.

    Usually a completely dead system is a sign of a dead power supply. You did say the smell seems to be coming from that. If so, you might have lucked out and only need a new PS.

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    thanks for the reply. i unplugged the power supply and hooked it up to just the fan from my case and nothing happens. so im pretty sure the PS is shot regardless of the Mobo. also, while looking over the mobo i found two copassiters (what i thought where copassiters) right next to each other that looked as if they had a square, clear, maybe glass, top. i haddend noticed them before, but thats because they're really tiny. and i can't seem to find any like them. does this sound like a burn copassiter?
    again, thanks for taking the time.

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    it is most likely ur power supply...take it out and take it to nearest computer store...and the techs there can usually check them with PS TESTER (Small box where the 20/24 Pin plug plugs into and shows various lights)

    if PS is bad...time to upgrade...well atleast thats how i look at it every time something goes bad
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    thanks for the reply i'll do what you said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vicapow View Post
    thanks for the reply. i unplugged the power supply and hooked it up to just the fan from my case and nothing happens. so im pretty sure the PS is shot regardless of the Mobo. also, while looking over the mobo i found two copassiters (what i thought where copassiters) right next to each other that looked as if they had a square, clear, maybe glass, top. i haddend noticed them before, but thats because they're really tiny. and i can't seem to find any like them. does this sound like a burn copassiter?
    again, thanks for taking the time.
    You can look here to see what capacitors look like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor

    The ones the generally go are the bigger ones like the one in the lower right corner of the picture.

    Hooking up a fan to a disconnected PS will not work even if it is good.

    Like mentioned, have someone test the PS is the easiest solution.

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    ok thanks. actually, today im going to test my mobo on another power supply to see if the mobo still works. then i'll know for sure if the mobos dead.

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    thanks for all the responses. i have finaly worked it out. my mobo is fried. a really really really small capasitor had blown...

 

 

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