Fried motherboard?

By JamesPromIII
Aug 24, 2009
  1. Ok I have a problem, a couple nights ago I was trying to fix a USB port in the back of my pc. I made sure everything was unplugged and the PC was powered off, I used a pair of needle nose pliers to try and bend the pins back, got them back a little. I plugged everything back in and tried powering it on and nothing happened, then I thought maybe it was a connection issue took everything apart and cleaned everything then put it back together, still nothing. One thing there is a green light flashing on my motherboard but it won't power on.
  2. Kcircyrd

    Kcircyrd TS Rookie Posts: 216

    What was the problem before you started diddling with it?
    Sounds like the first move is to put it back like it was. You likely have damaged the system board in a way that can still be fixed... get it back like it was without causing any parts to break off.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    If you didn't unplug the power supply from the wall outlet, the motherboard would still have standby voltages applied, and 5 volts may have still been active to the USB ports. You probably shorted out the 5 volt regulator(s) on the motherboard. Recheck that the "bad" USB port still doesn't have shorted pins
  4. JamesPromIII

    JamesPromIII TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Thanks for the replies figured it out :D
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    For the benefit of others, what was the solution?
  6. JamesPromIII

    JamesPromIII TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Well I took everything out again bent the USB pins in the port forward and put everything back together. The motherboard light was a solid color and it turned on not exactly sure what I did.
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