Is the mobo fried?

By eggyhustles ยท 4 replies
Mar 15, 2008
  1. im pretty new to computers..i started my new build(specs on the bottom) got everything first i thought i had a faulty psu since it wouldnt turn on..i jump started it and got it to it turned the pc on..i got a bunch of long beeps..i looked that up on google and came up with faulty being the ***** that i am continued to mess wit the pc thinking i could get it to work..i turned it on nothing came i decided to jumpstart the psu i did that..the psu started to smoke..and i assume i fried it..but the 4pin connector was still plugged into the mobo..and the rubber near it was pretty much burned off..i have no way to check the other hardware to see what else is faulty or if the psu fried anything else..i sent a rma to newegg for the psu and ram..still waiting to see if there gonna send me a the meantime is there a way to see if the motherboard or cpu are indeed fried or still working?

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  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    Apart from actually setting them up with working components - not that I'm aware of. You kind of answered your own question :).
  3. eggyhustles

    eggyhustles TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i figured there were signs i can look for to tell me..guess i'll have to wait till i get new ram and a psu..thanks for the quick reply
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    You can look to see if there is physical damage to either of them. Odd discolorations, melting etc. Apart from that, not really that I know of.
  5. boy_from_MK

    boy_from_MK TS Rookie

    Man,i had that problem from my last PC.The mainboard it isn't fried,but some of its part are half working(i am telling you just the way it happened to me and what did i learned from that).you must go to the store and buy a new one.That supports the same parts but not from the same manufacturer!
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