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MOBO problem??

By smunsch
Dec 31, 2004
  1. Something "fried" but I don't know eactly which. When moving some hardware, evidently a memory bar became unseated. Anyway, I smelled something burning and it was too late, and there was a little smoke.
    The memory bar in the first slot was loose and showed physical damage so I am sure it started there. Apparently it may not have even been "clicked" into postion becasue the bar was secured with a gel (from manfacture)
    Now the CPU fans will only start for 2-3 seconds, then nothing. No beeps or anything.
    How can I tell if it is just the MOBO (I already tried replacing the memory with same results), or maybe some other hardware (power supply?).
    I think that the memory slot probably is damaged, therefore, the MOBO is the culprit. Is there a good source for info, concerning problems with memory installation concerns >
    ANy ideas
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    If there was a short in the DIMM slot then you have to replace the motherboard.
  3. smunsch

    smunsch TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am thinking that there surely is a short now, anyway, based on what I think happened - thanks
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