Sound Blaster ZX - Bad Hardware?

FaTaL

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I purchased a sound blaster ZX PCIE card. When I installed it on my rig, machine would not turn on. I checked all components to make sure they were tightly secured. even took it out and machine wouldn't turn on.

Anyway, I bought a new rig and am concerned if the card is faulty.... If I try to install it in this new rig... worried it might blow it up
  1. Is this possible? I know its compatible device
  2. Is there any diagnostic I can do on the sound card itself before plugging it into my new mobo ?