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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Well guys thanks for your help. I just put it back together (got the video card this afternoon) and I'm installing windows now.

    Who knows what I did but IM glad my pc2 is working.

    I'll get some pics up

    i7 2600k
    gtx 460
    8gb ram
    1tb hdd
    650w psu
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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Quote from Deathbyaccident

    How have this turned out Afi? Care to give us some updates? :)

    Sorry for the delay, I reordered everything that I got a refund for and still waiting on the RMA's from the manufacturers
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    posted a message on Diablo 3 delayed till early 2012
    Quote from Veggie50

    Seems like it's official now.
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/3542796 4th box on the right

    "Soon was too soon"

    :'(


    To find it, you have to click on the "beta is live" blog, and its the 4th box on the right.

    My guess is that the web people use the "related blogs" it goes into there "un released" web pages or something?
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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Well

    evga was the only one that hasn't approved the rma, but they got the request I sent.
    They were the most dicks out of corsair and MSI.
    Said newegg should have taken it etc, just wait and see now I guess. Corsair said they would be shipping it out, MSI said they would take a look at it and probably send a new one.

    *fingers crossed*
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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Quote from Deathbyaccident

    Quote from afi44

    Quote from Deathbyaccident

    Quote from afi44

    Thanks that's a load off.

    But i'm not sure what to do now, since Newegg (where I bought it all) said to call the manufacturers I'm hoping they can replace it or refund my money. *fingers crossed* What should I tell the psu and mobo manufacturers for the most success?

    For example, should I call Corsair (psu) and tell them that they fried my mobo and video card? Or should I call each one and tell them they were DOA. Sorry for all the questions.

    Everytime I got a part thats faulty or didnt work as intended, I called the shop they took it back tested it.

    Newsegg is trying to put all the work onto you. Its their job to call their providers if they sell you a DOA part. Atleast thats how it works here in Sweden. They have to prove to you that you caused the damage if so, you are not the one to prove they were faulty from start.

    You know what, call corsair and ask them how you should do. I bet they will say that its up to newsegg to prove you fried the parts, then you can shove it up their arse. :)

    Well what the lady told me on the phone yesterday was.

    "Well we can give you your money back on the other items, but as far as the video card, mobo, and psu we cannot give you a refund because it will be a loss to the company"

    exact words

    Wtf? They cant say that, you got warranty on parts. If they are DOA on arrival they have to refund them. Call again and say you want to talk to someone else.

    Okay ill give it a shot, if not ill called the manufacturers. Ill let you know tomorrow how it goes, thanks so much for your help man, <3 sweden haha
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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Quote from Deathbyaccident

    Quote from afi44

    Thanks that's a load off.

    But i'm not sure what to do now, since Newegg (where I bought it all) said to call the manufacturers I'm hoping they can replace it or refund my money. *fingers crossed* What should I tell the psu and mobo manufacturers for the most success?

    For example, should I call Corsair (psu) and tell them that they fried my mobo and video card? Or should I call each one and tell them they were DOA. Sorry for all the questions.

    Everytime I got a part thats faulty or didnt work as intended, I called the shop they took it back tested it.

    Newsegg is trying to put all the work onto you. Its their job to call their providers if they sell you a DOA part. Atleast thats how it works here in Sweden. They have to prove to you that you caused the damage if so, you are not the one to prove they were faulty from start.

    You know what, call corsair and ask them how you should do. I bet they will say that its up to newsegg to prove you fried the parts, then you can shove it up their arse. :)

    Well what the lady told me on the phone yesterday was.

    "Well we can give you your money back on the other items, but as far as the video card, mobo, and psu we cannot give you a refund because it will be a loss to the company"

    exact words
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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Thanks that's a load off.

    But i'm not sure what to do now, since Newegg (where I bought it all) said to call the manufacturers I'm hoping they can replace it or refund my money. *fingers crossed* What should I tell the psu and mobo manufacturers for the most success?

    For example, should I call Corsair (psu) and tell them that they fried my mobo and video card? Or should I call each one and tell them they were DOA. Sorry for all the questions.
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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Quote from Deathbyaccident

    Quote from afi44

    Quote from Deathbyaccident

    Quote from afi44

    Hey guys, quick question.

    Considering the information I gave, how likely is it that my cpu, ram, hdd, cd drive are damaged?

    Cant say for sure, need to test all the parts since one part fried all might be. >.< did you use the golden standoffs when you screwed the motherboard into the chassie?

    Yes of course. Thinking back I do remember dropping a screw, but im 99% sure it fell to the bottom of the case. If it didn't could that have caused this?

    When I took apart the pc I noticed it on the bottom, but didnt hear it drop down when I pulled it out. So I'm thinking it didnt connect behind the mobo.

    One screw doesnt cause such damage.

    http://hardwarelogic.com/articles/reviews/PSU/CorsairHX_620/power.jpg

    Its a 620 but doesnt matter. The big one on the picture is the main 20+4, can only go into 1 place. The big slot.
    The middle one is for the 8 slot where 4 of your squares were covered with a plastic piece, which you removed.
    Correct?

    http://hardwarelogic.com/articles/reviews/PSU/CorsairHX_620/cables.jpg
    For the gfx you used these? They are normally marked with PCI-E.

    Yes sir that's all correct. 24pin into the 24 slot, the 8pins into the mobo cpu slot, and the 2 6-pins (from the gpu box) into the modular psu into the pci-e power slot.
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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Quote from Deathbyaccident

    Quote from afi44

    Hey guys, quick question.

    Considering the information I gave, how likely is it that my cpu, ram, hdd, cd drive are damaged?

    Cant say for sure, need to test all the parts since one part fried all might be. >.< did you use the golden standoffs when you screwed the motherboard into the chassie?

    Yes of course. Thinking back I do remember dropping a screw, but im 99% sure it fell to the bottom of the case. If it didn't could that have caused this?

    When I took apart the pc I noticed it on the bottom, but didnt hear it drop down when I pulled it out. So I'm thinking it didnt connect behind the mobo.
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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Hey guys, quick question.

    Considering the information I gave, how likely is it that my cpu, ram, hdd, cd drive are damaged?
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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Quote from Tenhi


    The small 1pin connector shouldnt matter... you can run the pc without it (but you have no reset button if you do^^). The pic is way to shakey/blurry to see anything... but I dont think we could tell what happend from the scorthmarks. But I dont understand why they wont refund you all the parts... its rather obvious that the PSU fried your parts.

    I know, they said to call the individual manufacturers and gave me there numbers wtf.

    Hate newegg

    What should I say when I call MSI (mobo, EVGA, and corsair?

    Hai gaiz my computer broke send mah money?

    im gonna look like an asshole
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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Quote from Deathbyaccident

    Quote from afi44

    Also I just boxed everything up so I dont want to take the 2 hours to plug it back in, for pictures.
    Newegg is taking everything back (even the cpu) except for the Mobo/PSU/Video card (I got lucky) Hopefully I can get my money back from the other people.

    Could I just say that the Video card didnt start up and get my money back from EVGA? (not sure what to do) and as far as I know it works.

    but in the above post I did those main power just as it said. 24pin into main power, and the 4-8pin (w/e it was) into the cpu power. The rest were modular cables for fans/hdd/dvd-rw (the evga card came with its own 6pin cables)

    Could plugging in wrong headers do this? Also the burnt marks on the mobo where on the right side where the main power goes in down to the sata slots.

    Really upset about all this :( I feel bad because my wife didn't want me to do it and I told her I built computers before (which I have) and that it would be fine. It was my anniversary present.

    Amazing how you can be so excited about something then so disappointed.


    You know what, when I get home from work 00.00 Swedish time. I will take a picture on motherboard with all the cables and write a list to the side, You will then follow the list and say if you used the same cables to the same locations.

    I need to go now. Ill get back to you when im home.

    Ok thanks, I'm going to go to sleep in 30mins or so here if I dont respond right away, thanks all for the help so far.
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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Quote from Tenhi

    Quote from afi44

    Quote from Tenhi

    Modern PSUs dont have the switch for US/EU. I think they handle it internally. Did you connect the right power connectors to your MoBo? If you have a modern mobo you likely have (20+4)pins +4pins(+4pins) as power connectors. The (20+4)pins are the large main powerconnector for the Mobo you cant put them in a wrong way in the slot because they wont fit. Normaly that is the case for all the power connectors... If the 24pin connector is alright maybe you put the wrong 4pin in the 2nd MoBo power slot or you put the 4pin in the false slot... modern MoBos have 24+8 but most only use 24+4 if you put the 4pin connector into the wrong 4pin slots... I dunno maybe it could fry things? Or you put a wrong power connector into the GPU (they are usually 2x6pin)?

    If that is not the case... the PSU was faulty and you should get your money back.

    Quote from Deathbyaccident

    There is no EU/US switch on those. Did you buy a new chassie aswell? If so did you put the distances in first, before you screwed the motherboard there?

    Aren't those normaly pre-installed? And I think you cant install the MoBo without the distance pins (it shouldn't fit).

    @tenhi

    Yeah, it was a 24 pin main power, (it had detachable 4 pin for 20pin but i left it on) Used the 4 pin for cpu power and 2 6pins for the GPU. followed all instructions correctly, double checked all wires, and used proper stand offs. The onlything I was unsure about was the reset switch header but didnt even push the reset button.

    I hit the power button it lit up, then wife said she saw smoke so i unplugged it and saw the damage.

    Also was small scortch marks on the connector to the pcie card.

    Sounds ok. If you dont connect the 4pins from the 20+4pin I think nothing would happen because your motherboard simply doesnt get enough power. The Reset Switch Header shouldn't matter if you mean the small 1pin connector that is next to the HDD LED connectors and such.

    What I dont unterstand is the scortch marks on the PCIe Card connector. Do you mean the PCIe Slot? Or the 2x6pin connectors? Not that it really matters... if you connected everything like you said than it isnt your fault. Sounds like a faulty PSU or a faulty MoBo.

    Yes the small 1 pin connectors. Every other 1 pin connector was fine it was labeled + and - but not the reset so I guessed.

    The only scorch marks on it were on the 2nd 6-pin plug in from the PSU. The left one was fine, but the right one had black streaks on the black plastic part, and smelled of burnt plastic.

    The scorch marks on the right side of the mobo that went from the 24pin down the sata cables stunk the most I also took a picture of that. http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/nvidia290/3334.jpg

    But that's all the pics I took.

    This was the mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=13-130-571-Z01&SpinSet=13-130-571-RS&ISList=13-130-571-Z01,13-130-571-Z02,13-130-571-Z03,13-130-571-Z04,13-130-571-Z05&S7ImageFlag=1&Item=N82E16813130571&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


    Also double checked it was an 8-pin for the CPU (it had 4 pins covered up not sure why but I plugged in all 8 pins, but there was no scorch marks around the cpu or power at all.
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    posted a message on Fried mobo, what can I do?
    Also I just boxed everything up so I dont want to take the 2 hours to plug it back in, for pictures.
    Newegg is taking everything back (even the cpu) except for the Mobo/PSU/Video card (I got lucky) Hopefully I can get my money back from the other people.

    Could I just say that the Video card didnt start up and get my money back from EVGA? (not sure what to do) and as far as I know it works.

    but in the above post I did those main power just as it said. 24pin into main power, and the 4-8pin (w/e it was) into the cpu power. The rest were modular cables for fans/hdd/dvd-rw (the evga card came with its own 6pin cables)

    Could plugging in wrong headers do this? Also the burnt marks on the mobo where on the right side where the main power goes in down to the sata slots.

    Really upset about all this :( I feel bad because my wife didn't want me to do it and I told her I built computers before (which I have) and that it would be fine. It was my anniversary present.

    Amazing how you can be so excited about something then so disappointed.
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