Short Circuit

Forum discussion tagged with Short Circuit.
  1. Z

    Question Short Circuited or Completely Broken?

    This has happened to me twice now, where I have shorted a PSU after adding new hardware to my computer. The first time, I had just added: 2 sticks of ram for 64gb total on 4 sticks, a cpu water cooler, and an rgb controller for my fans. It shorted a 750w PSU, so I just accepted that it was 4...
  2. P

    Question SSD Powering Issue | Sleep Mode bugged

    Hello! This is the first time I ask about anything on a forum, and you get why - I am totally stumped now with my issue. I try to figure out what is the problem. Here are all the details: My specs: MSI Z390 Edge Gaming Intel Core I9 9900 AORUS RTX 2070 CORSAIR 2×8GB Hard Drive 4 TB PHISON SSD...
  3. X

    Question Suspected short circuited Motherboard. How much will cost to fix?

    I have made an older build with an intel i7-4770, MSI z87 gd65 mobo, gtx 950 and a newer MSi a650gf power supply. I put these all together in an NZXT h1150 flow case, and the computer starts with all the fans at full power and no boot sound or signal. All the lights on the mobo are lit as they...
  4. dusk_fall1989

    Question Possible static (?) from a metallic PC case causes speakers to cut out audio for 1-2" , about three times per day.

    Ever since I bought speakers for my 2016-built PC, I've had the following issue: About 1-3 times per day, the audio will cut out from the edifier speakers, for about 1", then come back to normal. I have a feeling this is due to the metallic case I'm using, which is a silverstone FT-03 mini...
  5. J

    Question Short circuited motherboard, now computer won’t post and ram led not turning on

    Hi, I short circuited my motherboard by trying to plug-in a case fan power supplier from my cpu cooler into the motherboard bios pins. After this the computer shut down and I turned it back on immediately. It started to boot then shut down and I think I reseated everything a few times and now it...
  6. Question Bent socket pins on MSI Z87-G43, can they short short circuit?

    Hello, Like the title implies I bought an MSI Z87-G43 with the CPU and memory already attached to the mobo. When it arrived I cleaned it and put it in a case and fired it up, the CPU fan pulsed once and turn off for good, tried once more. Same result. I proceed to test multiple PSUs but nothing...
  7. KanShea

    Question Monitor Sparked! :(

    Hi everyone, I'm very new to this and I'm in a panic. I picked up a used Acer x34a and it was working perfectly well. When I brought it home, I accidentally touched the power pin (I did not insert it) with an incorrect power adapter. I then saw a spark and a smell of burning. I am unsure as to...
  8. W

    [SOLVED] Is it safe to use some parts of a short circuited desktop?

    I think that I accidentally short circuit my motherboard along with my power supply. This what happened: I bought a new power supply as a replacement from my previous psu. In the first boot (psu rgb not connected), it works then I turn it off. Afterwards, I connect the psu's rgb to the...
  9. Premixed8

    [SOLVED] Wrong use of screws causing short circuit in brand new motherboard

    Hello, I am building a new pc for the first time, and just finished installing everything. So as one does I plug in the power to install windows, but when I do that a short circuit occurs and the power fell out. In the midst of troubleshooting I start plugging out cables from the power supply to...
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    [SOLVED] Can i get video signal without 6 pin?

    Hi My power supply just shorted and i want to test if my rx570 still works. My spare psu is only 240w and to 6 pin. My replacement is comin in next week. I want to test if my gpu still works. Can I just put it in the mobo slot to test video?
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    Question Is the PCI-E x1 slot of this motherboard faulty?

    As you may know, GPU risers are composed of two PCBs, one to be connected to a PCI-E slot on motherboard, and the other one has a PCI-E x16 slot for the graphics card. When I insert the former PCB in a PCI-E x1 slot on this 10+ years old motherboard, there is some short, and consequently, two...
  12. Harshk5611

    [SOLVED] Pc not powering on

    my power supply just got short circuit and pc got dead, and when i tested the powersupply by shorting the wires it didnt worked, so i will buy a new power supply but my main problem is that what if any other component got faulty when the psu blasted, i cant test the other components.plz help..
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    Question Possible short circuit? HPZ400

    Hey. I bought a new power supply for my computer and everything has been going great until last night. My computer was off and all of a sudden I heard some weird sound coming from my computer and then it stopped. I checked to see what happened and my outlet broke. Now when I boot up my computer...
  14. M

    Question Newly built PC suddenly turning on and off repeatedly

    Hi, so I built a gaming PC about a week ago. Everything booted up perfectly, I installed all my software and even started playing games on it with no issue. I turned it off one night and went to turn it on the next day and it powers on, fans start moving, RGB lights up then it turns off and...
  15. cloudx5

    [SOLVED] Should I keep using my laptop after what seems to be a short circuit?

    I've been using my laptop (HP Omen 15-AX033DX) a lot connected to the AC for hours the whole week, yesterday it suddenly turned off. Tried to turn it on a couple of hours later and it worked. With the laptop turned on I connected the charger again and the laptop immediately turned off and...
  16. bnicolas9915

    Question Shorted MB? Accidentally tried to plug USB C into HDMI port

    I accidentally tried to plug a USB C (coming from a PreSonus audio interface) into a HDMI i thought was the USB C port on the back of my PC. The PC shut down instantly, I freaked out and switched the PSU off, waited and switched it on again. The PC booted kinda slow so I turned it off and...
  17. M

    Question Motherboard is getting short-circuit for air cooler or for Casing? Or dead for Psu?

    Facing problem from last 4 months. 3 motherboards already gone. CPU debugging lights on but CPU is ok. Last 3 motherboard was MSI Z390 gaming plus. Then MSI Z390 tomahawk(2). After that I have purchased Aorus Z390 Elite. After installing it into pc case when I turn on the UPS button Aorus logo...
  18. R

    Question Did I short circuit the motherboard or PSU?

    My friend has been trying to get RGB fans for his case and he got them today from amazon with Molex connectors, ever since he got them, I tried to help him install them His PC was off during that time but the power cable was still plugged in if I recall To be honest I do not much knowledge with...
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    [SOLVED] New Build. PC doesn't turn on when GPU is plugged in.

    Hey guys. I just put my new computer together and I'm having a couple problems. 1) When the 8-pin connector is plugged into the GPU, the PC won't do anything at all, won't turn on, nada. 2) When I take out the GPU and try to use the HDMI cable directly on the motherboard, the PC turns on, fans...
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    [SOLVED] Possibly Shorted USB Slots, what to do next

    Basically, I jammed something into my front usb too hard, and now just see the 3 pins(one super bent), and now 4 of 6 usb slots in my PC do not work. I also got a bunch of windows notification about power errors with usb slots when this happened. The two that work are the 2 lower slots on the...
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    [SOLVED] I managed to short my keyboard with a little fruit.

    so heres a dumb one for ya. I had just made a freshly pressed juice of my favorite kind and just as i sat down by my desk i tilted some out of the glass, just lightly not a big amount. I was not even worried about it being broken because it just didnt seem realistic due to the little amount I...
  22. MarkoTrpkov

    Question GTX 970 G1 Gaming burnt help (pictures)

    Two days ago there was heavy raining in my country my pc is always asleep and there was lost of electricity shutdown , so yesterday i tried to turn on my pc and it smelled burnt, so i deattached my gpu and everything is fine, I have 5year experience about soldering bga chips etc(working), so if...
  23. sleepy.miki

    Question Brand new PC short circuited w/ magic smoke after working perfectly; any idea what happened?

    so I built a new PC around 1 week ago, it worked fine for a day or so and everything was all good aside from the RGB fans on my new case not working, so I decided to open it up again and try to get the fans to work. The absolute most I could do was get one fan to light up, but none would spin...
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    Question PC sometimes won't turn on?

    Hello. my PC build is -Ryzen 7 2700 -Gigabyte AB350M DS3-H. 2x8GB DDR4 3000mhz Ballistix Sport LT. (in 2666mhz for stability) MSI Gaming X RX 470 4gb. PSU EVGA 600W BR 80plus. Case Corsair 400c. The thing is a week ago, I woke up and tried to turn on my PC but it doesn't have any sign of...
  25. J

    [SOLVED] Possible short circuit

    I had plugged some LED lights into my MSI B360 Gaming plus motherboard while it was on (like a dumbass) immediately after I plugged it in everything shut off, now no matter what I do nothing is turning on, did I short circuit my board? And if I did what can I do to save it and is my CPU GPU and...
  26. [SOLVED] Help! Dead power supply!

    Antec VP500PC No UPS :( Was using the computer normally. Sudden blackout! Hadn't turn off the switches. The electricity comes back and I hear some sort of spark. The PC wouldn't boot up, not response at all! I narrowed it down to the PSU, I could see some burnt inductor from the PSU's meshed...
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    [SOLVED] WEIRD - Power outtage when playing a game

    My setup: -GTX970 -i5-4590k -Samsung SDD -Evga bronze 600W TLDR; Playing CoD makes my computer cause a power outtage (flipped breaker) for my room and floor of the house. Tried things, keeps happening. Thoughts on what the cause is or how I can stop this? A recent weird thing has been...
  28. B

    Question What could have caused my graphics card to short and how to fix it?

    GPU in story: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Core Edition PSU 1: Coolermaster V650 PSU 2: HuntKey GS550 I was mid game when my PC just turned off. No errors or warnings it just turned off and won't boot anymore. At first I thought it was the power supply since the PC will turn of...
  29. Shaaxy_

    [SOLVED] PC cleaning gone wrong?

    So I was cleaning my pc Today, which I’ve Dan multiple times now. (With compressed Air) for the First time I took out the GPU, and cleaned that too. My pc chilled for 5 Hours before I booted it up, but nothing happened. Or my Fans are spinning and my GPU (lamp) is on. my keyboard mouse or...
  30. R

    [SOLVED] Breadboarded computer turns back on after being jumpstarted?

    *Build Specs So this is the weirdest issue I've had in building a PC... I got a new MB, RAM, CPU, even an aftermarket cooler. Put it together and gave it a jumpstart with a screwdriver. Started up with pretty colors and all. But no output - my CPU has no APU. Shut everything off and put my GPU...
  31. agustus25

    Question Upgrading my GPU might have ruined my build

    After upgrading my GPU from a 1060 3gig (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pKX2FT/evga-geforce-gtx-1060-3gb-sc-gaming-video-card-03g-p4-6162) to a certified refurbished 2070 from Zotac (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bF97YJ/zotac-geforce-rtx-2070-8-gb-video-card-zt-t20700a-10p) my EZ Debug...
  32. B

    Question Help! Think I Shorted Something. What do I do?

    Hi there I'm a beginner builder, and my parts list can be seen here: CPU: i7-9700k PSU: EVGA 750 GQ 80+ Gold Mobo: Aorus z390 Pro Wifi Cpu Cooler: EVGA CLC 240 Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic Case Fans: 5x RF120 SSDs: Samsung 860 + 970 EVO Plus GPU: FE RTX 2070 Super I put together my computer and...
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    Question Help! Think I Shorted Something What To Do?

    Hi there I'm a beginner builder, and my parts list can be seen here: CPU: i7-9700k PSU: EVGA 750 GQ 80+ Gold Mobo: Aorus z390 Pro Wifi Cpu Cooler: EVGA CLC 240 Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic Case Fans: 5x RF120 SSDs: Samsung 860 + 970 EVO Plus GPU: FE RTX 2070 Super I put together my computer and...
  34. WWP

    Question Can I save my 1070ti ?

    Hello, My new GTX 1070 ti's fans stopped working, first the screen went green and I restarted the PC I switched the HDMI to the motherboard to be sure that if the problem is from the GPU. Then I switched the HDMI to the GPU again, it worked but the fans weren't moving. I knew something has...
  35. skkhatri1

    [SOLVED] Need Help in my gtx 760

    receentely i buy gtx 760 from aliexpress and its working fine but one day i am using my pc and the its turned off direcly and do not starting my pc out of two 6 pin when pluged in one then its displays power down but when plug in another six pin its do noting not even starts fan for little...
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    Question Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro

    Hello to everyone, I have a problem with my gpu , suddenly when i was watching a yt video my computer stopped to work. When i tried to open it there wasn't signal on monitor. I opened the case to check my graphic card, and the fans didn't spin. When pressing the power button it looks like that...
  37. R

    Question Need help with Power supply issue

    I have tried my best to diagnose the problem regarding my power supply(ENERMAX REVOLUTION 85+). I first noticed the problem returning from school. The pc was working the night before. So I encounterd the problem when I tried to open my pc but the it wouldn't turn on, the psu LED was red. I...
  38. szosiem

    Question Motherboard short circuit on USB - PC keeps crashes

    Hello and welcome all community! My situation forced me to write a post here... Maybe some have an idea what is happening and give me a clue, but from beginning. I have an ASUS P6T6 WS REVOLUTION mobo + Xeon X5660 CPU + 12Gb DDR3 RAM + GTX 1060 GPU running Windows 10. This setup works...
  39. J

    Question 1 USB port short circuiting computer - What is the cause?

    Hi everyone. I recently purchased a new CPU, motherboard and RAM combo. Since this upgrade my computer shuts down if I plug any USB device into one specific back port. There is a small spark and the pc instantly turns off, no warning messages that I could see in time. The USB device does not...
  40. Tamanyawytaha

    Question Intel I5 9600k or Ryzen 5 2600x?

    I have a GTX 1070, and I was wondering which processor fits with it the i5 9600k or the Ryzen 5 2600x? Keep all intel or the ryzen performs well with the gtx 1070? Hint: I have a 2x8GB G skill aegis 3000mhz