Question Did my CPU kill my Motherboard

Feb 17, 2019
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Hello. I have an MSI Micro ATX LGA 1150 board. I have a Pentium I was going to test before selling on eBay. While walking over to the PC, i dropped the CPU onto my longhair, fluffy, static-prone cat. It slid down her fur and into the floor. I picked the CPU up and blew on it and briefly touched it to a metal surface. I removed the current i7 and put in the Pentium. The pc didn’t boot. I removed the Pentium and put the i7 back in. This time, the pc powered on, the fans spun, but the PSU Made its shutdown sound after about 3 seconds. Without any prompting, the pc turned on again, and the above procedure repeated. It did this about 6 times before I finally pressed the power button to stop it.

What I want to know: did I kill my motherboard and did it damage the (expensive) i7.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Feb 17, 2019
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Update: I removed all pieces of “non-essential” hardware (GT 1030, WiFi Card, 2gb ram stick) And now the pc actually stays on, but no HDD activity. Nothing happening on monitor like before.
 

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