Question Mistakes were made... I might have shorted my motherboard

Mistakes were made...

  • Toss it!!

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Patrick_60

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Apr 10, 2016
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Hi everyone!

Just a quick question.

I started a bench build by quickly shoving my screwdriver on the motherboard power pins and saw a spark.

Now, the computer starts the second I switch the PSU on. There is no sound, no display, only fans and after 2 brief seconds, it turns off with no way to start it again unless switching psu off (or unplugging) and back on.

Did I fry the mobo and should toss it, or only the power pins and there is something I could do at home without taking it to a repair shop?

I havr been doing this for years, but I wasn’t really looking when I went for the pins and might have touched the wrong ones.


Thanks for any help / personal experience.

:D
 

Patrick_60

Commendable
Apr 10, 2016
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I shorted putting back the original parts, yes they were working before.

An old am3 board with a X6 1055T.

I would need to find another build to swap cpus and boards and see whats going on. I doubt the CPU is dead though!
 

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