Question why have my motherboard and gpu ports stopped working?

May 21, 2019
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so i recently replaced my cpu water cooling, due to the pump going bad and overheating, with a new cpu fan. i was grounded the whole time while messing with and now all the ports have stopped working and i have no clue why.
 

Grobe

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Even if you're really carefully to avoid esd damage, you still have a relatively fragile MB that rest onto a few space holders. That means any physical force to MB is a big no-no.

Personally - when I have to change major components such as RAM and CPU, I rather use some minutes extra time to dismount and re-assemble the MB so that I can have the MB resting onto a table while working on it, so it doesn't bend too much.
 
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May 21, 2019
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Even if you're really carefully to avoid esd damage, you still have a relatively fragile MB that rest onto a few space holders. That means any physical force to MB is a big no-no.

Personally - when I have to change major components such as RAM and CPU, I rather use some minutes extra time to dismount and re-assemble the MB so that I can have the MB resting onto a table while working on it, so it doesn't bend too much.
i can say that i didn’t take my motherboard completely out, but i did make sure to not bend it while i was reinstalling it and putting in my fan in.
 

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Ok. I think that the logical conclusion here is that it must be a bad touch/move that have damaged the main board. Either that, or - as you mentioned in first post - the overheating may have caused damage.

Or - if a certain group of components on the mainboard is failing, maybe the power connector isn't properly placed or not connected at all.
 

davew1860

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Does anything on your motherboard work anymore?

Definitely treat motherboards with kid gloves. I say this because one of my own motherboards mysteriously failed before. I can only speculate that it was due to mishandling.
 
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Ok. I think that the logical conclusion here is that it must be a bad touch/move that have damaged the main board. Either that, or - as you mentioned in first post - the overheating may have caused damage.

Or - if a certain group of components on the mainboard is failing, maybe the power connector isn't properly placed or not connected at all.
well before i put the fan in all the ports minus two of the front ports were working. idk much about motherboards so you may be right.
 
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Does anything on your motherboard work anymore?

Definitely treat motherboards with kid gloves. I say this because one of my own motherboards mysteriously failed before. I can only speculate that it was due to mishandling.
all the lighting and fans still work even my gpu fans are working. i can say that i was being gentle with it while working with it.
 
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Are you seeing video?

Do you hear any beeps or see any flashing lights when you boot up?
no video from what i can tell it starts up totally fine no weird noises while booting up and nothing internally looks off. i can’t any sound either since the ports aren’t working.
 

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