My first ever build came crashing down before me. On my first time turning it on, it started smoking and I noticed a fire starting so I instantly turned it off. The motherboard power light is still on when it's idle and I see no immediate damage.. although I'm sure there is. However.. I don't think it's my fault. The part that seemed to start it was above the cpu socket.. to the left of the cpu fan pin. I part I never touched other then to plug in the cpu fan. Here is an image of the motherboard. It is the red block to the far right of the mobo on this picture. Please help! Should MSI replace my motherboard or did I mess up someplace?Are most of the parts salvageable if I did? I think the part that the smoke was coming from was the power delivery component. Which I haven't touched and there is nothing in the manual about.
RMA the board =YES. You can salvage your parts and use them on the newer board. It is unlikely it is anything you did, some parts slip by quality control @ the factory (rare) and they will honor the warranty.
There is no way to be sure unless you can test each part on another computer. "power delivery component" I hope you mean the cable wire/plug and get rid of that one.
Well I have taken everything out as I am going to send it back. Here is the exact spot from which it was smoking and I saw a small fire. I just want to make sure I didn't do anything wrong so when I try this a second time I won't have the same result.
There is always a chance nothing (leaked) volt past since it was sudden & quick. Positive thoughts.
When I have you here one quick question. The 8pin 12v connector was right to the left of this. One confusing part of my build was since my psu had a 4+4 connector was whether to plug all 8 in or just 4 of them?