I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask this. Last night i shorted my 12v and 3.3v terminals on my SATA cable. It caused the PC to shutdown immediately. When i tried to turn it back on, it turned on for a brief second then shut down again. I tried again, and same thing happened.
I then waited a minute and tried again, this time it did turn on but it would not POST. no beeps, no video, nothing...just fans running at full speed. Thats when i smelled something burning. Not sure if it was coming from the motherboard or the PSU but i presume it is from the PSU. I tried again and same thing.
I went to sleep, woke up this morning and the PC would not power on at all.
My question is...Does this sound like a PSU problem only or is there a possibility my m/b, CPU, RAM and other equipment have died as well? Or maybe its a M/b problem and not a PSU problem.