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February 8, 2013 10:56:20 PM

So I just put in a new power supply and got everything plugged in and did a test boot without my gfx card so I turned it off and put in my gfx as it made contact it sparked and now my pc wont turn on is the mobo fried ? Psu? And will my gfx card be fried as well?

Please help.

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February 8, 2013 11:07:47 PM

How did it spark when the computer was turned off? Did you unplug the computer from the wall socket?

When the computer is turned OFF but still plugged in, there is some power on the motherboard.
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February 8, 2013 11:11:07 PM

Ubrales said:
How did it spark when the computer was turned off? Did you unplug the computer from the wall socket?

When the computer is turned OFF but still plugged in, there is some power on the motherboard.


Yes It was still plugged in.
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February 8, 2013 11:17:28 PM

The graphics card connector edge that was plugged into the PCI slot was probably inserted at a slight angle (similar to inserting RAM modules). In doing so some of the contacts shorted out.

Check the computer using a different graphics card. Or try to boot without a graphics card. This will tell you whether the motherboard is ok.

The PSU should be fine.
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February 8, 2013 11:20:49 PM

Ubrales said:
The graphics card connector edge that was plugged into the PCI slot was probably inserted at a slight angle (similar to inserting RAM modules). In doing so some of the contacts shorted out.

Check the computer using a different graphics card. Or try to boot without a graphics card. This will tell you whether the motherboard is ok.

The PSU should be fine.


It doesn't seem to boot without it so maybe its the mobo then. Thanks for the help is there a way to check without a mobo speaker since I dont have one :( 
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February 8, 2013 11:23:18 PM

What make and model of computer? On some Dell desktops there is a series of four front panel lights that display a code for problems; similar to beep codes.
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February 8, 2013 11:31:30 PM

Ubrales said:
What make and model of computer? On some Dell desktops there is a series of four front panel lights that display a code for problems; similar to beep codes.

It's a hp prebuilt board that im using for my custom build, its a h-rs880-uatx

Also how likely is it that my gpu is damaged?
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February 8, 2013 11:37:44 PM

xasylum said:
It's a hp prebuilt board that im using for my custom build, its a h-rs880-uatx

Also how likely is it that my gpu is damaged?

One way to tell is by installing it in a different computer.

Usually the weakest link will fail. So if the motherboard has failed chances are that the GPU is still good.
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February 8, 2013 11:45:19 PM

Ubrales said:
One way to tell is by installing it in a different computer.

Usually the weakest link will fail. So if the motherboard has failed chances are that the GPU is still good.

Well thank you very much I really appreciate your help. I hope you have a great day. Again thamks for your help looks like I need to get a new mobo for my phenom II x4 so If u a recommendation let me know. Thanks again.
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February 10, 2013 2:38:37 AM

You will need to have to have a full windows installation disk if you get a new MOBO since the copy that came with the computer was OEM and tied to that old MOBO.
It is possible that Microsoft will let you transfer the product key if you call if for phone activation.
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February 10, 2013 3:04:53 AM

giltyler said:
You will need to have to have a full windows installation disk if you get a new MOBO since the copy that came with the computer was OEM and tied to that old MOBO.
It is possible that Microsoft will let you transfer the product key if you call if for phone activation.



How would i go about that, any help would be much appreciated. :) 
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February 10, 2013 3:11:27 AM

What version of Windows are you running.
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February 10, 2013 3:13:49 AM

giltyler said:
What version of Windows are you running.


Windows 7
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February 10, 2013 3:31:07 AM

If you are sure the Mother board is bad you can buy a replacement from New Egg for as little as $40.00 the next thing you need is to find a copy of windows.
New Egg sells 2 different types OEM(cheaper) but tied to the motherboard and full versions that can be activated from machine to machine as long as you do a online de activate prior to moving the software. Is your board from a Pavillion Elite e924F.
If you still have the HP case with the Microsoft Code you might get away with borrowing a copy of windows for the install and talking to Microsoft about re activation due to hardware damage.
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February 10, 2013 3:33:29 AM

giltyler said:
If you are sure the Mother board is bad you can buy a replacement from New Egg for as little as $40.00 the next thing you need is to find a copy of windows.
New Egg sells 2 different types OEM(cheaper) but tied to the motherboard and full versions that can be activated from machine to machine as long as you do a online de activate prior to moving the software. Is your board from a Pavillion Elite e924F.
If you still have the HP case with the Microsoft Code you might get away with borrowing a copy of windows for the install and talking to Microsoft about re activation due to hardware damage.


I wrote down the code but the mobo i ordered is an asrock. :( 
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February 10, 2013 11:15:21 AM

xasylum said:
I wrote down the code but the mobo i ordered is an asrock. :( 

It is worth a try. Legally Microsoft is not obligated to activate the old code on the new motherboard, however if you call them for phone activation and explain the situation they may make an exception. You don't have any other options anyway.
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February 10, 2013 6:35:51 PM

Ubrales said:
It is worth a try. Legally Microsoft is not obligated to activate the old code on the new motherboard, however if you call them for phone activation and explain the situation they may make an exception. You don't have any other options anyway.


ok will do thanks for the help everyone if all goes wrong i will just use windows 8 for the better performance
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