I have ASRock M3A785GXH/128M motherboard. I got it from my friend. It is new motherboard 2 weeks old. Yesterday night I connected everything and checked the board, CPU, memory and power supply etc. It was working fine and I thought I can do put it in the case tomorrow morning and install OS. So I disconnected all the cables on a motherboard. Today morning I connected all back as same and pushed the power button, immidiatley I saw spark and smoke near 4 PIN CPU power connector, I disconnected power supply from Motherboard, after that there was some small black spot near 4 PIN connector and still it smells. I tried with different powersupply to connect again but CPU Fan moves for sec and stops.
Does anybody have any idea how I can give alternate power to CPU if my 4 PIN connector burnt or can't provide the power. I really don't want to throw this motherboard just for this reason. You can see the pics attached to get better idea about what happened.