EPoX -4PDA5+ Intel Celeron D 330 OC 2.9GHz 1.5GB DDR RAM nVidia GeForce 6200 40GB Maxtor HDD IDE 160GB WD HDD IDE 160GB TOSHIBA HDD SATA 2x IDE DVD ROM
I had just installed the Hard Drive (160GB SATA TOSHIBA) from my old Laptop and when I plugged the computer back in and turned it on, lots of smoke started to come out of the sides. Upon inspection, i found that the insulation on the wires on one of my 80mm fans had melted/burnt. I'm pretty sure that means that the current went too high, but im unsure. Is it because of the new HDD? Please help.
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No. That means that the current through the fan went too high - shorted fan probably.
It is most likely a coincidence that it happened just after installing another drive.
But why would this just happen? Is it because I just took hard drive from a laptop and stuck it in a desktop??