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Fried My Motherboard :(

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October 1, 2012 1:23:40 AM

Well I had a thread started on here about how to access an IDE hard drive (laptop) by using an adapter and connecting it to my desktop motherboard and it looks like I connected it to the wrong power source :fou:  and ZAP :cry: 

I have an ASUS P5N-E and I toasted a circuit just above the IE1394_2 power connector (which I believe powers my Disk drive). My original post is here...


Question is... What did I fry, how important is it and do I have to replace it immediately? It was running fine while it was melting, but I haven't turned it back on since.

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a c 180 V Motherboard
October 1, 2012 2:26:46 AM

Wow that board's history , you can't possably take a chance and turn that back on and continue to fry the MB and whatever else. I don't know if there's any way to tell what it was.
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October 1, 2012 12:27:34 PM

inzone said:
Wow that board's history , you can't possably take a chance and turn that back on and continue to fry the MB and whatever else. I don't know if there's any way to tell what it was.


Yea I figured it was. I was hoping on the rare chance that it would be some obsolete circuit which I would never need. :pfff: 

In any case, looks like I will be needing a new mother board... anyone know of some good deals on them with or without a cpu? Guess I might as well upgrade while I have the whole thing torn apart :( 
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a c 180 V Motherboard
October 2, 2012 4:41:02 AM

What is your budget for doing this upgrade and you'll most likely need new ram as well. Unless you now have DDR3 ram.

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$149.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
$41.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470
$199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So if your budget is $375 for the upgrade then you could go with these parts for the upgrade. If not and it's lower then there will have to be some changes made , if it's more then you can get better parts for sure.
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