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Asus p8z68-v micro assembly won\'t power up and a fan cable burnt up.

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January 12, 2012 11:01:48 AM


I got a problem... It's my first build and I just finished building it yesterday. When I tried to power it up, I didn't realise at first, but the PSU was set to 240V..... and at my home, it's supposed to be 120V. So the computer case fans' PSU wire (connected to the CPU slot on the right side in the picture) Burnt out and smoke came out. No lights turned on and the only thing that seems burnt is this fan's wire. Would my motherboard be toast or just the cable?

January 12, 2012 11:07:50 AM

Forgot :

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68 Micto ATX
Graph card : XFX Radeon HD 6850
And other stuff
a b ) Power supply
January 12, 2012 11:45:40 AM

What PSU were you using? some have surge protection and will trip out before it fries the components.
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a c 243 ) Power supply
January 12, 2012 11:50:43 AM

So you plugged a case fan into the cpu_fan header and something went pop when tried to start the system because you had the little red voltage switch in the wrong position ?

Switch the psu over to 110v, disconnect the case fan , connect another fan to the cpu_fan header ( the case fan could be cooked ) and give it another shot.

^Sounds like something from Capt.Obvious :lol: 
January 12, 2012 11:53:11 AM

Ultra LSP750 750watts
January 12, 2012 12:05:46 PM

Obvious, but i'm a noob so thx, i'll try that.

Also, The wire from the fan to the PCU cable is fine, it's the PCU cable that went pop... same thing anyway?
January 12, 2012 12:07:39 PM

Also I tried at 115v and nothing started...

There is a burnt mark on the ground pin of the fan slot on the motherboard.
January 20, 2012 10:40:31 AM

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