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Blown power supply and damaged parts

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February 2, 2012 5:27:37 AM

hi. ok so last week my power supply blew up. I bought a new power supply and the computer light up for a second and wouldnt turn on. I tested the power supply on another computer and it works fine. So i assumed the motherboard fried and bought a new motherboard that im still waiting for.

If the power supply blew up while the computer was ON, and the motherboard also blew up, does that mean the other connected parts are also damaged? (hard drive, cpu, graphics card)

once the motherboard comes, i will "test" these other parts but i need some help. What things in particular should i be on the look out for? Do damaged cpu, hard drive and graphics card make certain noises, behave oddly, look differently etc?

Thanks! :hello: 
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a b V Motherboard
February 2, 2012 5:55:22 AM

There may be physical damage on some of your parts, take a good look at each of your parts to see if circuits etc might have been fried.
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February 2, 2012 5:59:35 AM

i tested the hard drive on another computer that has windows XP. It didnt recognize the hard drive, but the hard drive was spinning. Can a damaged hard drive still spin?
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February 2, 2012 6:48:53 PM

computernewb said:
i tested the hard drive on another computer that has windows XP. It didnt recognize the hard drive, but the hard drive was spinning. Can a damaged hard drive still spin?

Yes. The motor isn't as sensitive to power spikes.

The damage would have occurred to the disk drive logic on the HDD's controller circuit board.
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February 2, 2012 9:05:11 PM

ko888 said:
Yes. The motor isn't as sensitive to power spikes.

The damage would have occurred to the disk drive logic on the HDD's controller circuit board.

Exactly what happened to my hackintosh.
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