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Is my motherboard damaged ?

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May 4, 2012 2:20:59 AM

hi there i blown a capacitor in my psu because my little brother flicked the 230 switch to 115 and it and a capacitor popped but will my motherboard be be ruined now, there was no fire a little bit of smoke because the circuit breaker turned the power off will there be any damage to any of the components other than the power supply sorry for being a noob at this :( 

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May 4, 2012 2:28:48 AM

i mean the circuit breaker turned the power off
a b ) Power supply
May 4, 2012 3:08:06 AM

Possible, but try replacing the power supply first. Most of the new ones have no such switch to flick.
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May 4, 2012 3:46:38 AM

sk1939 said:
Possible, but try replacing the power supply first. Most of the new ones have no such switch to flick.
I was hoping the circuit breaker in the house saved the motherboard, i doubt it will work it was a really big pop i guess ill have to find out, thanks.
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
May 4, 2012 5:30:01 AM

it depends if its a single high amp rail psu then its more likely the motherboard and other components got damaged. the reason being it takes a lot more to trip the over volt protection on single rail units than say a modular unit.
if it is a modular unit then you will probably be lucky...
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