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Can a PSU short break your components?

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May 13, 2012 5:49:15 PM

I had a power supply short and my computer wouldn't even turn on.

My motherboard was definitely fried. But how about my other components?

I ran two power source to one fan (via molex connectors) by accident (a bad "Double Check") and my computer turned on for a split second and then shut off...wouldn't turn on anymore after that.

Thought it was my PSU that was done for, but i tried it with another and it didn't work either.
Are all my components fried too? or was it just my mobo and that took one for the team?
a c 111 ) Power supply
May 13, 2012 5:50:40 PM

Usually motherboards will suicide in order to save the processor, this probably means your cpu ram etc. is fine but your board and psu are not! Make sure your hard drive is also spinning!
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May 13, 2012 6:45:15 PM

so i RMA'ed my mobo, should i send out my PSU also? is it for sure dead to? if not can i try and boot up the new board that i will get with the maybe dead PSU i have?
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May 13, 2012 7:07:37 PM

If my PSU passes this test is it OK to try it in my systeme?
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a c 111 ) Power supply
May 13, 2012 7:11:12 PM

I wouldn't trust it!
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May 13, 2012 7:15:17 PM

Alright, so im guessing if i put it back in my systeme and it is fried, it might break my new mobo aswell?...
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a b ) Power supply
May 13, 2012 7:20:16 PM

Tioneb22 said:
Alright, so im guessing if i put it back in my systeme and it is fried, it might break my new mobo aswell?...


Yes. I certainly wouldnt. I wouldn't expect much from the RMA either. its going to be pretty obvious the PSU did it not a motherboard fault. Pretty dishonest since it was your fault but whatever
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