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How can a motherboard get damaged

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August 9, 2012 11:41:14 PM

Hello,
how can a motherrboard be affected by DVD, CD and any sort of hard drive?

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a b V Motherboard
August 9, 2012 11:45:20 PM

If said device malfunctioned - damage to the mobo could result. If the installer in some way damages the interconnects.
-Bruce
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a b $ Windows 7
August 9, 2012 11:46:59 PM

The only real way I can see that happening is if the drives physically fall on the motherboard and damage it. I suppose, if you're willing to stretch things a bit, that you could say that using one of those drives to install a BIOS update that goes sideways could damage the board.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 10, 2012 12:11:23 AM

The motherboard cannot be damaged by anything connected to the SATA data lines. I suppose that damage could occur in indirect ways mentioned by previous posts, but a faulty CD/DVD hard drive cannot damage the computer.
Why are you asking this question? I have seen computers behave erratically when the DVD drive was connected, but this is due to a faulty power supply.
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