How can a motherboard get damaged

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how can a motherrboard be affected by DVD, CD and any sort of hard drive?
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  1. If said device malfunctioned - damage to the mobo could result. If the installer in some way damages the interconnects.
    -Bruce
  2. 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.
  3. 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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