Build gone bad

Discussion in 'FIC' started by neopolaris, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. neopolaris

    neopolaris Guest

    I got a cheap VB-601 for a know working Slot1 PIII500. I actually put the
    power supply cable in basackwards. I didn't think it would fit. I didn't
    push very hard. But it went in...I Fired it up and *snap*, something
    popped. I unplugged and redid the power supply cable to the mobo and it
    fires up. OK...I'm in the bios making a few changes, detecting HD and such.
    I save and restart and nothing....Fans run and HD spins but that's all.
    Resetting the CMOS switch seems to have no effect.

    Why did it even start in the first place?

    neopolaris, Aug 14, 2003
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  2. neopolaris

    neopolaris Guest

    Thanks Robert. I am wondering if the CPU is dead. Considering that the
    machine started up once makes me think just the board died. A pop/snap sound
    that loud, well I can't imagine a CPU starting up after that. I don't have
    either components to test against to see. The mobo can still be had for
    $16. The memory is working fine in another machine. Do you think it's
    worth it to get another board?

    neopolaris, Aug 15, 2003
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  3. Pure, blind, dumb luck.
    Raymond Sirois
    SysOp: The Lost Chord BBS
    Raymond Sirois, Aug 15, 2003
  4. neopolaris

    neopolaris Guest

    CPU is dead too. $16. Lesson learned.
    neopolaris, Aug 15, 2003
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