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Re: Old Motherboard
Ahh, the life of Homer Simpson.
On Sun, 2002-12-08 at 22:05, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> Sad to say, but this is one of those lessons you've just learned the
> hard way. The ATX specification calls for full power to be applied
> throughout most of the motherboard at all times -- even when the power
> switch is turned "off". This is how Wake-On-Ring and Wake-On-LAN are
> supportable. An ATX motherboard is always HOT unless and until you
> unplug the power cord. Either the screwdriver or the screw touched
> voltage and shorted it to ground. Chances are very good that you toasted
> an on-board voltage regulator.
> If Steve doesn't have a motherboard for you, try Computer Renaissance in
> Fairview Heights.
> --Doc Savage
> Fairview Heights, IL
> On Sun, 2002-12-08 at 20:56, John Bell wrote:
> > I don't think its a power supply problem, although I did put another ps
> > on the mb to rule out the power supply. The story is, I open the case
> > (the power was off) to install a nic card. I was unscrewing on the the
> > back panel covers and all of a sudden the little green led on the mb
> > turned on and I smelled that distinct electrical smoke odor. Then I
> > uttered a bunch of colorful metaphores. Pulled all the cards out, still
> > nothing, not even a damn beep.
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