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John
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      07-24-2003
Is it at all possible for a motherboard to destroy a power supply,
causing the supply, hard drives and peripheral cards to spark & smoke?

This is what's happened to my other K6-2 350 Mhz system. I then
bought a new power supply. After installing it, I'd get a green power
on light but nothing else would work. After exchanging it for another
unit, I got a few sparks from the power supply unit and got sparks &
smoke from the hard drive & several peripheral cards.

The store where I got the power supply tried to tell me that it was
the motherboard that fried both new power supplies and that the units
they'd sold me were in good working condition.

BTW They gave me a 350 Watt power supply even though the original in
my ATX box was only 250 Watts.

Any feedback/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 
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philo
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      07-24-2003

"John" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Is it at all possible for a motherboard to destroy a power supply,
> causing the supply, hard drives and peripheral cards to spark & smoke?
>
> This is what's happened to my other K6-2 350 Mhz system. I then
> bought a new power supply. After installing it, I'd get a green power
> on light but nothing else would work. After exchanging it for another
> unit, I got a few sparks from the power supply unit and got sparks &
> smoke from the hard drive & several peripheral cards.
>
> The store where I got the power supply tried to tell me that it was
> the motherboard that fried both new power supplies and that the units
> they'd sold me were in good working condition.
>
> BTW They gave me a 350 Watt power supply even though the original in
> my ATX box was only 250 Watts.
>
> Any feedback/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



i don't know what fried what but i lost a motherboard and powersupply at the
same time
(luckily nothing else was damaged)
>



 
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Michael
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      07-24-2003
In <news:(E-Mail Removed) >,
John said:

> Is it at all possible for a motherboard to destroy a power supply,
> causing the supply, hard drives and peripheral cards to spark & smoke?
>
> This is what's happened to my other K6-2 350 Mhz system. I then
> bought a new power supply. After installing it, I'd get a green power
> on light but nothing else would work. After exchanging it for another
> unit, I got a few sparks from the power supply unit and got sparks &
> smoke from the hard drive & several peripheral cards.
>
> The store where I got the power supply tried to tell me that it was
> the motherboard that fried both new power supplies and that the units
> they'd sold me were in good working condition.
>
> BTW They gave me a 350 Watt power supply even though the original in
> my ATX box was only 250 Watts.
>
> Any feedback/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Yes, it can and does happen.

It's dead, Jim.

.... uhhhh... John.

((U))
M
"Damn it, Captain, I'm a *doctor*, not a mortician!"


 
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ImhoTech
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      07-24-2003

"John" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Is it at all possible for a motherboard to destroy a power supply,
> causing the supply, hard drives and peripheral cards to spark & smoke?
>
> This is what's happened to my other K6-2 350 Mhz system.


So your supply, hard drives and cards were sparking and smoking? And you
decide that powering this burn out junk up again was a goodi idea?!

> bought a new power supply. After installing it, I'd get a green power
> on light but nothing else would work. After exchanging it for another
> unit, I got a few sparks from the power supply unit and got sparks &
> smoke from the hard drive & several peripheral cards.
>
> The store where I got the power supply tried to tell me that it was
> the motherboard that fried both new power supplies and that the units
> they'd sold me were in good working condition.


Yeah, and they were correct.

>
> BTW They gave me a 350 Watt power supply even though the original in
> my ATX box was only 250 Watts.


Not a problem.

>
> Any feedback/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Suggestion: Give up trying to find a reason to blame the shop that sold you
a power supply, throw the heap in the trash and start over from scratch.

>



 
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Jeffrey Edwards
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      07-24-2003
Their lying.
They owe you a new motherboard and power supply. You should take the
equipment to them and demonstrate on one of their motherboards to verify
your claim.



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"John" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Is it at all possible for a motherboard to destroy a power supply,
> causing the supply, hard drives and peripheral cards to spark & smoke?
>
> This is what's happened to my other K6-2 350 Mhz system. I then
> bought a new power supply. After installing it, I'd get a green power
> on light but nothing else would work. After exchanging it for another
> unit, I got a few sparks from the power supply unit and got sparks &
> smoke from the hard drive & several peripheral cards.
>
> The store where I got the power supply tried to tell me that it was
> the motherboard that fried both new power supplies and that the units
> they'd sold me were in good working condition.
>
> BTW They gave me a 350 Watt power supply even though the original in
> my ATX box was only 250 Watts.
>
> Any feedback/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>



 
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