Motherboard / Power SUpply Issue

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by John, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. John

    John Guest

    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.
     
    John, Jul 24, 2003
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  2. John

    philo Guest

    "John" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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)
    >
     
    philo, Jul 24, 2003
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  3. John

    Michael Guest

    In <news:>,
    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!"
     
    Michael, Jul 24, 2003
    #3
  4. John

    ImhoTech Guest

    "John" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.

    >
     
    ImhoTech, Jul 24, 2003
    #4
  5. 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.



    --
    Jeffrey Edwards
    CNE5,CDE,MCP2k,CCA1.8
    "John" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.
    >
     
    Jeffrey Edwards, Jul 24, 2003
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