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Computer stopped working - I see a spark when I plug onto motherboard

Just stopped working. Powersupply is ok. I disconnected all power and other plugs and systematically plugged them back in.

Wehn I plug in the square block (2x2), into that square input that sits just behind the big purple dohicky below the video input, I see a spark and then the computer stops working.

Anyone have a similar problem? And a solution (of course...)

Thanks!

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  • Philsy May 19, 2008

    Thanks - is this the kind of repair you need to have done at a repair shop or cna I just get a new MOBO myself and install it? My board is an Intel D945GTP - can I upgrade to a better board, or is that even feasible?

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The spark you see is a shorted power socket on the MOBO, the spark is shutting down the power supply for protection. You need a new board.

Posted on May 19, 2008

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    Steven Wander May 20, 2008

    I saw one for sale in stock for $250, yikes! I saw another post that says if you power down for 3 hours with no P/S plugged in, it might come back up. Just unplug cord to P/S and then hit the power button for 7 seconds to discharge board capacitor charge. Do not unplug any drives on this board with P/S plugged in, it senses a voltage difference and shuts down!

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