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(Solved) - Short circuit

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  • Started 1 year ago by simmey
  • Latest reply from LadyFitzgerald
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simmey
simmey
Posts: 9

Hi All
is there a fuse on a motherboard ?, i was just doing some work on the pc and had not turned main switch ( mental mistake !) and i shorted the 4 wire connector to the cd drive and small flash and pc is now dead ?
regards

Posted 1 year ago
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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
Posts: 3281

Hi there. Did you try switching it off at the mains, then back on again?

Posted 1 year ago
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simmey
simmey
Posts: 9

Thanks ProstheticHead !
never throught of doing that in case i might damaged it !!!!, is there a build in cut off for guys like me that get what i call ( bluescreen moments ) LOL

Posted 1 year ago
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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
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Yes, most any PSU should have short circuit protection built in.

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

Prosthetic head is correct. Don't ask how I know.

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