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14 Aug 2010   #11
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illway1 View Post
so we found a black square on the mobo that was chipped prob. the problem
where abouts on the mobe is the black square?


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14 Aug 2010   #12
illway1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

next to the ram, close to the corner
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14 Aug 2010   #13
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illway1 View Post
next to the ram, close to the corner
is the mobo the one in your system specs? if not could you tell us the manf/model
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14 Aug 2010   #14
illway1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

the mobo is the one i said in the post its msi 890GXM-G65
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14 Aug 2010   #15
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sounds to me like you probably fried the motherboard ...
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14 Aug 2010   #16
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Sounds to me like you probably fried the motherboard ...
+1
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14 Aug 2010   #17
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illway1 View Post
so we found a black square on the mobo that was chipped prob. the problem
where abouts on the mobe is the black square?
The chipped black square is likely a MOSFET, or power control transistor. When they get too hot from over-voltage or current, the black epoxy that they are made of will often fracture, and the broken piece will frequently go flying. That was probably the bang that was heard. The smoke likely came from that component, or other components that were supplied any voltage or current from that device down the line.

EDIT: @ illway1:

I've attached a screen shot of your mobo. Which area was the broken part located in?
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Sounds to me like you probably fried the motherboard ...
And possibly the RAM and CPU as well...


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14 Aug 2010   #18
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Beep codes for AMI,Phoenix and Award bios. Post Beep Codes, AMI & Phoenix/Award BIOS error codes I'm going with the fried MB as well. Fabe
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