Hello, i made a topic before about my computer problems, well now i realy killed my pc :( I have a Corsair GS600 powersupply and it has this long cable with 4 4-pin molex connectors on it for powering your Fans, so i plugged those in because i got a new one. On the end of that cable is a 4-pin connector that looked EXACTLY like the connectors fans have on them for on the PWR_FAN on my motherboard. I couldnt read the fan speeds so i thought i forgot that cable. It has 4-pins and the PWR_FAN has 3, but on the 4-pin plug it had 4 pin holes ofcourse but as you can see on this picture:
after 3 pin holes it has a little bar wich in my eyes suggests it can also be used on 3. I connected it to the PWR_FAN 3 pin and it even made a click sound so i thought it realy was ment for that and then i turned on my pc.
i heard a little bang and a flash came out and then i smelled burning metal so i immidiatly turned off the pc. The CPU cooler didnt run anymore and neither did the CPU :(
I realy didnt know it wasnt ment for that, i mean it was so obvious that i was ment for that, it was on the end of the fan cable and it had a little bar making it seem like it was also for a 3pin.
Now i looked on the website i bought this pc from last month ( i bought the pc in parts and build it myself) and i do have 24 months of warrenty for every hardware piece.
but on the service page it says you lose the warrenty if you connect a wrong cable wich makes the computer break or if a short circuit happend. Iam REALY stressed out right now because i have been keeping back money for this pc for years and now i destroyed it because i connected a wrong pin ;( i looked in the manual and online before i connecteted it and i couldnt find any info on it. Im scared they wont repair/replace the broken parts, if that happens then i just trew away ALOT of money and time working for my money ;(
I would relax untill you sure exactly whats happened for certain, it dont seem to me hooking the 3 pin 4 pin combo will cause as big an issue as you seem to decirbe ..
My guess is unless something else was wrong and something ran AC power directly in to the Chip its self, I believe at best a wrong plug would lead to the hardware having no power not sure how that would cook everything..
to be honest if it was me I would have left this be and sent everything back long ago , they are very good at dicovering what caused an issue they are good if the problem is with parts or caused by poor quality but the last thing anyone wants is to hurt there reputation over and over for problems cause by anothers wrong doing :)
at this point all you can do is call let them know what happened they will tell you to send it back im sure they will ewither call tell you new is on it way back free but shipping or they will tell you what is wrong and what the damage in cost will be to you ..
at this point stressing wont change what will be !!
answered Aug 21 '12 at 21:10
this reminds me of a childs game:
Most likely it is the PS that failed, replace it first then see what happens.
answered Aug 22 '12 at 07:29
i agree with trueb for the record though chances are because of the other issues that have surrounded this computer it most likely has more issues in the back end now..
I always hate when I hear about things like this never really know how to respond without sounding biting or something..
im gonna be brutally honest with you bought a kit for $700 that this company no doubt would have been cheaper for the company to assemble and ship to you in the end. for $200 more you could have got a middle of the road priced gaming machine built to order computer from dell or hp ..
answered Aug 22 '12 at 09:37