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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: alt text


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 ;(

asked Aug 21 '12 at 20:20

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edited Aug 21 '12 at 20:20

Anybody :(? I realy want to hear some ideas how i can get this replaced :(

(Aug 21 '12 at 20:54) MastaGlazyy MastaGlazyy's gravatar image

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

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Thanks mate :( I indeed had ALOT of problems with this pc, and im pretty sure what i did caused the cpu to die. as you know i also had another thread wich i had the problem that my computer kept resetting. I already planned to send things back to the store but 1 day before i planned to send it back this happend :( i tried putting a fan back in that PWR_FAN 3 pin connector and the fan wouldnt turn on so im sure that PWR_FAN 3 pin connector is dead, same thing with my cpu cooler.

On their website it says that short circuit, or cables plugged into the wrong sockets will drop the warrent and that if there are signs of smoke or burns shows that a short circuit happend wich will drop the warrent and is my own fault :(

if i have to pay for the repair they will obviously charge me for the full price of the parts that have to be replaced, i cant pay that im broke, buying this pc took me years :(

(Aug 21 '12 at 21:24) MastaGlazyy MastaGlazyy's gravatar image

well at best when you take it back you will get a list of the hardware problems and they will give it back, at that point you do have the opportunity to find the parts you need even second hand parts that you might be able to collect salvage from others here and there is better then nothing till $ become available or another new machine ..

(Aug 21 '12 at 21:30) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

That would be the worst thing that happend to me ever :( that means i just trew 700 dollars down the drain. Its not just a normal pc, its a custom build high end gaming pc :( If this realy cant be fixed in whatever way, then i will NEVER buy hardware there ever again

(Aug 21 '12 at 21:40) MastaGlazyy MastaGlazyy's gravatar image

What im also going to try is tell them the faulty power supply caused it and just plug in the normal fan into the motherboard, they wont know the difference because the 3 pin PWR_FAN connecter doesnt show any burned or smoke sign, the fan that came with the case originaly has been broken since the start, im going to plug that in there and screw it into the case and tell them it just broke when i turned it on and dont know what happend and talk like im in idiot.

(Aug 21 '12 at 21:45) MastaGlazyy MastaGlazyy's gravatar image

this reminds me of a childs game:

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Most likely it is the PS that failed, replace it first then see what happens.

answered Aug 22 '12 at 07:29

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Well i tried a new fan in the 3 pin fan connector and it wouldnt turn on anymore. I just realy hope they wont find out what i did and drop the warrenty :(

(Aug 22 '12 at 08:26) MastaGlazyy MastaGlazyy's gravatar image

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

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Well i just went to my local computer store and he said i put the computer together real nice and i build it perfectly, he said that whats probably dead is the motherboard because he took out the processor and there were no signs of burning or anything.

And no i couldnt have bought a gaming pc for 200$, im a hardcore gamer not a casual so i need a good rig. And i actualy didnt buy a kit, i put the parts together myself and have them assemble it would have been pretty expensive, it says so on their website and my local store where the computer is right now said i did a great job assembling it. He also said me assembling this didnt cause the problem and that the problem was probably already there since the start because of all the problems i desribed.

The store also said that what i did couldnt have blown up the cpu unless the power supply was faulty from the start wich it probably was. He thinks that the motherboard or the powersupply is what is broken, he will check and call me about it as soon as he possible could.

He said that there isnt realy any visible damage so that i should send the broken parts back and tell them i just put it together and it wont turn on.

Im going to wait now till the store calls and tell me what is broken and what not. It sounds harsh but i realy hope my motherboard and/or powersupply is what is broken and not the processor because that thing was expensive, and i can get a powersupply and motherboard for pretty cheap.

But what you said about buying a gaming pc for 200$ is kind of rediculous, and dell is even worse, i heard they dont allow putting in new parts by myself.

there is NO way a 200$ gaming pc can run starcraft 2 or battlefield 3 or sleeping dogs or the new Grand theft auto 5 that is coming out.

The graphics card alone was 200$ so yeah :)

(Aug 22 '12 at 11:04) MastaGlazyy MastaGlazyy's gravatar image

so basically they told you nothing :)

I never said you could have got a gaming computer for $200 I said $200 more you could have gotten a mid range from HP or dell for $200 more then you spent meaning wait and for $900 got one built not a kit full of low cost low rate parts.

but thats me

the fact the computer store told you what they did told me they didnt want to be bothered for free to look at anything really had they took a bit closer look they or brought out a tester they could have told you ina seconds if the PS was good and just a glace they could have spotted a dead resistor capacitor and such on the mother board..

without putting another dollar in this it will be tough to find help if you go around telling people you spent all your money they know they stand little chance of making a nickle on helping restore the machine ..

(Aug 22 '12 at 11:13) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

what you got from this was experance lots of it ,not just from building the computer but in many other areas as well you could say you got the education that $700 could buy you ..

I know in ways that seems hard but in reality its the one thing no one can take from you :)

(Aug 22 '12 at 11:17) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

i would say talk to the parents see if they will front $$ for repair at best you need power supply they are not that much really worst you need a mother board that a little harder to take but most mother boards for the price come with most everything on board which means you replace or have spare parts if something else goes wrong ..

if you have all that wrong there is a good chance you will find the hard drive has been hit to one degree or the other as well it may be ok for the short term but sooner then later the issues will show up could show up in that too ..

(Aug 22 '12 at 11:21) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

Also if you have OEM windows 7, replacing the mobo will make windows fail to boot properly...

(Aug 22 '12 at 14:29) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image

@Jadtechnic, I know for 900 i could have had a prebuild pc but i wanted a custom build one, and my old pc broke so i needed a new one. And the store wasnt trying to take money from me, i know the owner, he was very busy and its not a big store its VERY small, its probably smaller than your living room. He wanted to keep the computer to check everything out on what was and what wasnt broken. And my parents already said that if i need a new motherboard or power supply they will buy me one. He said that the processor shouldnt have been killed by this because its protected to things like this.

@pjob797, i have a normal Ultimate version, not a OEM version :) and even if i had, i dont mind wiping the HDD clean and reinstalling windows, there wasnt anything on there anyways but alot of games :P

(Aug 23 '12 at 22:59) MastaGlazyy MastaGlazyy's gravatar image
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