I thought that maybe the mainboard was grounded or that the power sw was dislodged from the panel (but it wasnt). Nonetheless i disconnected everything loosened the motherboard and set it back down (on the spacers) and i built it back together again.
the mainboard still doesnt power on. what i'm wondering is what is wrong here? Is it the cpu or the motherboard thats fried? or is it both?
unfortunately i dont have another socket a board to test the cpu, nor do i have another cpu to test the mainboard. when a mainboard fries or vice versa, does it mean that both are ruined or can it be just one?
this is very important because im trying to find a solution that is very economical. If the cpu is okay then im just going to buy a new mainboard. but if its the cpu, then im going to upgrade his cpu/mobo setup.
Please let me know.