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Spark on motherboard HELP!


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domyue

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Ok, I did something remarkably dim. I forgot that my laptop power supply was still plugged in and I was using a screwdriver in my laptop. Well as it happens, I slipped and hit the motherboard slightly and a SPARK appeared!! I plugged out my laptop immediately and it seems to boot ok.

But Im so worried I have created a problem that is not showing just yet!! Any advice guys?? :)

Thanks!
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Ok, I did something remarkably dim. I forgot that my laptop power supply was still plugged in and I was using a screwdriver in my laptop. Well as it happens, I slipped and hit the motherboard slightly and a SPARK appeared!! I plugged out my laptop immediately and it seems to boot ok.

But Im so worried I have created a problem that is not showing just yet!! Any advice guys?? :)

Thanks!



You might of possibly caused some damage I just say keep an eye on it if you really need to use the computer. How hard did you scratch the motherboard and did you hit any capacitors or anything? It might of just been from the metal of the screw driver touching different capacitors or different contacts as mobos have many different diodes, capacitors, chips etc..

Just keep an eye on it and do not leave it unattended today IMO but don't worry.
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I didnt scratch the mobo, I just literally tapped it gently. So no physical damage as such. I didnt hit any transistors/capacitors, but I think i touched a square blob (capacitor?)

Its still running ok. I'm actually in process of reintalling windows on it actually. Ahhhh!!
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I didnt scratch the mobo, I just literally tapped it gently. So no physical damage as such. I didnt hit any transistors/capacitors, but I think i touched a square blob (capacitor?)

Its still running ok. I'm actually in process of reintalling windows on it actually. Ahhhh!!



Should be fine but just keep an eye on it as we are not Liable if something was to happen.

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