I decided to connect a 2.5" drive to my PC using an adapter I bought.
However, for some reason, when connecting it briefly I saw a whiff of smoke and a burning smell so naturally I immediately unplugged it. However, ever since the PC will not respond.
The hard drive is OK since I've used it on an USB caddy fine.
Have I damaged the mainboard and/or the CPU ? or is there something easier to check out and possibly fix ?
I haven't connected the 2.5" drive to another PC yet as I'm too concerned it could damage it if there's a fault with it.