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fatjohnny

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:tazz: ;)

I built a budget DVD ripping system for a buddy at work and upon 1st power up I got a nice skanky smell and thought maybe it was just the thermal pad on the Sempron burning in, but in fact the USB header wires were melting and starting to smoke.

The system seems to be giving off a large amount of heat as well (All fans are functional, HS is correctly seated..

I get the "Splash screen" and the option to enter BIOS or view POST, but neither key functions as advertised (DEL and TAB respectively), making it look like the keyboard isn't functioning, however CTRL+ALT+Delete works.

I just had wrist surgery so redoing the mobo install because of the "Case Short" answer I'm afraid I'm going to recieve will be my last action......So please be creative.

I've checked all connections, also the DVD-RW doesn't eject, thinking I have a electrical type problem somewhere.

I've built about 15 systems so I'm psuedo competent, but definetely need a hand here. ;)

EDIT: The board is a Foxconn WinFast K7S741GXMG-6L, powered with a crappy PSU, but I'm running on board video and no PCI cards, so it should be more than sufficient.

Edited by fatjohnny, 25 May 2005 - 08:47 AM.

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In case anybody else is stupid enough to have this problem.......

The solution for me was to correctly install my secondary IDE cable, it was turned the wrong way and was shorting out. God, I hate old, non keyed cables.

Thanks for all your suggestions. :tazz:

Go Pistons.
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