So last night our new puppy decided my camera cord that was plugged into the USB port looked rather tasty. My boyfriend was on the computer when suddenly it stopped. Mouse, keyboard, everything just didn't work. Obviously he found the cable the dog ate and pulled it out. Tried to restart. Everything still has power, the fans in the tower work and all that jazz, the lights on the front come on, so he figures the motherboard got fried. So what I was wondering was, 1) Could the usb cord actually fry the motherboard, 2) if it can, could anything else be damaged, and 3) if I can just buy a new motherboard and plug it in and have it work.
Obviously I'm not super technical, ecspecially with hardware, and i'm not even 100% you can answer without seeing it. But i figured I'd ask for a better understanding of my situation before I call our computer friend over.
Thanks for any help you have.