Well, I just recently had another one of my stupidity moments. Last time I corrupted the partition tables for my hard drive. Now I've shorted out my motherboard. Time to get a new one anyway. I would've like to use this for spare computer, but I can't get any OS to boot anymore.
I was reconnecting my audio ports to the motherboard, and plugged the second Ground (GND) into the +5 Volt pin on the board. Needless to say, the result was bad. It was worse than I thought. It blew a circuit. Some charred black thing fell off, and the motherboard is scorched.
Well it almost still works good enough. Windows almost loads, but then crashes with a blue screen. I've tried disabling the sound card in the BIOS, to see if it would work. It still crashes.
The motherboard is a KT6V, IFPA standard. http://www.frontx.com/info/au_1gpin.html
Just thought I would share this with you. And see if anybody had any suggestions, beforce I trash the board. (it was a very good motherboard, and I will miss it.)
"Some charred black thing fell off..."
Best quote I've seen in a long time. Sorry about your loss, but charred black things falling off the board usually signal the death knell of a board. Given the relative complexity of motherboards, it isn't usual at all that something (other than a special-purpose IC) failing should take something else with it. Especially if an explosion was involved.
Motherboard tossing is always amusing, but more fun if you've got several brands, though...
C38368;3561159Sorry about your loss, but charred black things falling off the board usually signal the death knell of a board.
Yep. But I just had to keep fiddling with it. I wiped the burnt area down (about the size of the tip of a Q-Tip), and finally got it to boot into both Linux and Windows. I put another sound card in, and all seems well. Aside from the lack of sound from the on-board AC'97...
This board may have life in it yet. Although, I probably should procede with caution...
I've got several boards, but this was the best one. :(
I admire your perseverence! And that of the board... vulneratus non victus!