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LuftWulf190
08-23-2005, 12:28 AM
This is comewhat on topic, and I want your guy's opinions thoughts on it.

Stupid question...


Yesterday I was replcing my floppy and IDE cables with rounded ones rather then the tape ones, and I was trying to move the PSU cable outa the way. I messd withthe connector that goes to the MoBo and I did not realize at the time it was clipped in place, well I felt it give alittle but not a lot so I just gently pressed it back down and I got all the cable in. I went back and realized that the PSU cable was clipped, so I unclipped it and removed it to check for any damage, I didn't see any.

But did I mess something up? Things seem to be running fine, but I just wanna make sure. Call me over protective, or a worry wart, but I dun wanna have dis blow up in ma face!

well I cracked my case open agian and I checked afew things, as well as re-aranging my jungle of cables. I checked out the plug and it can wiggle alittle to the left and right, and I tightend afew MoBo screws down, though I had them tight already. I checked out the conector pins and everything looks ok, but I dunno...

What would have happend if I ruined something?

My current voltage values for my PSU right now are,

+12v: 12.096
+5V: 4865
+3.3V: 3.264
Vcore: 1.408

I am sorry for acting like this, but I dunno if I messed anything up and I hope I didn't.

What do you guys tink?

wayno7777
08-23-2005, 12:35 AM
As it's running I'd say no harm done. If it got goofed up, you would have had a dead mobo....

Oilburner_TAW
08-23-2005, 04:53 AM
You would already know if you had screwed something up. Be careful about over-tightening the mobo screws, they are there just to hold it in place (it doesn't need to be tightened down like a wheel!). My suggestion is that since everything is working close the case and leave it all alone.

LuftWulf190
08-23-2005, 09:21 AM
Alright, I decided to leave it alone because I kn ow I am alittle OCD when it comes to things like this, and it has been working.

In a month when I dust out my case I may losen the screw just slightly, and I won't be touching the cables that time.

p1ngu666
08-23-2005, 09:24 AM
if its working, its 99% certain tobe fine. btw u cant put them in the wrong way because its "keyed" or whatever

ClnlSandersLite
08-23-2005, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by p1ngu666:
btw u cant put them in the wrong way because its "keyed" or whatever
Well, you CAN. You just need a hammer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

LuftWulf190
08-23-2005, 03:27 PM
I wasn't worried that I put it in wrong, I thought I damamged either it or the bord when I tried wriggling it out when I was trying to get some room to put the floppy IDE cable in, I guess I only moved it enough for it to pull up alittle and rock to one side. I guess if I had damamged the MoBo either it would have blown up in my face or just plain not worked.


As for a use of a hammer. If you ever have to use a hammer to build or replace parts to your computer, you shouldn't have a hammer in the first place or a computer!

ClnlSandersLite
08-23-2005, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by LuftWulf190:
As for a use of a hammer. If you ever have to use a hammer to build or replace parts to your computer, you shouldn't have a hammer in the first place or a computer!

What about a computerized hammer?

LEBillfish
08-23-2005, 08:06 PM
If after yanking that plug you can put it plugged in and power on in a bath tub full of water and it shorts out, then you'll know it was ok.......If it doesn't short our then you know it was broken.

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ClnlSandersLite
08-23-2005, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
If after yanking that plug you can put it plugged in and power on in a bath tub full of water and it shorts out, then you'll know it was ok.......If it doesn't short our then you know it was broken.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

LOL! That's just like the old witch trials.

If she drowns, she's innocent, if she doesn't, she's a witch. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

LuftWulf190
08-23-2005, 10:57 PM
I went back and took a closer look at things. Remember I'm alittle OCD. I found a flashlight and I checked to see if the PSU MoBo plug site was loose at all, and its in there solid as ice. The give I felt was the slight give that the cable had and the very slight give the MoBo has on the screws since I didn't want to torqe the screws down and mess up the board.

As for a computerized hammer...thats a scary thoguht.

As for the bath tub idea, I dunno if it would work... COuld we use your rig as the test platform to see if your hypothisis is right?

LEBillfish
08-24-2005, 12:30 AM
Originally posted by LuftWulf190:
As for the bath tub idea, I dunno if it would work... COuld we use your rig as the test platform to see if your hypothisis is right?

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ClnlSandersLite
08-24-2005, 04:16 AM
Originally posted by LuftWulf190:
As for a computerized hammer...thats a scary thoguht.
Well, you know what they say, "when all you have is a nail, the whole world looks like a hammer." Or is it the other way around?


Originally posted by LuftWulf190:
As for the bath tub idea, I dunno if it would work...
Actually, that test isn't 100%. You need to make **** sure that the watter is not deionized. Otherwise, it won't be conclusive.

You could find out for sure by first dropping a toaster (plugged in and turned on) that you know works, or some other small household appliance, in the tub first.

From there, proceed with testing...