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Burnt 4 pin 12v ATX connector on mobo

Q: Burnt 4 pin 12v ATX connector on mobo

Im working wth a computer that lost its power supply. Specs are not needed, my question is very general. Helping troubleshoot via telephone.

Bestbuy brand power supply died. Owner replaced it with a Thermaltake PSU. The system shuts off after heavy usage like gaming and stuff.
Visual inspection shows that the 4 pin ATX connector socket on the mobo next to the CPU has some melted plastic inside it, so the new PSU connector doesnt fit snug.
If the connector is held down with tape, it will stay on longer, but eventually shuts off again.

I was wondering if I could clean the plastic off, or just get a 8" 4 pin extension cable, plug the female end into the new PSU, cut off the male end and solder it to the mobo.
I know that I will have to be careful and make sure nothing will short out. Just wondering if that would be a solid fix or not? Thats the only visible damage. Thanks in advance!

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A: Burnt 4 pin 12v ATX connector on mobo

Only if you are experienced, and very good at soldering.
There should be a way of using that extension cable by slightly compressing the socket... and I do mean slightly, just to make the fit more firm.
If you have access to a womans power sander or file that many women use to repair and polish their nails, you might be able to clean up the posts in a way that would be helpful.
As you are aware, be very careful to avoid putting pressure on those posts because the motherboard is very fragile and any pressure offers the risk of damaging the contact between those posts and the board, and that will be extremely difficult to fix...

Be sure to use very good lighting and perhaps a magnifying glass to be sure it is not already damaged.

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This morning the wife reported her computer was rebooting itself automatically. By the time I got to it, it was in BIOS saying something about the CPU not performing properly. I made sure it was at default frequency (1666 MHz) and rebooted. Sometimes I got into Windows without rebooting, sometimes not. CPU temp was about 65C, chassis 39C. No alarms. I honestly don't know what it normally has been running at. I opened things up and played around a bit and noticed that 1 of the 2 fans on the PSU, the interior "intake" fan, was not turning at all. I checked everything out some more (chassis fans, etc) and restarted. It ran pretty well for a while, rebooted once, and then ran perfectly fine (as my MP3 server) for the rest of the day. Tonight after work I pulled everything out to investigate. I could not get the power plug to easily pull out of the motherboard, and upon further inspection noticed some dark discoloring. I finally got it to lift slightly, and could see that a few pins looked rusted or burnt. I sprayed a tiny bit of wd40 and got the adapter loose.

Have a look see. Something definitely spiked - any/all the pins that are hot (4 red wires) appear burnt.

Obviously between that and the dead fan, it's time to scrap this PSU. My question is what I should do with the mobo, and what should I expect from it now? The machine ran fine all day (maybe several?) like this - so as far as I know all components are totally fine. Is it possible to replace the ... Read more

A:ATX power connector appears BURNT

If you don't already have some. Buy some surge protectors.

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My system upon Start up burnt out.
we had no Spikes or power outages in my area during the day. i did not have a PSU installed and this may have led to the problem. when i started my computer the mother board simply burnt out. when i connected the power supply the blue LED came on to tell me that the board was getting power and when i pressed the power button the LED's in my fans flashed and stoped. Then i knowticed an orange LED turned on after the power up failed. Also i smelled burning like electrical burning..... anyone gots any ideas before i submit my RMA.

^ i gots a EVGA nForce 680i SE SLI 775 TR Version

A:I think my mobo burnt out...Advice?

DCBNSB said:

My system upon Start up burnt out.
we had no Spikes or power outages in my area during the day. i did not have a PSU installed and this may have led to the problem. when i started my computer the mother board simply burnt out. when i connected the power supply the blue LED came on to tell me that the board was getting power and when i pressed the power button the LED's in my fans flashed and stoped. Then i knowticed an orange LED turned on after the power up failed. Also i smelled burning like electrical burning..... anyone gots any ideas before i submit my RMA.

^ i gots a EVGA nForce 680i SE SLI 775 TR Version
122-CK-NF63-TRClick to expand...

Try a new PSU I think that maybe your issue.

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My wife's computer - spec build: MoBo MSI A55M-P33 /N1996 / MS 7786 v.1.0. I found a MoBo description (on internet) which says it has a FDD connection. I think I've looked everywhere but haven't found it. Is it there or not?

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How does one tell if their mobo has a 20 or 24 pin power connector (short of opening up the case and looking)?

EMachines T3508 Desktop

Intel Celeron D Processor 356 3.33GHz
533 MHz FSB | 512 KB L2 Cache
300 watt PSU

A:Mobo And PSU: Connector

You really just need to pop the side of the case off and look, unless you know the brand name and model number of your motherboard and can look it up on the manufacturer's website.

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Hello everyone! Happy New Year!!

I am trying to replace the standard 300 watt power supply in my HP m7350n computer. It looks like I can handle it, except I am worried about the 24 pin connector that attaches to the motherboard (P5LP-LE). I don't want to break anything, and it doesn't want to release when I press on it and try pulling. I am tempted to use a tiny screwdriver, but that feels like a bad move.

Any hints?

The new 430 watt supply has a 20 plus 4 connector. This just attaches like the 24 pin connector but in two parts (right?)

Thanks, Gordon

A:Release 24 pin ATX connector from mobo

Yes just break away the 4 extra pins, using anything you have

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Hi guys. I just received a PC a bought online. The motherboard is a "ASUS 1155 P8H61-M". The thing is that I ordered an extra fan apart with the one that comes with the case, and the thing is that this extra fan they gave me has a 3-pin female connector (see first image).
My motherboard only has 1 male 3-pin connector, and its reserved for the cpu fan. It also
has 1 male 4-pin connector but its occupied but the fan that comes with the case...
There is a weird series of 7 pin connectors in which my fan connector would fit, but I'm not sure if those are meant for fans 'cause to those 7-pin connectors my HDMI audio and USB connectors are connected....

My psu has no 3-pin male connectors, just more female 3-pin ones or some weird 4-big pin ones (see second pic).... what should I do?? Is there some kind of attachment I need to buy?

A:can't connect 3-pin fan connector to mobo

sorry not 7-pin connectors.. they have 9 pins

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System Specs:
p4 3.0 prescott core
gigabyte socket 478 mobo
radeon 9800 pro (Sapphire)
dual 1gb rosewill mem. (2x512)
Compusa 500 watt power supply

Well let me start from the beginning. A few weeks ago my computer started to shut off while I was playing counterstrike 1.6. I checked my temps and they were well below the threshhold. Maybe about 65 C. So I figured it might have something to do with the graphics card being that i wasnt getting any problems outside of the game. I uninstalled the driver software and it gave me a couple errors. "Zero Display Service" error. I spoke with a friend and they told me to use nasty file remover, while booted in safe mode, to remove all the files. By this time I had cancelled windows "adding new hardware" thing, and clicked on the updated drivers I had downloaded from ATI. During setup i recieved two errors. One was an "INF Error : display driver not found" then "Setup could not complete, try installing thye standard VGA driver before beginning setup." Well the only other thing I could do was install using the disc that came with my card. This too gave me an the "Zero display Error" but it still completed the installation. This did not fix my computer shutting off problem. After cleaning out my computer and checking all the connections, and disconnecting and reconnecting I finally got the driver installation to not give me an error. I'm not sure how I did it, I used the cd, but for so... Read more

A:Melted 4 pin connector (mobo-ps)

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I bought a Startech hot swap tray for my 5.25 bay and it installed with no problem,but I have a 2pin connector for the LED and I do not know where to plug it in at. Also do I need to plug it in? I have a EVGA 680iLT mobo if that helps. I do not see anything in the mannua.l

A:Plug 2 pin connector on MoBo

Can you provide a picture of the 2pin plug. It would help greatly.

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hey all im really desperate with this. so i hope this doesnt be in wrong subforum.

well i recently cant get my computer booting. apparently because of the 4-pin mobo connector. im not sure whether its the mobo part loosen, or the power supply itself.

so after playing with the cables and such, my computer working. but its been twice from just now it freezes, (because of loosen 4-pin mobo).

so im confused, and worried, what to do in order to make the computer stable again? must i check the cable jack or....


A:Mobo 4-pin connector going nuts

The 4-pin CPU power connector is supposed to snap in and lock... Did the locking lever break off, or is the whole connector loose?

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I've got a Premio mobo. a 212J, that has an unusual board socket for the power supply.
It's a white plastic socket with the internal pins.(2 banks)
A scan of this board can be seen at:

This is probably a real newbie question but I've never seen a power socket like it.
Thanx in advance.

A:mobo power connector???

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Hi, I am tying to sort a PC for a friend. The PSU appears to be fried, so swapped that for a spare one. The spare provides power to the mobo in that the on board LED lights up, AGP powered fan spins up, as does the CPU fan and the case fan. However this is as far as I get, the is no video output. I am wondering if the mobo is fried too. One other thought is that the 20 pin connector on the original PSU contains 20 cables, whereas on newer PSUs there are only 19. Could it be that as the PC was built with a PSU which provided 20 cables into the 20 pin connector that a 20 pin connector fron a newer PSU which only contains 19 cables might not work? Sorry if this is a bit garbled.

A:Mobo power connector

partofthechaos said:

Hi, I am tying to sort a PC for a friend. The PSU appears to be fried, so swapped that for a spare one. The spare provides power to the mobo in that the on board LED lights up, AGP powered fan spins up, as does the CPU fan and the case fan. However this is as far as I get, the is no video output. I am wondering if the mobo is fried too. One other thought is that the 20 pin connector on the original PSU contains 20 cables, whereas on newer PSUs there are only 19. Could it be that as the PC was built with a PSU which provided 20 cables into the 20 pin connector that a 20 pin connector fron a newer PSU which only contains 19 cables might not work? Sorry if this is a bit garbled.Click to expand...

what mobo is it? does it have an additional 4 pin power connector? or an additional 8 pin power connector?

The more specs you can provide the better.

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I have a MSI Z170A Mobo. It comes with an on board RGB connector. I currently have two RGB Fans connected and working properly.

My question is how many more can it handle. I want to expand to 6 fans all RGB connected in series

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Title says it all pretty much, I'm getting my computer in about 30 or so days and my case has 3 fans on it and my motherboard only has one case fan connector, what can I do besides buying a more expensive motherboard?

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647

Any help or advice is appreciated, this is my first build so I'm just trying to figure these things out lol.

A:3 fans 1 connector on mobo, what do i do?

The fans on that case look to have the 5 pin molex connectors . . you can use them instaead of the 3 pin motherboard connector

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Hi, i have a http://www.fic.com.tw/product/motherboard/INTEL/VG33.aspx and i dont know where the case connector plugs go (power on, h.d.d led, speakers) I dont have any manuals or cd's, just the mobo.

A:Need to know where case connector plugs go on new mobo.

Go HERE and download the manual.

Regards Howard

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My motherboard is a model Ms-6330 Ver: 2.1 (Microstar) but it also has the gateway part number 2512595. I am currently relocating this motherboard to a brand new case that I just bought and I ran into a problem. The front panel connectors (power switch, led, hdd led, etc) go onto the motherboard in a certain area where there are 15 pins. Unfortunately I have no idea which connectors connect to which pins. Can someone help me? (Maybe someone with the same motherboard/problem). All I need is a way to identify the pins and make sure I don't like accidently fry my motherboard. Thanks a lot! -Andrew C.

A:Front Panel Connector on Mobo

For starters, have you checked your manual? Also, look on the m/b...in really tiny abbreviated letters you should be able to see where these go (you may see "pw switch"...."HDD ACT"........i know when i was installing my connectors, i got most of them wrong..but dont worry..no frying of the motherboard.....if the connector is in the right place but no light from the LED..try reversing the cable........the easiest cables to place are the pw switch and the reset..as you can test these easily....good luck

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I've wanted to know the difference in useing ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector. my mobo and psu both support ATX and ATX 12V. standard atx i kow has been around for awhile. so what the difference?

A:Solved: Mobo Power connector

1.2. Key Changes for ATX12V Version 2.0 and later as Compared with ATX and Pervious Versions of ATX12V Power Supply

This section briefly summarizes the major changes made to this document that now defines ATX12V power supply. With the move to 12V voltage regulators for the processor, ATX guidelines for 5V as main power are no longer provided.

1.2.1. Increased +12 VDC output capability
System components that use 12V are continuing to increase in power. In cases where expected current requirements is greater than 18A a second 12 V rail should be made available. ATX12V power supplies should be designed to accommodate these increased +12 VDC currents.

1.2.2. Minimum Efficiency
Minimum measured efficiency is required to be 70% at full and typical (~50%) load and 60% at light (~20%) load. New recommended guidance has been added to provide direction for future requirements.

† 2.03 is the current version of the ATX Specification as of this writing. Future references to the ATX Specification in this document imply version 2.03 or later, as applicable. ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide 8

1.2.3. Main Power Connector:
The 2 x 10 main power connector has been replaced by a 2 x 12 connector. This was made to support 75 watt PCI Express*requirements. Pinout assignments are based on the SSI recommendation.

With the added 12V, 5V, and 3.3V pins the need for an Aux Power connector is no longer needed and the guidance for this connector has been removed.

1.2.4. Separate current limit for... Read more

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Okay I've searched up and down the web and can't find anything about this connector.

First off this is a 300-watt Compaq PSU from a Presario 7000 Desktop.

This Compaq computer won't power up. When I installed a standard ATX-12 PSU, the green light on the mobo came on but because most ATX-12 PSU's don't come with this very proprietary connector the computer failed to boot up. The CPU fan didn't even twitch. But the mobo green light AND the PWR LED on the front of the case lit up. Neither lights came on with the original Compaq PSU.

This connector is white and labeled "P8" and is a 6-conductor white plug. The overall size is similar to the power connectors you plug into your hard drive and other IDE devices. It looks like an oversized floppy drive connector. The wiring colors are: Red, Orange, Orange, Black, Black, Black.

I've traced the wires and here's where they go to the PSU's circuit board:

Red - connects to the same red lead on the IDE power connectors
Orange - connects to the same orange leads on the main power (mobo) connector
Black - connects to what looks like the PSU's chassis ground.

It looks pretty straight forward and I could probably modify a standard ATX-12 PSU to a Compaq PSU by snipping off this 6-conductor plug and splicing into a generic PSU's standard wiring.

But before I attempt this, is there anyone out there that knows the pin configuration on a standard/g... Read more

A:Compaq PSU 6-pin connector plugs onto Mobo near IDE

This link may be of some use to you possibly.

If not, i have opened up and rewired many psu's.


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I have a connector on my mobo for USB 2.0, It lists 2 pairs of pins like
5V, 7-, 7+, GND and 5V, 8-, 8+, GND

Then it shows a single pin at the end of the connector labeled NC.

One my USB from panel connector I have 2 sockets matching the 2 pair of pins on the mobo USB connector. Then there is a single wire in the same bundle from the fron panel USB socket with the 2 connectors that is labeled GND. Does the single wire from teh front panel socket that is labeled GNDgo on the mobo pin labled NC?


A:Pinout label on USB mobo connector

I believe that the label NC stands for No Connection.

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I have a hiper modular psu, and the asus A8N-Sli premium mobo, in the antec p180 case, for anyone who has a similar set up (or has just used that case in fact) has probably noticed getting the 12v 4 pin atx connector from the psu (in bottom left hand corner) to the ATX slot (in my case the top left hand corner), is kindof hard unless you have a rather long cable (espesically as with the case layout you have to slide it through pretty much the middle of the case). Anyway this wasnt really a problem for me until I bought a new sound card and the fact that the cable is tought across all my spare pci slots is suddenly rather annoying, basically I either need to extend the original cable, convert a molex into the 4pin 12v ATx cable, or buy a whole new cable thats a bit longer (as the PSU's modular). Feedback on how to do either of these (or which is best) would be greatly appreciated (even just a website to buy the parts from would be great as I can't find one anywere) as having a soundcard sitting on my desk is rather annoying, to think i could be fragging in surround sound

A:4 Pin 12V atx connector to mobo isnt long enough

I'd go with an extenstion since all you need is a little more slack.

Found one at this UK site Maplin.co.uk
I don't know where you're posting from, but there's likely to be a retailer that has a similar item near you.

EDIT: Doh, just noticed they're out of stock.
Lots of extentions here: performance-pcs.com

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Hi everyone. Ive just finished plugging my power led, hdd led and pc speaker into my motherboard. The only thing i have to plug in now is the reset switch but i dont know where it goes. Does anyone know where it plugs into? My motherboard is a DCS 370VB.

A:Cant find reset switch connector on mobo.

It shows up nowhere in the manual ? Generally it is quite close to the set of pins to which you plug the HDD led, speaker, etc.

ps. searching for your motherboard on Google doesn't yield much results so I can't seem to find a digital manual for it.

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Hi, I researched this board and found two other posts documenting this issue:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51s-sata-ribbon-attachment-FAIL-NO-FIX/...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51s-sata-HDD-cable-FRU-dislodged/m-p/40... Interestingly enough, this seems to be a problem to at least two other people during the month of March 2018. I have this same problem. My p51s just all of a sudden stopped detecting the storage drive. I opened the case to find that the SATA connector wasn't even connected to the motherboard. The connector that should hold the sata cable is just completely detached. And the piece that was within that connector is out of place as well. Please reference this photo (NOT MY PHOTO -- not taken by me, credit:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Upgrade-ThinkPad-T570-from-SATA-HDD-to-M...):  This person's laptop seems to have a strong solder, which I don't believe mine did. Please advise how I can get this repaired, get a new computer, or just give me my money back. I've used Lenovo for ~10 years and have never had problems like this. I need this computer to work.

A:p51s sata mobo connector is broken

+ picture of connector parts, detached

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does anyone know or have a good reliable psu (550w or so) with a native 24pin mobo connector. im gonna get this dfi lan party mobo and its highly recommended to have a 24pin and not a 20 with an adapter so ive been looking around but all i can find are the adapter ones and really expensive ones. im looking to drop at most $150. much thanks as always.

also needs to be pcie compatible and sli and sata and other goodies

planning on putting in a evga 7800gtx KO if newegg ever gets it back in stock.

A:good psu with a native 24pin mobo connector

Newegg list of SLI PSU's

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I'm having a problem with the Karajan audio connector on my new DFI NF4 Ultra D mobo.

I just finished putting together my new PC last night, and I've got Windows loaded and all of that good stuff.

But I'm having some audio problems.

My computer is not even recognizing any sort of audio output device.

The motherboard on-board sound piece is actually a separate piece that you connect to the board.

I have it connected well. I went back and made sure it was on good, and I installed the drivers and such, but I still can't seem to figure out what the problem is.

Karajan makes the audio piece, and I did a bit of Googling and I came across a guy on some other forum who was having the same problem, but he never mentioned how or even if he got it working.

Does anybody have any suggestions?

A:I'm having a problem with the Karajan audio connector on my new DFI NF4 Ulta D mobo.

From here - http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=67098

"I had a similar problem (no sound output) and the way I fixed it was that I had the front case jumpers connected incorrectly and when I connected them correctly, it fixed the problem."

"I pulled them all off and swapped the front output from Line_Output_Front on the Karajan module to Line_Output and now everything works"

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Is it possible to determine the "computer name" of the computer which was used to burn data into a cd/dvd?

For example, i burnt some FLV files into a blank CD using a computer which has a computer name "my_pc". Will the CD tell me by itself that it was the computer "my_pc" that did the burning?
and how..
show me pls

thank you very much

extra info=I'm using xp and vista)

A:Burnt CD_which computer burnt it?

Simply, no. Each disk is uniquely identified by a serial number, but you can only link back to the PC/writing application if you make a note of this number at the time of burning.



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I am confused whether or not the antenna or cable will screw onto my wireless adapter card.

My wireless Adapter card has a SMA connector on it with the screw wedges on the outside rather than inside with a pin in the middle.

Heres a photo of a similar SMA connector - http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/thumb/9/90/200px-Gniazdo_RPSMA.jpg

The brand of the network adapter is the same as the brand of the antenna they are both D Link so youd think they would fit.
will the antenna or cable screw onto that?

thanks, jordan

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A:Fans with molex connector and pin connector

The 3pin connectors are to plug directly in to the motherboard......if your motherboard does not have the 3pin connectors then plug the molex into the power supply

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A:Difference between 40 pin LCD connector and 40 TTL connector

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My question is. Can I use a DVI to VGA adaptor and hook both monitors to the new video card and do away with the T cable?

Thanks Bill

A:Can I change from a EVC connector to a VGA connector?

Most definitely. You can down convert form DVI to VGA, but not the other way around (inexpensively, anyway)

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A:Burnt DVD but nothing on DVD

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Hi folks,

I've just had the misfortune to suffer a burn out on Maxtor 250Gb SATA drive, on closer inspection it seems the 'smooth' chip has self combusted.

What are the chances of getting a replacement PCB for this drive, where from, how much in £sterling approx?
Model 7y250m00612p
written on the pcb is - Calypso /PII /Therm
if that measn anything to anyone.

I understand that I should replace the pcb with the exact same version, is that correct?

Advice and suggestions are very much welcomed on this matter.

Im in the UK

A:Burnt out HDD PCB

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A:U all MUST be BURNT out........

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A:Burnt CD on WMP

Are you using WMP 11 or an earlier version. Only WMP 11 can burn audio CD's I think. The option to choose audio CD is under the burn menu. Click on the arrow under the burn menu and choose audio rather than data. That will convert the songs to WAV and burn an audio CD that will play on any normal CD player.

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A:Something serious or something burnt or.. ?

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A:burnt dvd

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While trying to determine if I had a bad cpu or motherboard, I pulled my processor(athlon xp 2400) and stuck in another pc. The fan was a pain to get off so I figured I would not put it back on, just see if the pc boots with this processor.

I guess that was not too smart as I could smell something funny, kind of like burnt money

The little square on top look kind of fried also so I guess if it wasn't bad before, it surely is now.

So intel cpus will shut them selves off if the fan dies or something right?
But on an Amd, apparently even a few seconds will fry the chip, is that correct?


A:burnt my cpu....

Sorry to hear that....

Yes, Intel P4's will automatically slow down to a speed where the temperature is OK, older Pentiums will shut off. AMD doesn't have this technology, however, so it's up to the motherboard manufacturers to implement something, but they can't make it good enough so that it will run without a heatsink...

And yes, that processor is now dead, and if the die (the little black square) is messed up, there's no chance of recovering it.

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For a week or so ive been running my old amd processor cos i thought id burnt my other one out. But now im not so sure because there are no burn marks on the chip. I thought it had burnt because there are small black lines on the top of the cpu, where it says L1, L2, L3 etc. Ive just looked at some amd cpu images on google and these marks are on the cpu's so im guessing they come like that.

If i decide to test the cpu what will happen if it is damaged? could it damage the rest of the hardware or just not boot?


A:Burnt cpu?

If your system wont boot with your cpu, but will with your old one, then it`s odds on that your cpu is fried.

You can`t always tell from looking at the cpu.

Regards Howard :grinthumb

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I was experiencing what I thought were random reboots but were actually ones caused by high CPU temperatures. By the time I had installed the software to monitor the temp., it was at 80C+. I don't know whether I had overclocked my CPU too much,the fan was laden with dust, or if it was purely prolonged exposure to the heat that killed it, but when I saw the 80C+ I immediatley lowered the MHz, it's stange as i've never before had problems. I experienced these reboots in two different scenarios one was that i'd be gaming and I suppose due to my carelessness the CPU got too hot and restarted, the other was when I clicked a html form button (eg. the google search button, or a button in a forum) but this was corrected when I stopped using Mozilla and IE at the same times.

When I lowered my MHz down to about 1600 from 1800 and clicked apply my monitor went blank and I assumed that it was rebooting, however it was blank for a prolonged amount of time and then finally shut down, for good. I checked to see if wires,plugs or any other hardware, cards or ribbon cables inside my computer had come loose. While doing so I smelt what I thought was melted plastic, I removed my heatsink to reveal my CPU it doesn't look "burnt out" at all, how do I know for sure. I can post images if needed and I have a AMD Athlon XP 2200+.

Also, as overheating has happened several times to me I would like some tips on how to counter heat inside the machine.

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A:CPU burnt out?

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OK here is my problem hopefully someone can help me out.

I bought a new motherboard a GA-7VAXP and a new chip AMD Atholon 2200 and some new PC2700 ram I put it all in my case and it was running sweet! then my friend tried running a 3d benchmark test and the thing went dead the whole computer lost power and everytime you went to turn it on the light on the motherboard would come on but nothing else.

anyways we replaced the power supply but this didnt fix the problem! I then figured out that if i unhook the hard drive it would start up so I replaced the hard drive and its started to work again! and everything was great!

Then yesterday I thought I would put in my old powersupply because it was 300w compaired to the 250 i replaced it with after doing this i plug in the power and turn it on and there was a spark from the bottom of the hard drive and smoke started coming from it! I turn off everything and took out that hard drive and replaced it once again with another one and replaced the power supply but it now wont start at all and the cooling fan for the cpu wont spin up unless i help it! my question is how do I find out what if any of the motherboard, CPU or Memory might be bad or all? what type of test can i do? I dont see any burn marks or smell anything off of the board or cpu but i dont know if there could be somthing else? or should i just try to return everything and get new stuff?

A:I think i burnt it up!

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I bought a new AMD Duron 1.2Ghx processor and correct motherboard to support it.

After being told in the store that everything I wanted to buy was out of stock, and so as usual had to pay more than expected. By the time he told me I needed to spend another £15 ($20) on a fan I told him where to go!

As a result, my old fan wasn't strong enough and so the CPU has appeared to have burnt out.

What I need to know, is that is it usual for a CPU to burn out within seconds if it doesn't have sufficient coolent. I have now bought a new fan, and will buy a replacement CPU, but need to be sure it was the fan that caused it to die!

Please help!


A:CPU burnt out - why?

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Many of my CD's that I've burnt (using two different burners) have the same problem. Although they all play fine in my computer, when played on my Sony component player, or in my car, they start of okay but later into each CD, they sound scratchy and skip and such, almost like an old vinyl record, to the point where they have to be taken out of the deck (but again, play fine in the CD-Rom drive). Any reason for this?

A:Burnt Cd Performance

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I just got myself a new graphics card after my old one failed. The new one I got was an "ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB" after changing from an "nVidia GeForce 7800GTX 256MB". Now, after installing new drivers, catalyst control center etc. I thought I could test the card via the "Test Custom Clocks..." in the ATI Overdrive, without overclocking. So I did.

Afterwards, It started smelling a bit burnt, and I felt the PSU and it was hot as heck and it was smelling from the top of the computer where the CD/DVD drive and the PSU are so I figured it was the PSU. On the PSU it says "DC Output: 375w" so I figured it would be enough for this card.

Is there anything wrong? The PC itself is a Dell Dimension 9100 from 2005 with all orginal parts except the GFX card. Any help is appreciated!

If this topic is misplaced, please move it.

A:Smells burnt

i would say you need a new psu

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Hello, Isn't there a way to fix a corrupted CD.
I was reading something or seen an ad about software that fixes corrupted disks or CD. any ideas.

A:Corrupted burnt CD

Try either ISO Buster or CD Roller software. I have used both to recover data from CDs that I thought was lost forever. Check the websites, I am pretty sure they offer limited functionality versions of their software to make sure it will work before you buy it. I personally liked ISO Buster better but both work pretty good.



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Can anyone tell me why I am unable to play some burnt CDs in my car CD Player?. It plays some CD/R but not others, even though the blank CDs are out of the same packet. I cannot understand why some players accept CD-R's and some don't (just like DVD Players), but what is the difference between a original shop brought music CD and a copied one?

I am using Easy CD Creator 4.0 - are there any burning programs that may allow CD-w's to work on my car stereo?

Hope somebody can help



A:Playing Burnt CD's in car

CD-Rs and CD-RWs use different wave lengths in the lasers that read and write them. Whether a player will play them or not depends on the age of the player and the different formats it was built to play. There is nothing you can do to change CD players to play anything other than they were built to play though CD-ROMS on computers can play most types if you have the right program to enable them. Not sure why your player will play some and not others from the same batch. Are you closing them when you record?

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when i burn certain audio albums to a cd certain songs come out all goofed up. the songs play but there is a pulsing sound throughout the song. it is only certain songs on certain albums and it is usually the second have of that particular cd. the best i can explain the sound is like a wa wa wa wa sound. any ideas?

A:burnt cd problems

Hi mate!

The forum rules don't allow answering possible piracy related questions so I can't be more specific since I don't know what are u trying to burn. But my best guess is that the copy protection of your original cds doesn't allow them to be copied properly. I can't help anymore though if that's the case.

Also check if you have overburning enabled in your burning software since it can lead to problems with audio tracks.

If the problems do exist in other burns as well it may be that your drive is getting old.

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