$450 mistake

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    don't try to plug in a fan whilst the computer is running. :(

    I think my motherboard is ka-put. Thanks to guidance from -Cp, I'm on my way to a better system, however...

    here's the first two pieces:

    CPU P4/3 GHz 800M LGA775 530J RET - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$181.00)
    DDR2 OCZ |1024MB | PC4200 - Retail (Qty=2,Price=$261.06)

    with the mobo he's squaring-me-away-with (thanks, hombre) I'll set the stage for a much faster, more modern (my last system was (gasp!) TWO YEARS old) machine.

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    You plugged a small cooling fan into the computer? While it was on?
     
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    i unplugged the fan to clean it - it was getting noisy...I went to plug it back in and 'spark' and then blackness. :(
     
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    Is that the way they do it in Winchestertonfieldville? :D

    Sorry to hear, bro. But good that you'll be upgrading!
     
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    d'OH!

    Not only turn it off, but make sure you are grounded before messing inside the computer. You can cause all sorts of little problems that you will not see until you suddenly lose all your data.
     

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