Wrong polarity

Acer Aspire 5310 ac adapter - 19v - 90w...
June 24, 2010 at 02:14:35
Specs: Windows XP
I was working on a proyect with a bunch of pepople. everyone was working with their own laptop. my battery was dying so I pluged the chord in my laptop but i didn´t noticed that it wasn´t my laptop´s power chord. long story short, I fried my mobo with a wrong polarity ac adapter.

the question is: are my processor and/or all the other devices attached to the mobo done for?


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June 24, 2010 at 02:46:35
Likely, yes.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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June 24, 2010 at 17:13:22
Fried? How do you know you fried it? Was there Smoke and Fire (ugh - coooool) ?

Have you tried your original AC Adapter in your laptop? Worky...'er no?

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June 24, 2010 at 19:01:12
I guess it fried because it did smell like fried electronic components...
And yes, I tried with te original one and it didn´t work.

Something that might be useful is the fact that the hard drive wasn´t damaged because I was able to recover the info from it...

I wan´t to know if the processor and devices could be harvested from the fried mobo and placed into a new one...I don´t wanna waste my money! XD.
Thanx for the help guys

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June 25, 2010 at 07:15:01
Well, it's possible that the devices can be harvested and replaced into the new MB, only one way to test that though without an expensive set of Lab testing equipment. Slap old devices into a new/used MB, see if they work.

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June 25, 2010 at 14:34:39
Thanks, I´ll try that. Can it be done in any kind of mobo? I´ll ask around.

Thank you very much.
Beware of moments of stupidity! XD

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June 25, 2010 at 16:43:44
ANY kind of MB? No. Only MB's that support your type of devices.

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