I had a bad burnout on a fanless power supply. It went with a big bang and a bit of smoke.
Well, those things can happen but after replacing it with a brand new one the comp still won't post. No signs of life at all. No fans spin, it's seems totally dead. The PS is perfectly fine. I tested it in a different machine. It must be that the faulty PS took some other component(s) with it into its grave. The green LED on the mobo lights up but that's about the only sign of life on this computer.
I called Intel support, went through the check list and they suggested to test the mobo with a different CPU. They said they will not give me a RMA unless I have tested the mobo with another CPU.
My question is, how can I be sure which component was damaged by the PS burnout? Quite honestly I don't want to waste more money by buying another CPU and finally find out that the mobo is dead anyway. Borrowing a CPU from someone else's machine is no option either.
Another question, will a comp not post at all if the CPU is dead? Would not even the fans spin?
any hint is much appreciated