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Acer monitor kills my PC, what are my chances?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok so here's the story. I bought a graphics card, some ram, a hard drive and ssd, and an i5 2400. It was going to be my little brother's PC. But I needed a monitor. So having had an acer monitor and PC (before I upgraded it) for the past 8 years I thought they made pretty reliable products. So I thought, what the heck I'll get him an Acer monitor. It arrives and I test everything. The PC was already working fine long before the monitor arrived. And still if you switch it on it doesn't short out. It just doesn't work because the motherboard is fried where the HDMI port is. (Spoiler alert). So what happened: We moved the monitor after I was done testing game settings (my brother's a noob, you'll see how much of a noob in a second), we have everything set up in his room. Plug in the PC, plug in the Monitor. I plug in the HDMI cable into the monitor, and my brother being such a noob plugged the HDMI cable into the motherboard (That's a good thing though, because otherwise the GPU would be dead). We have switches for our outlets here in Malaysia. PC, powered. As soon as I flipped the switch for the monitor's power cable, bang! Huge sparks from the monitor and a burning smell from the PC (And the whole apartment is dark). The motherboard is not fully functioning anymore (no post, fans spin like crazy). Monitor doesn't even turn on. I have left both, the monitor and the PC at the acer service center telling them the whole story. My question is: Since the monitor killed my PC's motherboard (keep in mind I tested it, and used it FOR YEARS, the monitor was brand new), can Acer replace the motherboard FOC since the monitor is what killed it?

 

*PS: I had other troubles with the monitor, for instance it was advertised that it had on board speakers, my pc detected them, but they weren't working. The monitor in question is the acer kg251q.


 

 

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- GPU - A BEASTLY MSI 980 

- M/B - I don't really know

- RAM - 1 X 8GB HyperX Fury Forgot What Speed, as the RAM component of the build

- PSU - An okish Cooler Master 650M

- CASE - The Corsair Carbide Spec - 03

- SSD - In my dreams

- HDD - Seagate 500GB HDD

And the moment you have all been waiting for.... The one thing that makes this build really wacky.. Besides the fact that I have an LGA 1155 m/b and cpu.. Is.. that the cpu is a BEASTLY i3 2100

It is no ordinary i3, it is MY i3. NO JOKE ( I AM DEAD SERIOUS) I have overclocked it to a gabilion Ghz and I don't care if you tell me it's impossible, think chuck norris would find it impossible to overclock and i3... I thought so.

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Are you sure it's not the PSU? Seems unlikely to me that your monitor would be the cause of that.

What PSU were you using in the PC at the time?


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CPU: i5 4460

Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-HD3

RAM: 8GB AMD DDR3 1600MHz

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB

Case: In Win Mana 126

Storage: Crucial MX500 250GB

PSU: Corsair CX450M

Monitor: Samsung S24D590L

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, XR6 said:

Are you sure it's not the PSU? Seems unlikely to me that your monitor would be the cause of that.

What PSU were you using in the PC at the time?

The PSU still works fine. The PSU is the one that came with the PC. Also the sparks came from the HDMI cable.


 

 

V The totally not a potatoanator 2000 V

- GPU - A BEASTLY MSI 980 

- M/B - I don't really know

- RAM - 1 X 8GB HyperX Fury Forgot What Speed, as the RAM component of the build

- PSU - An okish Cooler Master 650M

- CASE - The Corsair Carbide Spec - 03

- SSD - In my dreams

- HDD - Seagate 500GB HDD

And the moment you have all been waiting for.... The one thing that makes this build really wacky.. Besides the fact that I have an LGA 1155 m/b and cpu.. Is.. that the cpu is a BEASTLY i3 2100

It is no ordinary i3, it is MY i3. NO JOKE ( I AM DEAD SERIOUS) I have overclocked it to a gabilion Ghz and I don't care if you tell me it's impossible, think chuck norris would find it impossible to overclock and i3... I thought so.

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7 minutes ago, WhatComesAround said:

can Acer replace the motherboard FOC since the monitor is what killed it?

No, they won't, I am not so sure that it was the monitor, but even if it did, they won't replace your motherboard.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, noxdeouroboros said:

No, they won't, I am not so sure that it was the monitor, but even if it did, they won't replace your motherboard.

Ohh well, lets see what comes of all this


 

 

V The totally not a potatoanator 2000 V

- GPU - A BEASTLY MSI 980 

- M/B - I don't really know

- RAM - 1 X 8GB HyperX Fury Forgot What Speed, as the RAM component of the build

- PSU - An okish Cooler Master 650M

- CASE - The Corsair Carbide Spec - 03

- SSD - In my dreams

- HDD - Seagate 500GB HDD

And the moment you have all been waiting for.... The one thing that makes this build really wacky.. Besides the fact that I have an LGA 1155 m/b and cpu.. Is.. that the cpu is a BEASTLY i3 2100

It is no ordinary i3, it is MY i3. NO JOKE ( I AM DEAD SERIOUS) I have overclocked it to a gabilion Ghz and I don't care if you tell me it's impossible, think chuck norris would find it impossible to overclock and i3... I thought so.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, noxdeouroboros said:

I can guarantee that Acer won't replace your motherboard. Nothing too see.

I'm talking about the warranty issue as a whole. Sheesh relax.


 

 

V The totally not a potatoanator 2000 V

- GPU - A BEASTLY MSI 980 

- M/B - I don't really know

- RAM - 1 X 8GB HyperX Fury Forgot What Speed, as the RAM component of the build

- PSU - An okish Cooler Master 650M

- CASE - The Corsair Carbide Spec - 03

- SSD - In my dreams

- HDD - Seagate 500GB HDD

And the moment you have all been waiting for.... The one thing that makes this build really wacky.. Besides the fact that I have an LGA 1155 m/b and cpu.. Is.. that the cpu is a BEASTLY i3 2100

It is no ordinary i3, it is MY i3. NO JOKE ( I AM DEAD SERIOUS) I have overclocked it to a gabilion Ghz and I don't care if you tell me it's impossible, think chuck norris would find it impossible to overclock and i3... I thought so.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, noxdeouroboros said:

I'm relaxed, I was not being salty or whatever. 

Alright. When I said, "Ohh well" that meant "too bad but so what". $35 for a new board isn't a big deal.


 

 

V The totally not a potatoanator 2000 V

- GPU - A BEASTLY MSI 980 

- M/B - I don't really know

- RAM - 1 X 8GB HyperX Fury Forgot What Speed, as the RAM component of the build

- PSU - An okish Cooler Master 650M

- CASE - The Corsair Carbide Spec - 03

- SSD - In my dreams

- HDD - Seagate 500GB HDD

And the moment you have all been waiting for.... The one thing that makes this build really wacky.. Besides the fact that I have an LGA 1155 m/b and cpu.. Is.. that the cpu is a BEASTLY i3 2100

It is no ordinary i3, it is MY i3. NO JOKE ( I AM DEAD SERIOUS) I have overclocked it to a gabilion Ghz and I don't care if you tell me it's impossible, think chuck norris would find it impossible to overclock and i3... I thought so.

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