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Posted · Original PosterOP

I bought this board about a month ago and everything looked fine on it and now I’m taking a closer look at it and there’s something burnt on the bottom of it. I looked back on the original listing pic and it’s there. I’ve been using it just fine and got a stable OC of 4ghz on an i7 960 so it must be non essential. The board is an msi x58a-gd45. I think it may be the connection for the FireWire port and the previous owner plugged in a usb connector on it or something. Any help is appreciated 

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Who's the OEM and what's the model? Firewire did have a tendency to go bang if it was mixed up for a USB header.


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Looks like it might've been a fan header? Kinda resembles one. 


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2 minutes ago, Quinnell said:

Looks like it might've been a fan header? Kinda resembles one. 

Nah, I took a look in the manual and it isn't called out. If it was a fan header it would show here.

 

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Gotcha.  Hmm... Pretty crappy manual design if it doesn't even show that connector.  


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7 minutes ago, aisle9 said:

Firewire did have a tendency to go bang

Firewire made the wires fire?


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Best picture I can find of it.. Still can't quite make out what it is?

 

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I don't think it's a connector, looks like an SMD to me, possibly a fuse (though idk why would there be a fuse at that spot)

 

Maybe someone plugged in HD audio into ac97 header? Or vice versa


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6 minutes ago, Quinnell said:

Looks like it might've been a fan header? Kinda resembles one. 

No. it looks like a chip of somesort.


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1 minute ago, Skipple said:

Best picture I can find of it.. Still can't quite make out what it is?

 

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It’s not a connector as far as I can tell, I think it may be a controller for some kind of port around it

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4 minutes ago, Skipple said:

Nah, I took a look in the manual and it isn't called out. If it was a fan header it would show here.

 

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J1394 is a FireWire connection, so it's probably 

10 minutes ago, aisle9 said:

Who's the OEM and what's the model? Firewire did have a tendency to go bang if it was mixed up for a USB header.

This


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1 minute ago, Moonzy said:

J1394 is a FireWire connection, so it's probably 

Yeah seeing how the chip is right next to the J1394 it's prob the controller for that if I had to make a guess. 


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It has too many pads to be a capacitor (unlike the one above) but a bit too few to be a mosfet (unless 4 pad mosfets are actually a thing) abd let alone anything more complex, hmm

 

I doubt it will outright disable the whole system tho, more likely just losing certain ports.


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17 minutes ago, aisle9 said:

Who's the OEM and what's the model? Firewire did have a tendency to go bang if it was mixed up for a USB header.

Just asked the seller and he said that when he first got the board he made that mistake lol. Let’s hope he didn’t make any other mistakes using this board

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15 minutes ago, Quinnell said:

Gotcha.  Hmm... Pretty crappy manual design if it doesn't even show that connector.  

It's not a connector, it's some sort of diode.


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not sure what that is.

 

but you are probably fine


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Can confirm that this is the Firewire controller.
Had the same Motherboard for a while, firewire worked until at one point, i wanted to plug a USB controller into it and that thing burned down quite fast. Firewire didnt work afterwards anymore. 

So, as long as you dont need firewire, you are good to go :D


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1 hour ago, Enderman said:

It's not a connector, it's some sort of diode.

Ah... Well that makes sense then. 


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5 hours ago, keskparane said:

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2 pads, most likely something without logic (resistor/cap/fuse)

hopefully only that is dmg and nothing else on the upper stream is affected


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It's a fuse, something made it go "Pop".
If you know how to solder you can simply replace it. I would NOT suggest bypassing it, it popped for a reason and if it pops the replacement then you know the board itself has a real problem.

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1 hour ago, Moonzy said:

2 pads, most likely something without logic (resistor/cap/fuse)

hopefully only that is dmg and nothing else on the upper stream is affected

Yeah. my guess is a capacitor


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