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On board Printer port Blown

By icom ·
I have got a p4 motherboard that has got everything on-board. It a 1.7Gig processor. This is what happened, the printer port just blew from nowhere. What might have caused this? Is it normal for a thing like this to happen. After it blew, the board wasn't even switching on. Is my board cooked or its something else.

I use a lasejet color print HP1100.

Any suggestions on what steps to take? Are there any solutions

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to On board Printer port Blo ...

The most likely explanation is that the printer failed and feed a high Voltage back to the computer taking out the Printer Port and most likely destroying the M'Board & Power Supply at the very least.

If you have Fusion Insurance Cover it might be worth a Claim.


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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

Do both of these questions relate to the same computer?

If they do then the Printer has most likely taken out the M'Board and everything on it.

If you are insured try making a claim for repairs.

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by mjd420nova In reply to On board Printer port Blo ...

You didn't say what kind of port, USB, serial,
or parellel. The printer could have caused
this but not too likely. If the onboard
driver chip has also shorted the power supply
traces at or nearby that chip, the MOBO is toast.
This is not normal, but if this is USB, then
I have encountered these more and more. One
seemed that plugging a cable connected to a
device that draws power from the port (webcam)
they can and have vaporized traces right of
the MOBO.

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by Nilt In reply to On board Printer port Blo ...

Yeah, I had a board of that same age (P4 1.7ish) **** due to a USB that had dust in it. Fried the CPU and RAM as well. I agree it's insurance time if possible. In the case I saw the data on the hard drive was OK, luckily.

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