Can A Damaged Motherboard Damage A Hard Drive ?

Discussion in 'CPU, Motherboards and Memory' started by eis3nheim, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. eis3nheim

    eis3nheim Geek Trainee

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    A couple of months ago the voltage regulator on my motherboard exploded on caught fire -not all of them only three- so I asked if it could be fixed and it was and currently it's working fine but sometimes it doesn't start the BIOS, just a black screen and apparently the guy who fixed it removed the burnt regulators and created a short circuit, so my question is can it cause problems to my hard drive.
  2. Wicked Mystic

    Wicked Mystic Big Geek

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    It's possible that damaged motherboard could send too much voltage to HDD and so damage it.
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  3. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    Agreed. It is possible. No good comes when a capacitor dies. If you can handle a soldering iron proficiently, it could be worth your while to switch that puppy out. Otherwise, use your warranty if it's still good, or replace the motherboard.

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