how i almost fried my pc with an usb cable - or the flat

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how i almost fried my pc with an usb cable - or the flat

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I have 2 usb cables hanging from the back of my pc (ATX box) use them for charging. The back of the box is not completely sealed i.e. there are are holes on the back. I usually park the unplugged part of the cables on the top of the box.

Now one cable (45 cm long usb c) managed to fall from the top of the box to the insides of the pc touching the back of the graphics card motherboard O.o

1. there was smell of plastics
2. funny stripes on the screen
3. unexpected and looping reboots

First i thought that the graphics card is gone. After opening the box and checking for blown capacitors i noticed the saboteur.

This is the first time that happened to me. Pictures might follow.



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