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Posted 21 January 2013 - 21:22
Posted 21 January 2013 - 21:36
Posted 21 January 2013 - 21:40
So apparently I had built up quite a bit of static electricity when I touched my mouse and it zapped. Normally I wouldn't care too much about that (that hasn't happened before though) but, when that happened, for a split second all my peripherals got disconnected and then reconnected, e.g., unplug the keyboard and then plug it back in. Since my knowledge about things like this is very bad, my question is - has my motherboard been damaged? Can stuff like this damage my motherboard/anything connected to it? If so, how to check that? So far everything seems to be working fine (*knock on wood*) but I'm still kinda paranoid.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 21:46
Posted 22 January 2013 - 23:14
Well, that's exactly what happened. I have a G500 and its scroll wheel is metallic + it's wired as well.
Sounds like a strange situation that all your peripherals would cut out like that. I'm assuming your mouse has some metal on it which triggered you to discharge into it. And then your mouse must be wired, which sent the discharge into the USB port of your PC. It's definitively possible, I guess, but pretty unlucky.
Thank you for the information! I really hope it's like you said and no harm has been done. Either way, my mind is much more calm now. I upgraded recently so anything like this and I'm getting very nervous as I don't feel like spending even more money.
It's simply your usb controller that detected a voltage peak and therefore shut down. That in turn caused all peripherals attached to that controller to become unavailable. You shouldn't worry about it. It's the exact reason why usb controllers have resettable fuses.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:13
To answer your question. As long as everything works, you should be fine. Just be more careful. If you have big issues with being staticy all the time, you can get a dehumidifier and it will pretty much solve the problem. Or find something else metal to discharge yourself with.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:07