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lost video screen on power on

I have a computer that was working fine with Win XP. I decided to install a larger HD from another computer that had Win ME. On changing the HD the cdrom wouldn't work so I decided to refomat the HD. After many trys with different sytems boot and startup disks the format would not complete with the message corrupt .cab file. I decided the set the bios to cdrom boot and use the Win XP disk to try to correct or overwrite the problem. On rebooting the video screen went black. I tried putting the orginal HD back in also tried to clear cmos and disconnect all the drives still no screen. The MB is FIC VC11, HD maxtor mod.92720u8,512 pc100 ram. Any ideas or did I destroy the MB.

Thanks,
rlbue

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My vic11...

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Thank You

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I checked over the MB and didn't find any visable evidence but what happened is as described. I had the same thing happen to a Soyo SY-6BA133 and after reading the article I inspected it and found 2 caps side by side ruptured and burned though the board and burned the case about the size of a quarter.

Thanks,
rlbue

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