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Psu or mother board dead?

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Ok, my computer is on, i managed to reset the bios to default. Why did this happen?
is my computer going to die now in a couple of days or am I off scott free ?
Everything is working fine. I did notice however that when i was plugging the cord in i jiggled it and heard abit of static and thats when it booted again. Is that a sign that my Power supply is on the verge of dying or something to do with the power cord? Or is it nothing to worry about. Basically what I want to know is, is it worth investing in another power supply now because my one is going to go. Or should I just wait it out.
Also, thanks for all the replys.
When drastic things happen in life, its good to have people to talk to and help you through it :D
Happened to me a couple of time when there was something dodgy going on with the power (workmen down the road hit the power lines). Reset the BIOS, unplug, switch the 0/1 switch on the PSU and then redo everything and it worked fine after that. Dont plug in powered speakers into a keyboard. You might be alright. If you notice any instability, you probably fried something on the MoBo
 

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If it shut off instantly, then something was blown. Look at where the smoke is rising from, that's probably the component that blew ;)

Best of luck, sounds like you're in a pickle!

update, saw your reply,
Ok, my computer is on, i managed to reset the bios to default. Why did this happen?
is my computer going to die now in a couple of days or am I off scott free ?
Everything is working fine. I did notice however that when i was plugging the cord in i jiggled it and heard abit of static and thats when it booted again. Is that a sign that my Power supply is on the verge of dying or something to do with the power cord? Or is it nothing to worry about. Basically what I want to know is, is it worth investing in another power supply now because my one is going to go. Or should I just wait it out.
Also, thanks for all the replys.
When drastic things happen in life, its good to have people to talk to and help you through it :D
Time for a new PSU ASAP, before you blow your MOBO!
It could just be a loose wire, but it it worth the risk? [Rhetorical question]