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Unfortunately, that was not the path that the shock took.
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The motherboard helpfully included a D-Bracket diagnostic feature with indicator lhts to indicate precisely where in the boot process things were going pear-shaped.
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After the shock, it consistently halted at "Early Chipset Initialization." The manual stated that a bad CPU would not get past "System Power ON." Death by ESD delivered via USB ports was a common problem with the i865 chipset.
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If I re correctly, that capacitor had a hint of corrosion on it when the PSU was new, but it was not so obvious a problem as to cause this naïve consumer to return it immediately.
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