Re: Did I fry my motherboard?
No, when you "fry" a motherboard the LED light doesn't even come on. Often on newer computers if something isn't inserted properly it just won't start instead of going "BEEP BEEP BEEP" like an old computer.
Try clearing all the static. Turn off the backswitch of your power source, unplug it, leave it alone for a little bit. Probably around 5 minutes, then try again.
Oddly enough, a lot of computers develop problems in no relations to the thing you messed up.
IE: Jammed a USB port, now your power source doesn't provide enough power to spin all the fans, etc.
I also learned that if a screw falls on a mother board, is loose or too tight the computer won't turn on. Make sure your board doesn't fall under any of this, too. I had my screw too tight to where the USB connectors are on the motherboard and every time I turned it on, it would say "USB FAILED, COMPUTER TURNING OFF TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE." Released the screw a little and bam.
I hope I can help you in the future. Please feel free to contact me at anytime for IT-related questions.