I hope this doesnít mean new mobo. Any and all advice appreciated.
I have recently moved to a new case and all is working fine except my two top exhaust fans. The one was spinning and leds were very dim and the other needed a nudge before spinning and leds also dim.
Both fans have a 2 pin led extension cable which originally was not plugged into anything.
This evening I plugged the 2 pin led cables into a molex to 4x 2 pin adapter.
The adapter currently has 2 other fans plugged into it, occupying 2 out of the four adapters. Those fans work perfectly.
The fan power of the fans in question are plugged into sysfan 2 and 3 on mobo.
Plugged power back into pc flipped power switch and when turning on I smelt burning plastic right away and flipped power switch off.
The smell was coming from, what looks like a burnt out or fused small Image1508884493.720446.jpg
chip on the bottom right hand corner of z97 gaming 5 mobo, between the usb mobo port and the sysfan 2 port.
I have attached pics and if you need me to clarify let me know. I am to scared to turn pc on what do I do? I hope I donít have to get new board. New ram and cpu will have to be bought Aswell then.