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Power surge damaged a PCI slot, will it spread?

Power surge damaged a PCI slot, will it spread?

One of my PCI slots – the one that hosted my network card – went down in a bang during a power surge. The network card itself, however, still remains intact.

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Guest [Entry]

I'm pretty sure that it will not. A similar thing happened to me but both the card and the slot were dead. The rest of the system worked until it was replaced some years later.
Guest [Entry]

"As always, each case is a little different. I once had a sound card that bricked itself; in the process of it expiring, every other item on the PCI bus lost its magic smoke, too. A couple of other PCI cards, as well as the on-board devices that were part of the bus. CPU and RAM survived, the drives themselves survived, but the MoBo was a total write-off.

In my case, though, it wasn't an external event; at least, I don't think. Whatever caused the caps (all of 'em) on the sound card to pop just ranged through everything it could get to electrically.

That was, officially, my weirdest ""massive failure."""