I'm opening up a new thread here because I don't see anybody else has the similar symptoms.
My stock IO went through the BIOS mod and it was working fine. I kept it in the box for 6 months and decided to work on it again. When I power it up with the original power adapter, I see sparks coming off the IO power connector and the LED light on the adaptor went away. Assuming that it could be in a short circuit, I quickly unplugged it.
I used a multimeter to check the voltage on the power adapter, and it reads 19V. I checked and shaked the IO to see if there any loose screws or wires, but don't see anything. I plug it back and getting the same response, and of course the IO doesn't turn on. I removed the memory, CPU and BIOS, and it still shows a short. Are these the same symptoms for those that had the MOSFET problems before?
I'm very lost here. Since I can't even plug in the power, I'm unable to verify the voltages on the on-board components. Any pointers? NEED HELP!!!