Can a defective or shorted mouse cause my motherboard to burn?
I kept trying to use a regular USB mouse (EMO-128-USB with cable, not wireless) on my MacBook (laptop) and when I plugged it I got a message that the device was using too much power or something. It never turned on but did’t harm my MacBook either.
Then I plugged the same mouse on my desktop computer and right away the computer turned off and there was smoke coming out of the USB port where I plugged it. Then I unplugged the mouse from the USB port and I can see that the USB plug of the mouse is burnt.
My desktop computer doesn’t turn on any more. I can’t even hear the fan (the extraction fan) working. I do see a light in the tower so it means the power supply is suplying the motherboard but the motherboard doesn’t turn on.
I can't believe that the motherboard doesn't have protection against defective USB devices.
The motherboard is a ASRock N68-VS3-UCC.
The mouse is a Sentey (model No. EMO-128-USB).
Can I fix the motherboard or do I have to buy a new one? Could the processor, RAM memory, Hard Drive or any other devices have been ruined as well? I need to know what I need to buy.
Is this a good question?