I'm new here. My brother tried to connect a pcie x16 card into a x1, it didn't work so he shorted the two pins as explained in some forums... now the mobo doesn't boot
. It's a gigabyte, and it repeatdly give 3 short beeps. I've tried everything: disconnecting all the graphic cards (the mobo ships with one anyway), moving the memory stick to the other slot and even removing the memory stick, reconnecting the CPU, changing to another PSU, disconnecting the HD and everythin non-critical, reconnecting the mobo battery... nothing works, always get 3-short beeps, then another 3 short-beeps, then again and again. Is the mobo trashed? Should I send it to repair or it is not even worthy to do that because they won't accept it? I've also taken a close examination to see if any component in the mobo is burned but doesn't seem to be the case.
Thanks in advance! BTW this is my first post.