Solved veracrypt broke my Cpu and ssd

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I Walk MY Way

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Briefly explain your current issue(s)
I was encrypting my C drive with veracrypt when the pc had a bsod and rebooted to nothing and by nothing I mean no boot screen I tried to enter boot menu and bios no go, pulled the cpu ram ssd and put them back in pulled the cmos battery hoping the board would reset but no joy so on a scale of 1 to 10 How f##ked am I , I am thing a 10 ?
Steps taken to resolve, but have been unsuccessful
pulled the cpu ram ssd and put them back in pulled the cmos battery hoping the board would reset but no joy
I was encrypting my C drive with veracrypt when the pc had a bsod
 
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Hi all Update
I took the PC to A local pc repair shop They checked it out ran tests ect,
Cpu = nuked
Board = nuked
Ssd = nuked
Ram chips and PSU are fine so tis dead as a dodo new pc time.

Malleable

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Never had one or knew anyone who did but one remote possibility is the mythical power surge. Before I threw the ssd away just for the heck of it I'd boot the good computer you transferred it to from a live Linux cd, lsblk it, and see if the ssd shows. If you get lucky and it happens to show you can repair and/or format it from there.
Sorry. The post 2 above was as I typed this.
 
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plat

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Are you going to salvage your RAM and power supply or toss them? I am surprised your psu and surge protector are still around but your board, processor and drive are not. I would monitor temps from now on, it's possible over-heating can do a number too. I have an old gpu (7 yrs) and monitor its temp often. 🍀🤞

At least you got things sorted out and you can move on, right?
 
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MuzzMelbourne

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It's rare, but there have been cases where static electricity from fingertips has damaged parts.👉💥
In the bad old days when CMOS chips first came out, you couldn't walk past one with blowing it up. Power MOSFET's weren't much better. Also, after a lightening storm, we'd sell thousands of TX/RX chips to repair just about every fax machine in town. Ah, the good old days...
 
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Pico

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Walking over a carpet back and forth during weather with low moisture level (around or during winter time) builds up enough static electricity in your body to blow up components on the motherboard when you point your fingertip close enough.

Always take measures to prevent ESD before pulling out the hardware components.
 
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