Is my Gateway 2000 P4D-66 fixable? board was smoking
I accidentally put my really old Intel processor in wrong in my really old Gateway 2000 P4D-66 and it started smoking from the CPU voltage pins.
On closer inspection, the plastic jumpers had been melted to the pins and I was only able to get half of one of the jumpers to crumble off. They were on 5 volts. Also one of the pin holes on the socket was burnt and melted. Only one.
I really want to repair this board but i don’t know if it is fixable without thousands of dollars or fixable at all. This specific computer was made in 1995 but uses 1992 microprocessors. I think this is a development board but I am not completely sure. Needs a really old HDD and OS. I had to get a new clock battery for it but it wouldn’t even boot to MS-DOS because it still said needed a HDD. When I first got it as a gift, I tried to fix it but gave up after the CPU stopped responding. Then got it back out 6 months later and must have tried to find another processor for it and put the CPU back in wrong. Then 1 year later, i decided to fire it up (outside the case luckily) and I saw it smoking and a red light from the CPU voltage pins. (this red light was NOT an LED). I shut it down and put it away for about a month but couldn’t get my mind off it so I decided to search for an answer. I couldn’t get an answer that fit exactly so I decided to ask the question myself. I think the computer has 16 bit architecture but not sure. The CPU did not give me any information on what it was but it was old.