I have a NF-M2S motherboard for about half an year now, it has worked well, met most of my expectations and exceeded some. However recently there was a problem which i am unable to diagnose.
About two days ago I was playing a game (which i had played several times before) and a small plastic breaking noise was heard followed by the computer inmediately shutting down.
At first i assumed that my power surge protector had done its job and that was the noise, but upon closer inspection I realised that the lights on it were normal and other devices connected to it still had power (e.g. the monitor, sound system, etc..) so I unplugged everything and after a while plugged it back in just to find out that pressing the computer's power button achieved no results.
I then started to suspect something inside the motherboard had short circuited, so i proceeded to unplug everything and open the chassis. I carefully hooked up my anti-static wrist band and checked the entire motherboard for any signs of a short circuit. I saw no evident signs of an electrical issue with the board so i procceded to test the Power Supply with another motherboard that i had lying around. After hooking up the motherboard i observed that it did not turn on either.
So very well the next day i went to the store and purchased a new power supply and hooked it up, after pressing the power button I observed the fans turning on and assumed that that was all, but to my surprise short continous beeps started emitting from the speaker. I followed the instruction on the thin manual and ended up clearing the CMOS, unpluging everything and testing it one by one. All of course with the same beep pattern haunting me.
I would appreciate it if I could get any help on the issue since it has me worried about what the problem could be.
Thanks in advance,