Ok, so basically, I have no way to test this motherboard. That's nice.
Ok, so far, the HD and DVD rom are unscathed from the surge, so, if I had to guess,
I would say that the PSU ate the surge, and inadvertently, protected the MoBo. The thing
that worries me is that, in my experience, 1.6 mobo's are junk and easily damaged, so I am hoping
the supply dampened the jolt. Oh well. Bright side, I have the eeprom for it.
Thanks for the replies guys
OBCD, That's funny that you mention the PC PSU because the first 1.6 I ever worked on had a bad supply, so I tried to power it with a PC PSU and cooked the sound processor.