Installed agp backwards and now mobo wont post

I have an ati rage card that I accidentally installed backwards. It's an old socket A board I like to play around with. Does anyone know if this could have fried it. It did previously boot and ran fine. It did have two bulging capacitors near the lan ports when I received it, but I have tested multiple pieces of hardware and used for 100+ hours and it was completely fine until now.
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  1. How do you install a card backwards? The bracket will hit the board, preventing it from going in. I'm 100% lost on how this happened.
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  2. I cannot visualize how an AGP video card can be installed "backwards".

    This requires pictures.
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  3. Is there a way to post pictures. Also board is on a bench not in a case, so there was not a bracket for it to hit and it cleared the board both ways. I was being hasty and didn't think about it. Mainly because I personally didn't think it was possible, so it never crossed my mind it was slotted backwards. I reinstalled it properly but now I don't get a post
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  4. Michael_721 said:
    Is there a way to post pictures. Also board is on a bench not in a case, so there was not a bracket for it to hit and it cleared the board both ways. I was being hasty and didn't think about it. Mainly because I personally didn't think it was possible, so it never crossed my mind it was slotted backwards. I reinstalled it properly but now I don't get a post


    How to post pics:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2580030/detailed-instructions-posting-images-tom-hardware.html

    But the 'bracket' would be the back plate on the actual GPU. Nothing to do with the case or lack of case.
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  5. The only thing that makes sense to me is your ATI Rage card is a PCI card and not AGP. Going from memory they came in both flavors. If the card was backwards, the mounting bracket on the GPU would hit the motherboard. You'd never get it all the way in. Hence I don't understand what you did. Pics or a better description is needed.
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