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Old 02-29-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default Electrical Arc Upon Hitting Power Switch

I am getting an electrical arc/ spark when i hit the power supply button. Not the computer on button but the one on the back of the power supply. It is a barebones kit so it has the motherboards I/O plate. The exact location is at the RJ45 ethernet outlet. The arc is occurring where the small ears on the I/O plate that are supposed to be for grounding or what the motherboard manufacturer told me is just for adding pressure to the I/O ports. Its those ears that you bend out on the I/O plate that comes with a motherboard. Help needed please.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Electrical Arc Upon Hitting Power Switch

The ethernet port receives 5vdc POS when you turn the power supply on with the switch in the back.

An arc such as you describe tells me that you have either a grounding issue, or something is very not cool with your motherboard or power supply.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Grounding issue i think. I do not know much about electrical problems with pc's. I hope you find help. Gonna do some research to help solve this case
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