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Old 11-28-2005, 02:04 AM   #1
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Yea I'm in a pickle....



Ok so I was messing around with my computer and putting in a new fan I got, it's 4x4 inches, from an old Gateway..... It connects via the Power Supply, but whatever. Before I switched it in, I flipped the little red switch to 230 on my PS, thinking I could boost my voltage to 1.7 or so volts to power my CPU up past 2.7GHz (from 2.2). So I turned on the computer and it booted up for about 4 seconds and then a green flash flared out of my computer and I smelled a bit of smoke and the see through screen on the chasis was fogging up. I immediately turned off my power thing and unplugged it. I tried turning it back on, but it wouldn't turn on. So, I figured what a great time to put in my older 450Watt (same voltage, and it's an ATX) that we bought seperately, this was good because the one I just ruined had come with the chasis. The only thing I was losing was this cool light-up fan that was wired into the PS. SO I put in the older ATX REAL PS, and ripped apart the newer cheaper ANTEC PS. I didn't even touch the hard drive cables. I booted it up, praying that I hadn't burnt up my comp, and sure enough, it got to the BIOS screen, showed the POST screen, and then it bloody stopped. It was happeneing again.... My computer wouldn't read the HARD DRIVES!!! RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWRRRRRRR!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!


So I've tried almost wvey configuration for the hard drives and they won't read. I hear them booting up, and they work in all my other computers.


I guess I'll be playing cs 1.6 with this 700MHz Gateway that has my old BFG FX5500 in it..... At least I'll try OCing this thing..... So what should I do, and what does the "230" option on the red switch on the PS do?
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:02 AM   #2
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Yea I'm in a pickle....



Ok so I was messing around with my computer and putting in a new fan I got, it's 4x4 inches, from an old Gateway..... It connects via the Power Supply, but whatever. Before I switched it in, I flipped the little red switch to 230 on my PS, thinking I could boost my voltage to 1.7 or so volts to power my CPU up past 2.7GHz (from 2.2). So I turned on the computer and it booted up for about 4 seconds and then a green flash flared out of my computer and I smelled a bit of smoke and the see through screen on the chasis was fogging up. I immediately turned off my power thing and unplugged it. I tried turning it back on, but it wouldn't turn on. So, I figured what a great time to put in my older 450Watt (same voltage, and it's an ATX) that we bought seperately, this was good because the one I just ruined had come with the chasis. The only thing I was losing was this cool light-up fan that was wired into the PS. SO I put in the older ATX REAL PS, and ripped apart the newer cheaper ANTEC PS. I didn't even touch the hard drive cables. I booted it up, praying that I hadn't burnt up my comp, and sure enough, it got to the BIOS screen, showed the POST screen, and then it bloody stopped. It was happeneing again.... My computer wouldn't read the HARD DRIVES!!! RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWRRRRRRR!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!


So I've tried almost wvey configuration for the hard drives and they won't read. I hear them booting up, and they work in all my other computers.


I guess I'll be playing cs 1.6 with this 700MHz Gateway that has my old BFG FX5500 in it..... At least I'll try OCing this thing..... So what should I do, and what does the "230" option on the red switch on the PS do?

Well some parts of the mobo (where the hdd's connect) could have gotten some extra electricity. Usually on this kind of situation the takes some damage, which most likely happened here.

And what does the red "self destruct swich" as I call it do?
It changes the amount of electricity that comes into the psu, I think. It's made because usa and europe have different kinds of systems, so when the swich is one way it will work fine in usa, when u turn it it will work fine in europe. I don't think I need to tell u what happens if u have it the wrong way.

Just try another mobo and see if it works, since it boots quite well there probably ain't anything else broken.

Don't worry, lot's of ppl make this mistake. My friend did it and his mobo & ram got fried. But I'll tell u, u do it once u won't do it again!
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:17 AM   #3
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you do not put a PSU in 230V mode. Do this only if you have a 230V powered outlets. you caused a fored power and it caused the plug to make a surge
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you do not put a PSU in 230V mode. Do this only if you have a 230V powered outlets.
good advice, but I think he understood that around the time his psu blew up.
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Old 11-28-2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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Indeed lol. I saw one of them, flunked in 230V...the whole comp got destroyed besides the HDD FDD and Cd...The PSU was all black and smelly
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Famous last words: "What does this button do?"

lol, North America runs at 110 Volts domestic and generally the rest of the world runs at 230 Volts domestic. You switched your PSU to 230 Volts and then fed it 110 Volts. Curiously I would have thought it just wouldn't turn on, but fireworks?? Looks like a new mobo and other gizmos might be order
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:14 PM   #7
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you have tried switching it back to 120 right? if not trie that and see if it works. if not well thers always some upgrades u could squeeze in if u need. and folk the impornant lesson we learned today is DO NOT TOUCH THE RED SWITCH ON YOU PSU!!!!!!!
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