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Old 12-21-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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on the back of my old computer under the cable that goes into the PSU there is a little red switch .i didnt no what it was so i swichted it to the other setting the BOOOM the psu exploded, and smoke came out of my computer, would that have effected the other parts in the computer or just the psu.

are psu's ment to be destoryed that easly
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:31 PM   #2
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lmao you changed the input voltage between 240v and 110v (whichever you use) which is the best and fastest way ever to f**k up a PSU

there should have been a sticker or something covering the switch to make it a bit harder to change it.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:33 PM   #3
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ROFL! Im Sorry,but that is quite funny.......

You motherboard might have fried along with it,im not sure about other parts.And no,PSU's arent meant to be destroyed that easiyl,unless you flip that switch.....
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:34 PM   #4
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should never touch anything if you dont know what it does

lets hope someone learns from this....
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Jeez, man, why did you want to do that? Do you live in the US or the UK?
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:36 PM   #6
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well i learnt my lesson

because it blew, would it have fried every thing else in there or will it be ok if i go buy another psu
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:58 PM   #7
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Get a new psu and plug it in is the only way to find out if anything else is dead
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:07 PM   #8
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its an old computer so will all the connections be the same if i buy a cheap psu of umart

do u want me to post some pics
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just to be safe, try and get a new PSU that has a 20+4 motherboard power connector just to be sure. Whats the spec of the computer at the moment?

and yes, pics would help if its convinient
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:12 PM   #10
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ok ill go take some

there are 3 lots of cables


got 3 of these all attached.


got one of these ,with 2 of the connections above


and one of these
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