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If you're not seeing any signs of fire (scorch marks on the chassis/case, melted plastic, etc.) you may have seen a capacitor blow. This happens occasionally due to over-heating, since I basically live in a brick oven, but after letting it cool down I still got no response. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]jdorje 5 points6 points7 points 1 year ago(10 children)I don't think literally means what you think it means. I'd best describe it was waves of pain in my arm. http://magicnewspaper.com/power-supply/short-in-power-supply.html

The problem: So just today we get a new computer and I make a deal with my dad that if I can get it running he will get me a decent TWeaK 9th November 2010, 11:40 I had an X1900XT and thought the fan on it sounded a bit like a hair drier, so I decided to replace the heatsink. Agreed logonui 9th November 2010, 15:27 My worst moment has got to be when i was recovering data from someones laptop hard drive. So what are your best and worst PC moments?

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Nothing a pen refill couldnt fix. One of the most prominent PC moments for me was when Nvidia's 6-series was released back in 2004. Over the next two days I sat leak testing again, this time with just the pump running, terrified to turn my system on too.

  1. I still keep an eye out for used cards on eBay and stuff.
  2. How was it packaged? "there was only one build quality blip to speak of, and it's the proximity of the ground ring terminal to the fanless mode switch.
  3. Motherboard seems ok, nothing looks burned or discolored, so that's a relief.
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A good thing was upgrading from a dual core Athlon 939 with an 8800GT to the core i3 with 5830 that I have now, especially once I got an SSD installed. When posting it wasnt in the case it was on a box no power switch i was jumping it so after an entire afternoon of mucking about in dust and pc I was legitimately freaking out at first, but you helped me calm down, so I appreciate that. Whoever told you to poke around jumpers with a screwdriver while everything is plugged into the wall is a major derp.

I don't really know how long I was holding it for, because time had no meaning. Can A Blown Power Supply Damage A Motherboard Reply With Quote 2012-08-03,10:00 PM #4 glo View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Started Threads Immortal Join Date May 2010 Posts 7,755 Well, few things: 1. I'll definitely be buying from them in the future! I was playing TF2 with most settings on medium and no AA and getting just under 30fps, which was plenty playable but nothing special.

Please help! etaf, Jul 9, 2004 #3 Bill_Q Joined: Apr 23, 2004 Messages: 109 Oh, dear. solved corsair rmx 650x made a loud pop and flash solved samsung pn50b450b1d heard a loud pop in back, then sounded like something fell inside the back, screen went black, has Teq 9th November 2010, 13:30 Quote: No.2 Water + electricity don't mix.

Can A Blown Power Supply Damage A Motherboard

At this point the fan is still on and It posts but there is no info going to the Monitor and the LED is not lit. There was no smoke or smell of any kind, but I did notice a weird oozing white glue-like substance inside the PSU. Power Supply Popped But Still Works Last week we had a similar problem caused by a failed power button. System building should be reserved for when you definitely know what you're doing and can take proper safety precautions, and know when you're in over your head.

I love how no matter what punishment and trauma you go through with hardware, windows always seems oblivious. http://magicnewspaper.com/power-supply/graphic-card-power-to-power-supply-or-connector-on-motherboard.html I will say though, having gone shooting a couple times with friends this summer, it was literally as loud as a gunshot. friend frantically re-opens case. "Oh crap, where's the CPU fan?" *looks in right hand* "oh... The list would probably go on much further, this was just on top of my head...

Just the horde of angry bakers, kneading my arm with their rolling pins. If it is replacing it wont be the problem but I don't want to spend money if the MOBO, HARDRIVE, CPU, GPU, and everything else is broken. I realised later that it was just the system figuring out which display to use. This Site An hour later, I notice the PSU is hanging over the edge of the case by half an inch or so.

It's a nice informative piece, maybe others could benefit from it as well. Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Software & Hardware > Hardware > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Notable Members Current Visitors Recent By the time I was an adult, I had already electrocuted myself, burnt myself, and injured myself working with electronics.

C-Sniper 9th November 2010, 16:03 My Compaq POS computer blew a Vreg and caught fire.

Checked the psu it had a huge whole in it. if anythin else has burnt you may see burn marks on the motherboard . BANG! All rights reserved.REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc.Advertise - technologyπRendered by PID 31791 on app-188 at 2017-02-02 09:04:22.473716+00:00 running 99a8477 country code: GB.

permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]t8ke 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago(0 children)I'd agree - I had this happen with an old Alienware branded PSU someone passed on to me. There could be something wrong with whatever batch you got. cypressgroove 9th November 2010, 10:12 Worst / scariest moments would have to be: 1) I upgraded to a Radeon X850XT from some awful old card. http://magicnewspaper.com/power-supply/power-supply-makes-clicking-noise-when-i-press-power-button.html Replacing a power supply should be painless and very little cost.