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Smoky PSU

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by brenlan, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. brenlan

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    The PSU on my daughter's computer started smoking and the computer shut down. What is the likelyhood of there being damage to any of the components inc. the M/B.
     
  2. dnrc

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    You should probably be aware that the smoke is a very important part of a working electrical item, and if it gets out it can render the item useless.

    Seriously, this is bad news, stop using the pc until you have had the power supply replaced.

    It's unlikely that anything but the supply has been damaged but obviously I could not be sure, you will have to replace it and see.
     
  3. nutcase_1uk

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    I would say probably not. The PSU has more than likely overheated (excessive dust? overloaded?). Pop in a new PSU, maybe witha higher power rating and give it a try. Don't try the PC again until it has been replaced, and it isn;t worth getting it repeared, unless it is a particularly exoctic one. PSU's are so cheap these days...
     
  4. brenlan

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    Thanks for the info., she is going to try a new psu.
    Cheers
     

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