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Psu Died Today


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#1 paulxx

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 02:08 AM

Today while I was at work all of the power went out all over the base that I live on. When I got home I saw that my computer had been shut down and usually after a power outage it restarts back up. So I turn it on and after 2 secs it fails. So my dad is asleep and my father inlaw is not home so I take it apart and start cleaning all of the dust and lent out of it.(never said the computer was well taken care of)Decide to switch 115v to 230 don't ask why just wasn't thinking and guess what it starts up. So why is my computer starting on 230 and not 115 if my psu is bad now...

Already ordered a new psu and video card from newegg. Old 400W New 600W YAY


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Posted 05 August 2007 - 02:18 AM

Try switching back to the 115V setting, unplug the computer from the wall receptacle for fifteen or twenty minutes and try it again.

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 10:31 AM

I am wondering weather or not when switching to 230 it bypasses the step down transformer which may have been fried in the storm? Apologies if my terminology is wrong, Anyone know about this? I have never researched what that little switch actually does :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 10:54 AM

Well that was interesting, this was posted in the previous thread, did I just step into the twilight zone? :thumbsup:

Edited by dc3, 05 August 2007 - 10:57 AM.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:00 AM

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/power-supply.htm
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