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PC Blows up while inserting a usb HDD

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#1 Roger Stace

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 07:57 AM

Hi guys

I need help , I am busy with a pc upgrading it at my work and I plugged in the external HDD when the PSU blew up. Don't know how it happend but it looks like it took the mobo with it.

The Specs are below

HP Compaq DX2000 Micro Tower
Windows XP Professional
1 GB DDR 400 RAM
Intel 865G Motherboard
2.8 Ghz Celeron D 478 Pin CPU

As soon as I inserted the USB in , the PC Killed itself. I unpluged it , got a shock , plugged it back in to put it on again. the PSU exploded.

Why? Please help , company PC



Edited by Roger Stace, 25 May 2009 - 08:04 AM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 25 May 2009 - 10:04 AM

My guess would be a direct short in the portable drive
I've had it happen, though fortunately, it only wiped out my NIC card. The hard drive was froze solid
You might be lucky and only toasted the power supply

Edited by garmanma, 25 May 2009 - 10:04 AM.

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#3 Roger Stace

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:34 AM

Hi , I have tested the PC with another PSU and still nothing , I am so scared to put the external USB drive onto another machine. I don't know what to do next?

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:49 AM

I would assume it's a problem with the motherboard.
I'd strip down the motherboard and put only a CPU fan or something connected to it and I'd turn it on and see if the fan spins.

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