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Power Cable problem, Please help.


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#1 Desmage

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:03 AM

A friend gave me an old computer of his, I plugged it in yesterday and had no problems at all. Today I moved it and tried to plug it into another outlet and the fan started sparking and smoking, I quickly unplugged it and waited about an hour and plugged it into the outlet I originally plugged it into and now I had the same exact problem...I dont know what to do, or whats wrong I'm pretty clueless :thumbsup: ...please help, thanks.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:19 AM

Are you talking about the fan on top in the back?

If that is the one then it sounds like the power supply just went. I would not try to plug it in again. You need to decide if the computer is worth the purchase of a new power supply.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:22 AM

Are you talking about the fan on top in the back?

If that is the one then it sounds like the power supply just went. I would not try to plug it in again. You need to decide if the computer is worth the purchase of a new power supply.

Yeah, thats what I'm talking about....Also how much would it cost to replace/fix? =\

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:40 AM

Depends on the wattage required and the quality of the power supply you want to purchase.

What type of PC is this. Make and model?

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:42 AM

Depends on the wattage required and the quality of the power supply you want to purchase.

What type of PC is this. Make and model?

emachines T3065

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:01 AM

emachines are known for questionable power supplies.

Here is an example of a replacement. I am not suggesting you purchase it here but this gives you an idea of the need`d wattage. In this case 450.

Replacing one is not that difficult and only a screwdriver and a few minutes are need`d.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:07 AM

emachines are known for questionable power supplies.

Here is an example of a replacement. I am not suggesting you purchase it here but this gives you an idea of the need`d wattage. In this case 450.

Replacing one is not that difficult and only a screwdriver and a few minutes are need`d.

Alright, thank you.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 02:30 PM

Worth mentioning, Emachines had a habit of taking out the motherboard and CPU when the power supply failed
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