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Did I fry my hard drive?

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#1 TimR


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Posted 24 August 2005 - 06:45 AM

Hey everyone, I pray that somebody can tell me I haven't done the unthinkable. Here's what happened, and please don't laugh. I just moved from the U.S. to the U.K. and brought my computer with me. When setting it up in my new home I entirely forgot to change the voltage on the back of my cpu. Consequently, when I tried to plug in my tower using an adaptor, as soon as the plug touched the socket there was a loud spark and some smoke came from inside my cpu. I panicked and left the computer alone for 24 hours praying that by some miracle I hadn't completely ruined it. I came back and changed the voltage on the back of the tower and plugged it in again (without a spark this time) and tried turning it on...nothing, of course. Could anyone tell me what I've actually done to my computer, because I have no clue. Have I fried my hard drive and lost all my files from the last 5 years? Tell me it isn't so! Please! Any help would be hugely appreciated because I'm rather distressed. Thanks in advance,


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#2 Racoonslayer


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Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:28 PM

Hey, I have done that before too. I doubt that you fried your hard drive, cuz the power flows from your power supply first then to your hard drive. but your power supply is dead. just get a new one, they can get pretty cheat like 20-50$
try newegg.com they have a good selection.

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