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Possible Blown Power Supply ?

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#1 starfox367


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Posted 09 March 2006 - 12:21 PM

i just bought a new p4 motherboard, 400w power supply and p4 processor.
i put it all togeather and it started up just fine, but the monitor wouldnt turn on, so just out of curiosity i switched the little red thing on the back from 115v to 230v. so i turn the computer on and about 5 seconds later it sparked and cut off. I tried turning it back on but it wouldnt work.

my question is, did i fry the power supply? i didnt see any smoke.

another question is, did i damage my motherboard or processor in any way?

one more question is before i started changing anything out, should i have installed the new motherboard software and then switched over to the new one?

any help would be appreciated. i spent over 350 dollars and i would like to know before buying anything new.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:09 PM

Start with testing the power supply and then go from there.
Most computer parts stores will have equipment to test the power supply.
If you bought it locally that would be a good place to start.

The MB could also have been damaged and so could the processor.

The manufacturers make that switch hard to access for a reason.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:48 PM

By the way, Switch it back to 115V
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