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Posted 10 January 2016 - 04:24 PM
Posted 10 January 2016 - 04:55 PM
Posted 10 January 2016 - 04:56 PM
The computer should be the least of your worries right now. You should immediately unplug everything from the wall. Which power cord are you referring to that is burnt? Computer cord, Extension cord what? Sounds like a cord shorted and/or was hanging out the wall socket. Both the cord and wall socket is probably destroyed. I suggest not to plug anything in it. Call a electrician immediately for that.
As far as your computer goes, you should of haved a surge protector for your computer. Now it sounds like your computers PSU was the sacrificial lamb and is now blown or fuse inside is blown. Don't attempt to open it. The voltages inside are lethal. So you should take it to the pc repair shop.
Posted 10 January 2016 - 04:59 PM
Posted 10 January 2016 - 05:15 PM
Was your extension cable a two prong with adapter, three prong? Is the wall outlet 2 or 3?
Posted 10 January 2016 - 05:22 PM
So your extension cord that fried is a 3 prong plugged into a three prong wall outlet?
Posted 10 January 2016 - 05:39 PM
Posted 10 January 2016 - 05:44 PM
Sorry for all the questions, but I am trying to appertain the situation so that you don't burn your house down. This is what you want plugged into your wall...Here. Then if you need electronics plugged to it you use Shorty extension like this...Here. This is so large wall-wart adapters etc can fit. If you need an extension then you can get longer ones. Anything plugged into it has a $15,000 guarantee. You never want to put a heavy load on this stuff like a heater. A heater will almost saturate a 15amp circuit. Don't use cheap junk like this and put a heavy load on it and keep chaining off it....Here. OK? The monitor should and can be plugged directly into the surge protector power strip as with the pc. Any heater or whatever needs to be plugged directly into the wall. Preferably on it's own circuit.
Edited by technonymous, 10 January 2016 - 05:47 PM.
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