Psu Help

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    jaxxster The Heretic

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    I was wondering if Anyone here could help me diagnose a pc problem. i left my pc on overnight and when i woke up it was off and wouldn't turn on, i tested the pcs power cable in the monitor and it didn't work, so i tried a different cable and the pc just made a huge pop and now it smells of smoke in here. Do i need a new power supply unit? thanks
     
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    Possibly, take it to a computer shop. Their isn't much we can help you with online.
     
  3. Veho

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    If you're lucky. If you're less lucky, you might even need a new motherboard. I hope it's the former. And anyway, as H8TR said, take it to a computer repair store for diagnostics. We can't tell you much like this.
     
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    I hope its only the psu. I'm going to buy a new one later and if that doesn't work i'll just buy a new pc, don't really want to spend a grand though
     
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    If you smelt magic smoke it is almost certainly a trip to the PC shop.

    Check the US-EU voltage selector was set properly as well.

    Edit: far too slow.

    I have had a few supplies die and/or blow up over the course of things and aside from the nasty smell my equipment carried on.
     
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    The POP! would have been the fuse in the plug blowing as the PSU has gone short circuit. The fuse in your previous mains cable will have blown as well so you'll need to get some 5amp mains fuses as well as a new PSU. Check the wattage on the old one and get one slightly higher (ie, if you previously had a 300watt PSU, get one in the range of 350-500W). Avoid cheap PSU's if you don't want the same happening again.
     
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    Thanks for the help, i've put the fuses in and the cables work fine just need to pick up a new psu mow and hope it works
     
  8. Harsky

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    I hope for you that it isn't the motherboard. Before I leave for workI always leave my PC on to download something and suddenly one day, it wouldn't turn on or rather it tries to but makes the noise no unlike a car trying to start it's engine. I just used it as an excuse for my dad to get a new PC.
     
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    The mobo didn't seem to show any signs of damage. There wasn't any sound or signs of power as i tried to power it on. The psu was really hot and had a lot of dust in though so i guess it over heated
     
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    [​IMG] Its fixed now, picked up a new PSU unit and it works fine [​IMG]
     
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    Congratulations then [​IMG]