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bit of advice re PSU smoking n blowing !

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by derbyjake, 25 Mar 2006.

  1. derbyjake

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    ok, not sure if i can post here, sold a server on ebay,

    sent the item in the cases retail boxed packed well, arrived there in good condition,

    He says he plugged keyboard n monitor in switched on all smoke come out psu and blow,

    Ive never heard of this ever, Id beeen using the server fine for a couple months,

    what could have been cause, As i need to advise the courier of this
     
  2. bbreezeuk

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    BS
     
  3. derbyjake

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    i take it u mean bull s***


    u reckon hes trying pull fas one or borked it himself
     
  4. Curiosityx

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    Make and model of server? If its a HP then he's lying, an IBM then i could believe it happening.
     
  5. derbyjake

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    compaq ap550 some call it workstation others a server,


    with original psu
     
  6. Tesla

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    AFAIK Compaq = HP.
     
  7. derbyjake

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    the guys description was


    Yes I've built them from the days of the 386 / 486's (even 8086's) and seen
    PSU's go pop
    from shorts, even the good old days before they made the Hard Drive cables
    idiot proof (lol), from switching on at the mains to blow to switching off
    again
    (less time than it takes to reach two feet) the PSU gave off loads of smoke
    (wasn't like a 110v / 240v mismatch either) was more of an effect like you
    would have got pouring a glass of water over the television.

    Seems a rather odd description

    not sure if DHL the courier would pay out or not ???
     
  8. Curiosityx

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    Yes HP bought out Compaq thats where they get there modern day stability from, anyhow i would imagine you could claim for it being damaged upon delivery if you insured it that is.

    From the system spec i wouldnt be supprised if the Psu had gone as its quite old, the journey could have knocked it arround enough to finish the job.

    Ps: The buyer sounds old and very random.