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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by comp builder, 26 Jul 2006.

  1. comp builder

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 May 2006

    Posts: 711

    Location: stoke-on-trent

    hi,
    earlier when i took my computer case off (i didnt change anything) then i put it back on and when i put the power cable into the psw i heard a pop and i think i have shroted it out, so i took the psw out and took it apart the fuse inside is brown so i think that has blown so if i un-solder the fuse and get my dad to find one with the right ampage and solder the new one on would it work or is it a waste of time
    thanks,
    dan
     
  2. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,797

    Location: Brighton

    PSU?

    They hold a deadly charge for quite a while, it really isnt worth it and I don't know if it would even work. RMA it if you can or buy a replacement.
     
  3. Joe42

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,172

    Location: Northants

    Fuses die for a reason. The fuse died to prevent further damage or fire due to another fault.

    What psu is it? Some random cheap no name brand connected to 1000s of £s worth of kit?
     
  4. comp builder

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 May 2006

    Posts: 711

    Location: stoke-on-trent

    its an AMD ATHLON 64 3200+ venice psu
     
  5. comp builder

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 May 2006

    Posts: 711

    Location: stoke-on-trent

    so what u suggest is to buy a new psw rather thank trying to repair the 1 i have now???
     
  6. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    That is your CPU.

    What is your PSU... U DAMMIT!

    It should say on the PSU what make/model it is.

    SiriusB
     
  7. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,797

    Location: Brighton

    PSU = Power Supply Unit
    CPU = Central Processing Unit
    PSW = nothing
     
  8. cobxx

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 276

    PSU = That block you put the mains plug into that has wires going into things in your comp
    CPU = That thing in the middle which is covered by a bigger metal which normally has a fan on
    PSW = nothing
    :cool:

    Leave the PSU for a while man, the capacitors in there hold a deadly charge for days. Leave it a week at least, or try and RMA it. Is it a major brand one though (antec/seasonic/enermax etc.) or just an el cheapo (powerking or some funny name like that) If it's an el cheapo, just get a new one, it's not worth repairing.