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Jasenko
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Posted 21 October 2006 - 01:52 AM

Just few minutes ago, my power supply unit (PC) started to smoke and burn.
For the past 2 days, there was strange burned-plastic sort of smell coming out of my PC, but I was too busy to pay attention. Now, I have melted PSU fan with half burned electronic.

Does anyone knows something about this, and how to prevent it from happening again? Maybe someone had the same problem before?

These are my technical informations: P4 3.0GHz with 512Mb and 160GB HDD. I have 3xDVD, 1xZIP and 1xFDD drive.
Motherboard is Asrock 775 Dual 880 PRO.

BTW, PSU is ATX/2 with 400W and 1x12cm fan made by MS Industrial.

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 03:09 AM

Just get a new one, a fryed psu is useless, try to get some decent psus like ANtec or other highly recommended companies, sometimes how much you pay determines its quality.

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 10:19 AM

Could be a spike or brownout that caused the psu getting burned. As Sixdust suggested don't get a generic PSU. Get an SPS as well if you don't alredy have one

Jasenko
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Posted 21 October 2006 - 12:21 PM Edited by Jasenko, 21 October 2006 - 12:24 PM.

At the moment I don`t have much money to throw around. However, I have 1 PSU (new) which was purchased with case.
For now I˙m going to use that one confused.gif

New PSU is same as original one but it have 2x 80x80x25 fans.

Before anyone asks, I`m writing this post from another PC (I own 3+1 of them - Pentium is off-line at the moment because of technical difficulties) wink.gif




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