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I powered my new PC up but the selector switch at the rear was still on 115V, not 230V. There was a small 'pop' and it won't switch on now. Have I damaged it, or just blown a fuse?

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Change the switch to 230V and power on your system If the system does not ON then the SMPS might be damaged(It might be fuse or power transistor damaged). As your system is new one you will have warranty so replace your SMPS with new one.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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Ok i neeed help!!!!!!!! on my power supply there is a switch which you can move to 115 volts to 230 volts. everytime i switch it to 230 volts the computer wont turn on? why is this happening? when i put it...


This is the power supply for your PC, depend on your local country power supply, some country like North US may use 110 V in their daily use electrical stuff and some country like Euro, UK use 240 V.

Your PC power supply is design to suit this 2 type of power input so can be sold everywhere. What u need to do is to make sure your local country power supply voltage and then just switch the input correctly, i think u have done it.

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