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Burnt out Live in a 220v nation. accidentaly turned i on while its on 110v. doesnt operate however no burn mark or burn smell inside psu or any of its components (one of th capacitors has a brown strip on its top odes ghat count for burnt?) Can I repair this or should I just buy new one?

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Re: burnt out

If you are technically savvy, you could check for poofed components in the power supply. Possible bad parts include fuse, switching transistor(s), small resistors, and other components. Sometimes when one component fails, it will take some others with it, depending on the circuit design, and exactly how & what blows up. Electrolytic capacitors often ooze a bit, or bulge when they fail. If you see one like that, it should be replaced as part of the repair.

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If i put a 110v powersupply in a 220v electricty and burned it would it have effected what its giving electricty to?

While most modern power supplies can handle such a mistake with minimal damage to the motherboard and attached computer components, there is still a high probability that you damaged a component on your computer.

The only surefire way to know if you caused damage is by testing; so it is suggested that you obtain a new power supply, set it on the proper setting, plug it into the machine, and see if it all still works. I'd run some stress tests (there are utilities that can do this for you, or you can have a local repair guy do it), and see if the machine is having any issues.

The most common components that are damaged by a power surge are:

  • Memory
  • CPU (processor)
  • Motherboard
  • Hard Drives
Those are the most common to fail. If you use a new supply, and notice your machine does NOT turn on, chances are, one of those devices is burnt or damaged as well. It is suggested to test them in turn, to see where the issue lies.

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My computer was knocked forward it went bang and then smelt of burning - I have been told that it might be the internal powe pack can you help?

If your desktop computer went bang from the back of the computer and the burnt smell comes from the fan grill of the power supply then the switch mode power supply definitely failed. The bang and burning smell was probably one or more of the capacitors that has exploded inside the power supply.
You can replace the switch mode power supply, make sure you purchase one that has the same total wattage or higher wattage.
There is a chance that when the power supply failed it may have caused a voltage spike that could have damaged some other components. You won't know until you replace the faulty power supply.

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Turn on the computer nothing happen then smell burning from the power supply! turned off right away.

That power supply is probably dead. try your motherboard witha known-to-be-good power supply to determine if your system has survived. IN my experience the failrate for antec sp450 watt psu is close to 40% over 4 years (300 pc:s at university), so there is a high probability that your psu is unrecoverable.

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The green light is blinking on the supply unit but it not coming on or booting up , i need to know if the supply unit is bad

Close examination of your power supply may reveal if the psu is bad.

When the power supply is plug in ac socket the green indicator led inside the motherboard will lit steady green. See if by turning on the cpu you will see some sparks in the power supply connector attached to the motherboard. This is a clear indication of a bad or shorted psu.

You can also smell if there is a burning inside the psu.

See if the fan inside the psu is working if not then its a clear indication of a bad psu.

Using a multimeter if you have one measure the dc voltage coming from the supply connector. Insert the black probe to one of the black wires in the connector. And the red probe to the red wire in the connector. the reading should be +12VDC. Put the red probe to the red wire and it should read +5VDC. Any readings below this, means bad psu.

Measure also the output voltage when there is a load in the power supply. Connect a CD-ROM drive or hardisk and measure again the voltage. Dropping of voltage when put some loads is a clear indication of a bad power supply unit (psu).

I hope this will help you.
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My PC won't turn on, but the power light on the front of my computer is blinking. None of the fans inside my case are spinning. Does this mean I have to replace my motherboard, power supply, or something...

Sounds like your Power Supply Unit(PSU) is playing up, have you installed anything new lately like more Ram, Graphics card etc.. maybe a Stick of Ram is failing, no smell of burning from the Tower/Case? If your P.C. is no longer in warranty then disconnect it from the mains supply and then remove side panel and just take a look for and signs of damage burnt,smell of smoke etc.. if no signs of that then plug in the mains and watch and listen ofr anything strange.. continuous beeps, wurring sounds etc.. If the only thing is the front light still blinks then check on the internet via another P.C. and look for troubleshooting solutions on the make and model of your P.C. website. If still no joy you could possibly change the PSU over for a new higher WATT one, they come at reasonable prices.

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Hi ive got an packard bell with a fsp250-60gen psu in, it started to smell of burn lately, was quite a bit of dust build up, cleaned it all out, but still smelling, isnt gettin hot, is it on its way out??...

The dust could cause the burning smell, if the smell has an electrical smell then most likely the capacitors are leaking in the power supply and about to blow/explode.
Is the power supply come from a desktop computer? If so all ATX switch mode power supplies have standard mounting holes and power connectors.
Take out the old switch mode power supply and take it with you to your friendly computer shop and compare it with a new one. Make sure the wattage rating of the new switch mode power supply is the same or greater than the old switch mode power supply.

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Power supply not working?

To see if power supply works
unplug the psu from the motherboard and drives
then plug the power cord into psu and wall
the fan should come on letting you know that it works.

you can also get a multimeter and check each individual connector on the 20/24 pin connector to motherboard.
check the psu docs for the correct voltages to each pin

If you smelled smoke then chances are that something may have gotten toasted.
remove all expansion cards and try to turn on computer if nothing happens then the motherboard may have gotten toasted.
Check the motherboard and expansion cards along with memory for shorts and burn spots.

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heloo yaoming.the best thing now is not doing a Rnt on your pc.get a spare powersupply and test on your pc if its working properly and about your current powersupply its still not in a working state as the fan is not working.if you are not a expert in powersupply leave it to a gud tecnical personell in your area.if it would have been a detail report about the powersupply i would have helped from my side.hope you get me.

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