The drive was smelling fire.... No voltage stabilizer and a cheap power supply. The had drive wont start any more and it smell burn if we plug it for more than 2 seconds... I got 20 Gbytes of stuff on this drive but no back up, is it possible to repair it ?
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Hi, I believe you are asking about a burned smell coming from your PC case. Firstly check your power supply as this is where the high voltage power is and therefor the most likely source of the burn smell.
The burned smell comes from a shorted parts.
This is usually a burned fusible resistor act as a guard when there is a short circiut to avoid further damaged to other parts. I've suspect that you have a short on the power supply section which is caused by voltage regulator. This is not DIY and quite technical so I've advice you to look for a qualified technician or repair shop to isolate the problem. This is fixable.
may be ur tvs lamp side have some problem. may be the lamp over heated and burned. just open its lamp cover ann check it.
also check its power supply input point(near fuse) there is an MOV (used for voltage surge protection) is burned or not. if there is any voltage surge it will get shorted and the fuse will blow off, protect the power supply for any further damage. check the fuse also. if found open then check the MOV. insert fuse only after replacing the MOV.
Hmmm, First of all check the fuses if any that may have burned out due to the power outage. If this doesnt help. Open up the power supply and smell it for any burned out parts. If you can smell the scent of burned electrical parts then you should replace the power supply. It should solve your problem. Also check the motherboard for any anomalies.
Have you got the original power adapter?
If so the voltage details are printed on the label on the bottom of the adapter.
If the external USB Seagate hard drive houses a 31/2" drive then it requires an power adapter that provides +12 volts and +5 volts both supplying approx 2000mA of current.
If the Seagate uses a 21/2" (laptop) hard drive then it only requires +5 volts power adapter.
The only problem is the power connector to the external drive, make sure it suits the external hard drive unit and the power pins are correctly wired for the Seagate. If the polarity of the plug is incorrect lt wired (ie reverse polarity) then it could damage the USB hard drive and adapter case.
Not good. Are you sure the smell is originating from the drive and not the power supply? If you remove the drive can you smell the odor from it?
If you do then chances are one of the components is shorted. This is not good at all. If your data is REALLY important to you you can purchase a similar drive and exchange the drive circuit board! This is probably the ONLY way you may be able to access your data.
Disconnect the drive totally and restart your system. Do you still smell the odor from your system? It may be the power supply?
There is also silicone paste that goes between the CPU and fan. In time that silicone can bake and cake in to hard lumps... so it MAY be the CPU you are smelling?
Will your system boot with a different hard drive connected?
Burned smell indicates some board level component has shorted and /or burned. Also, there could be high voltage arcing which has burned through the wire insulation. Safety circuit has shut down the unit to prevent further damage or fire hazard
A burning smell along with a different sound (growl) USUALLY indicates a breakdown in the High Voltage Side. This is not a direct short (short circuit) or the line fuse would have blown shutting everything down. The High Voltage Side is made up of-- The Secondary ,or High Voltage Side of The High Voltage Transformer, A High Voltage Diode, A High Voltage Capacitor, and The Magnetron. If The High Voltage Transformer is the problem it will smell like a florescent light ballast burning, and will smell each time you turn on the MW. A HV Diode burns and opens, thus no more smell. A HV Capacitor usually does not burn nor does the Magnetron. There is no Cheap-Fix unless you can see that the HV Diode is burned into and you can get to it to replace. CAUTION: Always unplug from power before attempting to repair. NOTE: If you replace a Diode make sure it goes back in the same direction it came out. Yes there is a front and back.