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ATX-300-12EB3 Hello. I bought a gateway desktop computer from the USA and took it with me to Sweden. I forgot that by default the power was set at 110 V.When i plugged it into the outlet, it broke with making explosive sound. I wonder what part broke and whether it will possible to fix or not? Will it damage the motherboard? What would you recommend me to do? It si sort of itersteing to try to fix it as I am in my firdt year studying iElectronics in the college. Thank you in advance Warm regards, Roma

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I suggest buying a new power supply-it's really cheap...and I thing the motherboard is ok...most of the times the power supply takes all the damage...As in the fixing of the old power supply..well if your really ambitious about this, you could try it, but I REALLY not recomand you trying puting it on a computer ever again!Hope you'll listen to my advice!

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http://support.gateway.com/s/pc/R/1009371/1009371nv.shtml

Uses an ATX form factor Power Supply. One that is common in a LOT of desktop computers. Readily available.

Gateway Support indicates there are three generic Power Supply makers, for the Power Supply in your computer,
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4465483&CatId=1079

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No need to be.
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Playing an intensive game, or using an intensive program?
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2) Will it harm your computer? No.
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