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Power Supply Unit and other hardware


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tom2340

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Hi people,

Had a psu blow up lastnight, loud snap/bang, smoke!

Because of this will the other parts hard drive, motherboard, cpu, RAM etc be damaged?

How will I be able to determine this?

Just opend the power box, cant see anything obvious (intend to replace).

Thanks, look forward to your reply!

Tom
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It is always possible that when a power supply fails in that manner that it can take out other parts in the system which use the power.

The only real way to tell is to replace the power supply and see if things work or to put the parts in another computer and test them.

The power supplies are basically a single part unless you know what you are doing. Also, just replacing a part does not mean that it will fix it since it could be something else which cause the part to fail and the replacement part would also fail..
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The power supplies are basically a single part unless you know what you are doing. Also, just replacing a part does not mean that it will fix it since it could be something else which cause the part to fail and the replacement part would also fail..


Ok...So if I replace the psu and it also fails, what part(s) could cause a power supply to fail?
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I was talking about the parts inside the power supply.
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I was talking about the parts inside the power supply.


Thank you for the clarification.
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