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brandons

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A few days ago my HP Slimline desktop cut off without any warning. It would turn back on, but only for a few seconds before it died again. While tinkering with it, I made the mistake of changing the voltage on the power supply. After I did this, the computer would no long turn on at all, and I could smell smoke in the PSU.

So the thing is, I know the PSU is fried now, but what are the chances that that was the problem in the first place, and/or didn't take anything with it when it fried?

Is there anyway to be sure?

Edited by brandons, 28 August 2010 - 01:22 PM.

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Hi brandons :)

Sorry to hear about the problem.

So the thing is, I know the PSU is fried now

You will have to replace the PSU. Get 1 that is better wattage than what you have because they are usually underpowered.

but what are the chances that that was the problem in the first place

Very good chance. But it could also be other things as well.

and/or didn't take anything with it when it fried

It could just be the PSU, and it could take out anything that it controls.

I'm thinking you may have a possible short.
Switching to 230vac is if the supply power from the outlet is 230 vs 120.
The output from the PSU is DC voltage on both the 120 and 230.
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so there's a good chance that it could be only the power supply? buying a new PSU would run me about 90 i guess, but a motherboard for these stupid slimlines are costly, if that is also the problem

should i give up on it?

Edited by brandons, 28 August 2010 - 02:17 PM.

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