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Power supply smoking

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hamish159, May 10, 2009.

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  1. hamish159

    hamish159 Thread Starter

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    Ok,so i was using my pc this moring and i started to smell something funny. Few minutes later smoke started coming out of he fan at the back of the power supply.

    In a panic i pulled the power cable out ad opened window. about20 min later i tried to start up my pc again. everything was booting fine and normally but smoke was still coming out of the fan at the back, what should i do? I dontwant to keep my pc on and see if the smoke stops cuz im pretty sure its poisenous or something.
     
  2. Hughv

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    I don't know if it's poisonous, but this is a bad sign.
    If the smoke is coming from the Power Supply, you need a new one. Don't turn the PC on again until you've replaced it.
     
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