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#1 Sandy

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 19:38

Hi guys, earlier i was cleaning my graphics card and putting it back in then I accidently dropped a screw into my Antec 650 watt Power Supply Unit, then I thought it would be a clever idea to use my magnetic screwdriver and put it in to get the screw back, however stupidly I had forgot I had left the main power cable plugged into the PSU and when i stuck my screwdriver in, I got a spark and my screwdriver got burnt as well, now my computer isn't booting up when I press the power button, Is my PSU dead? Could it be fixed if it is?

Thank You :)


#2 nekkidtruth

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 19:39

I'm gonna go with....I should think so.

#3 CentralDogma

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 19:46

If it’s any consolation, even if you did unplug it, I’m pretty sure a PSU holds a charge when unplugged, so it would still be fried. :)

#4 n_K

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 20:40

Not necesserially, all PSUs are required (AFAIK) to have an internal fuse in them so chances are you've blown that, it might be a simple pull-up one or it might be soldered to the board. If you were lucky then that's all you've blown, if you're unlucky then you've made the PSU dead.

#5 Haggis

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 20:48

your lucky ur not dead!!!

#6 n_K

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:08

your lucky ur not dead!!!

All modern power distribution boxes (in houses and offices in the UK anyway) have RCDs built into them, if they detect human contact it will shut off all the power at the box and the person that made it trip won't recieve quite as nearly a bad shock as if it didn't trip!

#7 Haggis

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:12

lol i got a shock off of a guitar amp, unplugged it and all then touched the capacitor lmao

#8 ViperAFK

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 13:30

shoulda just taken the psu out and turned it upside down and shaken it.

#9 Detection

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 13:39

Stuck a screwdriver into a live PSU......darwin award goes to...