Posted 26 May 2013 - 21:24
Hey guys, So I found out the other week I have a serious illness, I'm told to just relax, take it easy, do what I enjoy in the meantime.
So I spent some money on a new Graphics card and I've been enjoying myself for a few weeks, Today I couldn't manage to get up to my room so set up my PC at a bed downstairs, When I plugged it in the ****ing thing blew, PSU went and Smoke started coming from the Motherboard also.
Then I spent an hour figuring out what else was wrong and ordered new parts (can't afford to but what the hell).
I set up my laptop and plugged my monitor into that; turns out my Samsung 2232BW has also decided today he's going to be a dick an has developed this (apparently common) "flickering issue" I can't be that unlucky?
My concern is this, could the PSU blowing and frazzling my motherboard also have ruined my new Graphics card? and also caused the flicker problem with my Synmaster? It was all working perfectly before I moved the system downstairs, no change in any of the power unputs, everything was delicately moved.
I don't want to splash out on a new monitor so I'm ordering a repair kit in the meantime.
I did my best to work out what else was ruined, but could someone share anymore knowledge on the whole power issue, how can I tell if it has blown other things? I have a power tester, could anybody advise me on what to test specifically to find out the problem? also does anybody have first hand experience with the Samsung problem? I tried to see if anyone else had this problem preceding a PSU blowing.
I've ordered a new power supply and a monitor repair kit (capacitor replacement) but I'd even just like to have this post here in the case I do find out it has caused this and someone else can search and find this post for help in the future.