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PSU sparks


#21

That would cost as much as a psu lol and uplugging and discharging a psu is child’s play.

If you’re really too scared you can just go with the sniff test


#22

Did I say anything about “pay someone”?
Some people have friends with skills.


#23

Don’t you think op would have done that if that was the case?


#24

Charged caps are no joke. Ask me how I know. For the uninitiated, if you dont know what components do or what to look for anyway theres no real reason to open it up. Sniff test is not a bad idea though. If nothing is burned up though you could still have problems. Caps dont always go violently. You could just have a little bulge on top and it would mean a failure or near failure. Without an O-scope to test ripple you’d have no idea if it was working right or not.

To echo everyone else. Replace it.


#25

Even more evil are the Caps that bulge at the bottom and rise up off the board, without ever breaking their top pressure release.


#26

Doesn’t matter what I think about that. Since I don’t know it, I will recommend that first.
Especially if the alternative can hurt or even be a potential danger.


#27

Everything carries a risk even taking it to a “professional”


#28

Listening to your advice certainly does.

… moving on.


#29

I would not trust that PSU. Replace it immediately if you can. Even if you have to borrow money for a new one. Better than to have to save up for an entirely new system.


#30

The one I have cost me like 3 dollars at Wal-Mart
Her’s the thing, if you have an expensive system you wanna replace it
Me I would use it but I also game on really cheap hardware


#31

Power strips =/= Surge protectors. Its easy to conflate the two but most power strips only have overload protection, and no surge protection at all.