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Might have blown my psu.....

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by da-dude, 30 Sep 2005.

  1. da-dude

    da-dude What's a Dremel?

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    hey all

    Earlier on today i was doing some mods to my shuttle, cutting a side panel, putting sleeving and spiral wrap on wires, and fitting new zalman vga cooler to grafix card. Having done all this i then put everything back, only to find that nothing happens when i try and power up.

    Im pretty sure ive blown the psu, because i tried that green wire, black wire trick, and nothing happens but a faint clicking noise comes from inside the psu, near the installed 40mm fan.

    Also, i think the problem happened when i was using some heatshrink on the cable sleeving; i never sorta realised how hot a hairdryer could get and before i knew it the psu cover was red hot, could i have burned something inside???

    thing is, im off to uni on sunday morning, and would really love to go with a working pc. The psu is a shuttle one, from a sn45G. what can i do??? is it done for??
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Hmm... Smells like you might have fused the two PSU wires in the braiding somewhere. It's almost definately a short by the sound of it, got another system to test the PSU on?
     
  3. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    "faint clicking noise" - perhaps a wire is stuck in the fan?
     
  4. da-dude

    da-dude What's a Dremel?

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    i doubt its a wire stuk in the fan, as the fan is at the opposite end to the psu to where i was working on.
    I might have fused a wire inside the psu, at the point where the wires come out of the casing, as this was where the hottest part was. Shall i open the case and see inside what i can do?? problem is this voids the warranty doesnt it:p
    and if i do open it up and find a fused wire, do i just unfuse them??
     

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