What causes a power supply to blow up?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by _DM_, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. _DM_

    _DM_ OSNN Senior Addict

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    What causes this problem?
     
  2. Ice-Freezer

    Ice-Freezer Guest

    power surge
    bad outlets
    using 110 watts in a 230 watts outlet or reverse
    short curcuits
    psu wires stuffing up
    and many other things :)
     
  3. _DM_

    _DM_ OSNN Senior Addict

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    aight
     
  4. scriptasylum

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    ... also running a PS close to its max ratings continuously. Have had first-hand experience with that. :)
     
  5. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Or you can be like me and just get a bad one right out of the box that blows up, shoots sparks, and scares the piss out of ya! :)
     
  6. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    or

    or if it just doesnt like you!:p
     
  7. Kush

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    see

    see urs didnt like u coming out of the box:p did u handle it without love? of did u call it any names?:D
     
  8. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    I think, now dont quote me, but if you were to pour water on your psu it can cause it to do nasty things.

    Another tip from Your Friendly Neighborhood [PseudoKiller]
     
  9. XP Abuser

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    failure of components:) There you go psuedo no quit hassling me:mad:
     
  10. PseudoKiller

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    WTF is a 'compents' ??
     
  11. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    large quantities of water, and also screwdrivers shoved in some of the holes doesnt help

    Not sure on this, but dust clogging the air intake would lead to a v hot PSU which could cause failure
     
  12. XP Abuser

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    i open up my psu and clean the thing out trust me a favourite retreat for dust-bunnys
     
  13. PseudoKiller

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    HEY dust bunnies are cute and fuzzy... they keep your system warm so that it dosent get the chills at night.
     
  14. XP Abuser

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    they also s**t on the COMPONENTS and in mating season which is just around the corner they start to mulitiply
     
  15. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    mine havin been goin @ it like crazy.....really need 2 boot em out:p
     
  16. XP Abuser

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    id put a few bear traps in there thatll sort em out then torch it :)
     
  17. Kush

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    i think

    I think he meant competants or components:)
     
  18. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    LOL :D They sure do! :D
     
  19. PseudoKiller

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    Re: i think

    SEE !!! even you didnt know... I thought you knew everything... or at least you act as if you do.. <hehe>