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Old 04-02-2005, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i wanted 2 open a power supply its been in a box for like 3 months is it still dangerous?????
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Old 04-02-2005, 10:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i wanted 2 open a power supply its been in a box for like 3 months is it still dangerous?????

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Old 04-02-2005, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well what do u want to open it for, i dont think that it would be to dangerous ive opened up a few just to change the fan and get all the dust crap out you should be fine
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Yes, why do you want to open it ? I wouldnt reccomend it.
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shouldnt be and the worst shock youll get wont hurt. I opened up one that was plugged in (i know im an idiot) and i accidentaly touched a capacitator and it gave me a mild shock. should be prett safe.
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as long as the power supply isn't plugged or you let it discharge for 5 mins after you unplugged it than you should be fine. I've seen a guy get electrocuted by a power supply that was plugged in before. he said it was extruciatingly painful.
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i shocked myself on a capacitator and it wasnt bad at all ya i know im a dumbf%#@
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It's safe if it isnt on that long, capacators dont hold a charge that long
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shouldnt be and the worst shock youll get wont hurt. I opened up one that was plugged in (i know im an idiot) and i accidentaly touched a capacitator and it gave me a mild shock. should be prett safe.
ha. That's weird tho, cuz i've heard that the shocks from them could be deadly!! Wow.. I'm about to put one on ebay- would it be unsafe to ship?? It's been unplugged completely for at least a week or two.
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Hooking a fan up to it would drain it of all it's power. You wouldn't see the fan move of course, but it'd still drain the tiny bit in there.
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