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Old 11-29-2005, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Haha. Made the mistake of trying to modify a fan power connector on one of my older computers with METAL pliers with my computer LEFT ON.

I saw sparks, felt a little zap and my computer automatically turned off. However, I left it off for a few minutes, turned it back on, perfect.

Anyone know if my stupidity caused anything permanent I haven't noticed yet?

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Old 11-29-2005, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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prolly not...if it turned back on and worked fine

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Old 11-29-2005, 03:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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mine does that,.... if i cause a surge or something, it will turn off.. then I can turn it back on later...

I think it's just a safety thing(a timer or something) cause if I unplug the power completely, and plug it back in, it works right away
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mine did the exact same thing. It wouldn't turn on immediately after 'til I unplugged it and plugged it back in.
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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lol dam ur lucky with my crappy mobo (asus a8n-sli deluxe) im pritty sure my system would fry
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Old 12-02-2005, 08:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It is a saftey device built into the PSU, anytime one sees a surge like that or a short it will cut power to all the componets ASAP to protect them. Most of the PSUs you buy now have these even the $20 ones and stock ones you buy in cases.
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Old 12-02-2005, 10:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Haha. I usually have the nasty habit of messing with stuff while my computer is left on, usually 'cause I don't want to disturb my Bittorrent downloads or something like that.

I knew that the better PSU's protected components from surges, but mine's a cheap Codegen PSU, and I figured it'd fry everything anyway.

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