Some friends of my parents called today and mentioned their computer died. They were typing and it just, flat out died. It had been shut off for an hour by the time they called and they said there was heat coming from the rear fan, and that the screws in that area were even hot. They got ZERO response when they tried to boot up the computer. They tried other outlets, etc. Most definitely a fried PSU.
The computer is a 3 year old Emachines. How would I know which PSU to get? Would I have to go to Emachines.com and run the serial number through so I can get a visual of exactly what parts are in the computer, find the PSU style, and go from there? Or would it say on the side of the PSU if it's ATX or whatever?
I wonder if it's a proprietary PSU... wonder how I can figure that out for sure...
Also, the pin connectors. What are my options, what do I look for, and how do I know which type of pin connector that this Emachines has? When I built my computer, it just matched up and I had zero problems so I never asked questions. I probably should have.