it was like gas the fire, just a flame rolling around the top of it, and going out, leaving a bit on the circuit board glowing very brightly where the cause was and it had white and black crap on it. and a room full of smoke that smelt disgusting.
Luckily Seagate say they will get a replacement to me within 2 - 5 days (says on the site.)
I want to know what caused it though. The splitter's wires are the correct way round. the PSU was a cheap one, but it didn't take out any of his h/w...
Cisco CCNA, Comptia A+, 1/3 through CCNP