I built a brand new computer from the ground up this January, the people on this forum were extremely
helpful and generous.
Four days ago I my computer mysteriously turned off while I was asleep. I thought maybe someone had shut it off for me or something of the sort, but when I went to turn it on the status light, telling me the computer was on came on, but nothing spun up. I then turned off the PSU and let it sit for about 10 minutes, came back later, flipped the switch and everything was fine.
This happened again while I was asleep the second day, and during the day on the 3rd day.
But today, it powered down completely while
I was using it, and I began to smell a "firework smoke" kind of smell wafting from the back fan on my power supply. I was getting nervous, so I checked the connections and slot for any burns, melts, and residue as per the other threads I found.
I have not tried to turn the computer on again (though I suspect it would boot) due to the assumably shortening up-time my power supply is providing.
My PSU: Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W
1.) Is it dangerous to run the computer with my dangerous power supply? (I'm assuming so.)
2.) Is my power supply sufficiently done for, or am I doing something wrong?
Thanks so much. All help is appreciated