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Old 07-23-2005, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am living in Germany right now, and I plugged in my power supply into the 220v power outlets they have here, and forgot to switch the power supply over to the correct voltage. A loud pop and a large flash later the PSU was smoking. My question is, are all the components that were connected to it most likely fried, or hopefully just the PSU. I am buying a new power supply tomorrow, but I would like to know in advance what the chances are of salvaging the rest of my computer.
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Old 07-23-2005, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is some chance that it is just your PSU, as that could of gone with the incorrect voltage, and a circuit breaker if the voltage is too high. Have a sniff around/look for burnt marks.

You will soon find out.
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Old 07-23-2005, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If it was a decent PSU, then you should be OK. Next time get one that auto-detects voltage, then you don't have to worry.
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If it's a good PSU your likely fine, as the output power does not change as the input power changes.
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