plugged dell computer into the wrong voltage

June 4, 2009 at 00:21:25
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a Dell computer and recently arrived in Germany. I did not realize that the power source switched from 110 to 220 until I plugged the CPU into the 220 socket. Could it be the power souce or have I fried the mother board?

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June 4, 2009 at 01:23:45

it might have blown the power pack (sometimes fused to stop any damage to the pc) so its worth a trip to a local pc shop where they can test it for you and if ok buy a new psu.

Ive done it once with a wrongly set Voltage psu and got away with it depends if the psu has a fast blow fuse.

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June 4, 2009 at 04:49:24
You're asking in the wrong forum. Try General Hardware.

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June 4, 2009 at 11:22:32
Does the computer have a red 110/220 switch? If it does, and you didn't switch it to 220, then you've killed at least your power supply.

If there's no switch, then the power supply should automatically sense line voltage and adjust itself.

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