my dell power supply explode when i plug it

July 22, 2011 at 16:27:24
Specs: Windows XP
my dell pentium 4 expolde when i plug it....even it set to 115 volt or 220 volt...
im here in philippines....
my dell is optiplex gx 620

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#1
July 22, 2011 at 16:35:55
Messing around with the the voltage switch on a power supply is a very good way to make it explode.

As the mains power in the Philippines is 220V it should have been set to 220v and left there and not moved under any circumstances. Setting it to 115v then feeding it 220v will kill a power supply stone deed.

You are going to need a new power supply at the very least and just hope that it didn't take the motherboard out with it.

Stuart


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#2
July 22, 2011 at 18:41:37
You can't explode them more than once.

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#3
July 23, 2011 at 03:34:54
Guys - there may be a communication problem here.

Jofel - I would first check the power supplies internal fuse.
You may be lucky in that it has blown, and replacing it is all that is required.

*DISCONNECT* the computer completely from the supply before opening.

As Stuart advises, you must it set for the correct voltage and no other.

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#4
July 23, 2011 at 13:45:13
I still say you can't explode them more than once.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
July 23, 2011 at 13:58:21
Perhaps it could be another internal component in the power supply exploding for the second explosion.

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#6
July 23, 2011 at 14:47:31
Perhaps as the OP is from the Philippines, English is not his first language and is not familiar with the past, present and future participles of the English language as a native English speaker might be. Put a 'd' on the end of explode and it takes on a whole different meaning.

Stuart


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#7
July 23, 2011 at 17:23:19
I speak some Tagalog. He can re-post.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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