Smoke coming from Tower

August 17, 2011 at 11:44:40
Specs: Windows 7
I have a Dell Desktop that is about 3 years old. It is my business computer so it stays powered on for days at a time. Yesterday, the computer started smoking and will no longer start up. I opened up the tower and cleared the dust. There doesn't seem to be any internal burn marks or anything like that.

Do I need to just replace the power supply?

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August 17, 2011 at 11:50:41
Since you have to start somewhere, that's as good a place to start as any.
Get one with a higher wattage output than the one it's replacing.

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August 17, 2011 at 13:27:28
Why can't you turn it off when it is not in use? Better still put it and all the wall warts it has on a power strip and turn it off when not in use.

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