i found a fuse inside my pc , and i dont know

April 7, 2011 at 08:01:00
Specs: Windows Vista
my pc needed cleaning . i took the sides off an got
a brush 2 dust the fans
as i was cleaning i found a fuse an now my pc will not come on at all.
where is it from , an how to put it bac
please help

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#1
April 7, 2011 at 08:15:10
the fuse probably came from the power supply

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#2
April 7, 2011 at 09:48:55
thanx 4 that m8 , but ive opened the power supply unit and i cant 4 the life ov me see any place it mite even go

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#3
April 7, 2011 at 13:51:37
How would the fuse have fallen out of the PSU in the 1st place? Opening a PSU can be extremely dangerous. The capacitors can hold a charge for a very LONG time - touch the wrong thing in the wrong way & it will discharge right into you!

How about posting your system specs?


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#4
April 7, 2011 at 19:43:27
Where was the fuse--just lying loose on the bottom of the case? What kind of fuse? Was it blown?

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#5
April 9, 2011 at 06:19:35
it is just a simple 3amp fuse that u put in any household plug , i might ov knocked it out when i was dusting the fans , its an old pc - emachines e4506 , even the web site support cant tell me wher its from

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#6
April 9, 2011 at 09:00:08
The only possible place the fuse may have been is in the power supply and that amperage doesn't seem high enough for a line voltage fuse. I would guess the fuse was loose in the case for some unknown reason.

The reason your computer won't start may have nothing to do with that fuse.

Try re-seating all the cards and connectors. Did you use a vacuum cleaner on the computer?

edit
Before you go poking into the power supply again I suggest you depress the start button on your computer a few times with the computer unplugged from the AC.


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#7
April 9, 2011 at 21:50:37
Is it a glass fuse:

http://photos1.fotosearch.com/bthum...

As already mentioned, your PSU will have a fuse--usually a small glass fuse like the above. If that''s where it goes there should be an empty fuse holder inside. Or, if the fuse has leads then it's meant to be soldered in

But it's unlikely the PSU fuse just 'fell out'.

Motherboards used to (and may still) have a small inline keyboard fuse that looks like a small resistor. If that blows your keyboard doesn't work. Other than that I don't recall any other fuse mounted on the motherboard.

Could there be anything else in the case that might be fused?

Maybe you've got some little kids running around the house? More than once I've worked on a computer that had something odd shoved in the floppy drive or other available openings.

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#8
April 15, 2011 at 05:46:10
cheers guys , ive only got the cd drive and the media slots , maybe the kids

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#9
April 15, 2011 at 05:50:40
hi , thanks pal , yes i did use the hover , with a little brush on the end

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#10
April 15, 2011 at 05:55:18
If you used a vacuum cleaner on the hardware you may have damaged something from Electro Static Discharge.

You seem to be in over your head. Perhaps you should seek the help of a repair shop.

If you post all your hardware specs or the FULL model of your computer we might be able to help more.


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