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HELP floppy connector melted with smoke on corsair vx 450

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Hi guys so I was testing out some old hardware today and was testing drives and the such. When I connected my floppy drive and powered on the system I smelled a horrible burning smell and when I look they was smoke coming from the floppy 4 pin connector

I pulled the plug and waited for the smoke to stop, on inspection I found I had installed the cable one pin to the left to far. When I checked the wire I found the cable had overheated and melted the wires and even the sleeving and the whole strip of cables was hot as well, all the way down to the psu. I feel really stupid that such a small mistake could have caused such a thing. So has the happened to anyone else before? Te psu still works ( did not check the floppy cable of course) Is it okay to use?

Any help would be much appreciated
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I wouldn't try to use it until you have tested for shorts or something with a multimeter
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I wouldn't try to use it until you have tested for shorts or something with a multimeter
How do I go about this?
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How do I go about this?
Get a multi-meter and jam the ends into the pins on the PSU connectors.

Here's a link that may be a little more helpful though. http://www.ladyada.net/learn/multimeter/voltage.html
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Get a multi-meter and jam the ends into the pins on the PSU connectors.

Here's a link that may be a little more helpful though. http://www.ladyada.net/learn/multimeter/voltage.html
Thanks will test it later, has this happened to anyone before?
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Yep, done that before, those 4 pin floppy connectors are insanely easy to get wrong, and potentially explosive when you do. Blown a few junk PSUs up doing that before now.
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Yep, done that before, those 4 pin floppy connectors are insanely easy to get wrong, and potentially explosive when you do. Blown a few junk PSUs up doing that before now.
How do you get them wrong? Don't you just follow the plastic guides? I always thought they were suppose to go on the bottom unless said otherwise.
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How do you get them wrong? Don't you just follow the plastic guides? I always thought they were suppose to go on the bottom unless said otherwise.

Got it wrong but rushing and not checking twice, from now on I will always check floppy connectors twice
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