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About a 2 or 3 week ago my coumputer died, so i was using her computer. I hooked up some drives that I know where working and when I did, they stopped working all of a sudden.

well shortly after that, I put in my 2 580 on wc in the computer and her PSU is only 500 watts, so I used mine to run everything.

well I got my Haswell in, and build so I took my PSU back, and we hooked stuff back up for her, and I put in an extra 1tb HD. Well I started getting get a small electrical shock when I would touch the metal part of her case. The case was bent near the MB tray. So I thought that electricity was jumping across from teh MB to the MB Tray and which would shock me.

So I moved her computer to an MountianMods case i had, and its fullly metal. Well, seem to stop for a short time then i started getting a small electrical shock again. So I quit messing with her computer (I was installing Win7 on the 1tb HD).

The computer set for day or so, well I went to turn it on the computer last night and the 1tb HD was dead too, and i also got a small electrical shock again. Does it sound like the PSU is shorted out? Because the MB seems to keep working and so does the DVD rom.

Sorry for the wall of text.
Edited by Darkshadow74 - 6/10/13 at 5:57am
    
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post #2 of 19
Could you structure your post a little better? Some parts were a little difficult to understand. redface.gif
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Darkshadow74 View Post

About a 2 or 3 week ago my coumputer died, so i was using her computer. I hooked up some drives that I know where working and when I did, they stopped working all of a sudden.

well shortly after that, I put in my 2 580 on wc in the computer and her PSU is only 500 watts, so I used mine to run everything.

well I got my Haswell in, and build so I took my PSU back, and we hooked stuff back up for her, and I put in an extra 1tb HD. Well I started getting get a small electrical shock when I would touch the metal part of her case. The case was bent near the MB tray. So I thought that electricity was jumping across from teh MB to the MB Tray and which would shock me.

So I moved her computer to an MountianMods case i had, and its fullly metal. Well, seem to stop for a short time then i started getting a small electrical shock again. So I quit messing with her computer (I was installing Win7 on the 1tb HD).

The computer set for day or so, well I went to turn it on the computer last night and the 1tb HD was dead too, and i also got a small electrical shock again. Does it sound like the PSU is shorted out? Because the MB seems to keep working and so does the DVD rom.

Sorry for the wall of text.

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post #4 of 19
Well theres a problem with electicity ... either with the psu or the home.
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post #5 of 19
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Well theres a problem with electicity ... either with the psu or the home.

Well I have an full metal case too, and i am not getting shocked and both computers are on the same outlet. and I didnt get shocked when I was using my PSU in her computer, it was only when I put hers back in. but if its the PSU would it not take out the MB too, not just HDDs?
Edited by Darkshadow74 - 6/10/13 at 6:14am
    
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post #6 of 19
ok so it's definitely the psu. Now why it did not fry the mobo I have no clue. It seems that the disks were shocked though the case.
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post #7 of 19
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ok so it's definitely the psu. Now why it did not fry the mobo I have no clue. It seems that the disks were shocked though the case.
Yeah doesnt the stand off protect the MB? so if there is a short that allows electricity to flow to the outter PSU case, then it would flow through the case?
    
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Originally Posted by Darkshadow74 View Post

Yeah doesnt the stand off protect the MB? so if there is a short that allows electricity to flow to the outter PSU case, then it would flow through the case?

that would be my guess too
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post #9 of 19
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that would be my guess too

I did a Meter test on it and yeah there is a current running through case and so I put a meter on the PSU, and it does have the exact same current running across the PSU so I ordered a new one.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkshadow74 View Post

I did a Meter test on it and yeah there is a current running through case and so I put a meter on the PSU, and it does have the exact same current running across the PSU so I ordered a new one.

What did you order?
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