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post #1 of 11
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Alright to catch up read the storm topic at the off topic section.

Now i've checked all of my devices, and connected as little as i could.

I'm not powering up my pc before i get a new psu, because 220V going through my case can't be good for anything.

I really just wanted to plug in my speakers and got shocked the full blast.

So facts:

Rain fried my:
Monitor
Vacuum cleaner
Marantz vintage hi-fi amp (not sure about this one)

Turned on computer after blowing it dry and making sure nothings black thats not supposed to be blakc

Boot up windows, found my sound did'nt work and checked behind the case.
I plugged it in and got shocked a full blast of 220V

So my guess is something seriously messed up in my PSU

Now i have a surge protector in my wall socket and i think this is preventing anything from going KABOOM!.
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post #2 of 11
If you have another computer to check the other internal components you might want to do that aswell to see if the shock damaged any of them.
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post #3 of 11
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I haven't got anything compatible.

I mean everything still pata, but my rams ddr2, while other pcs have sdram,ddr1 and so-dimm
My psu is the best in the house and the second best is 320W with connectors that don't fit.
I'm also the only one with a pci-e port.
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I haven't got anything compatible.

I mean everything still pata, but my rams ddr2, while other pcs have sdram,ddr1 and so-dimm
My psu is the best in the and the second best is 320W with connectors that don't fit.
I'm also the only one with a pci-e port.
can you put the 320watt psu in your rig and see if it starts up
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post #5 of 11
Don't power up again without letting everything dry toroughly. Best take your pc apart and leave the components to dry.
Must still have some remaining traces of water left here and there.

Good Luck, hope damage is not to extensive
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Well my mobo has a 24 pin connector while that psu has a 20 pin connector so it won't boot anyways.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pir View Post
Don't power up again without letting everything dry toroughly. Best take your pc apart and leave the components to dry.
Must still have some remaining traces of water left here and there.

Good Luck, hope damage is not to extensive
good advice.
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post #8 of 11
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Yeah, they said it would be 25C tomorrow meaning it'l be 30C on the room i let them to dry.

You're right about the drying, but most of it splashed on my monitor and my pcs under the desk, so there did'nt get that much in there.

At least i was pretty sure it was dry.

Im gonna call insurance tomorrow and at least im hoping it's covered.
Or else this is going to be an expensive month.


All right it's 22:00 out here, so i'm gonna relax take the darn thing apart and see what it does tomorrow.
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post #9 of 11
Leaving it out to dry usually works, Have done it with a Gameboy, a cellphone and a Mp3 player, so don't see why it wouldn't work on a pc.
Beeing you got shocked means that there is a current running on the outside of your case.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by tlan View Post
Marantz vintage hi-fi amp (not sure about this one)
Ouch, some of those are worth big bucks

Do make absolutely sure all is dry before powering up... have patience!
    
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