I replaced my ugly whiteout painted secondary PSU with my dad's old 193 watt PSU that came in his Sony VAIO. I plugged it into my ungrounded surge protector (stupid idea), and then knelt down to touch my case. After about 3 seconds, I realized that I had eletricity runing through my hand. It took me about 5 seconds to figure out that I had plugged the PSU into a surge protector that was ungrounded and I quickly shut the surge protector off (the PSU dosn't have an on/off switch for some reason). After that, I plugged the surge protector into the only grounded outlet in my room, and the PSU no longer passes electricity through my case. I haven't turned my computer on since this happend because I am afraid that the PSU fried my hard drive (because it sits right on top of it in the front of the case), or other components. My computer was insulated from the ground because it sits on a wooden shelf on my desk (which sits on carpet on the second story of a 90 year old duplex with a wooden foundation). Should my computer be ok? Everything smells fine, and there are no visable burnt components.
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12/10/05 at 2:30pm