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OMG.. Like just 4 minutes ago I thought I just killed my rig. Well one of the molex connectors on my psu was broken, and I think 2 of the wire ends touched or something, but all I know is im thankful I had NOTHING on that wire. I turned my computer on and SMOKE just hordes of smoke just came out. I could barely see my green led on my mobo! I just yanked the psu cable out and tried to find what just did that... I thought it was my HD at first because of where the smoke came from, but it was the molex cable behind it.. Geez so scary.. The things like deformed now too. Well im thankful nothing died though! Most horrible thing that happened to me.. Ever... :***:
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post #2 of 4
i'm not gonna be able to sleep tonight

i need a night light!

well i'm shutting off my comp before i go to bed now lol
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Thanks to quick thinking all is OK I hope

That bring me to my idea. I my self have a couple of unused molex plugs and thanks to your post. I am definitely going to rap them with electrical tape or heat shrink.
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lol it makes smoke.. really.. really.. really freakin fast, like crazy amounts. And yeah, everything is ok.
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