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So a capacitor I'm my psu blew today and I won't be able to get a new psu until at least Tuesday but I honestly can't wait that long without my pc lol. The capacitor that blew was rated at 680 micro farads and 200 volts, the problem is I only have 2 330 micro farads capacitors, can I connect them in series to double the capacitance and will the 20 micro farad short fall be a problem?
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Don't do it bro. The capacitors need all the energy they can get. Not to mention when the capacitor blew the board might have gotten a little damaged also.
    
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Don't do it bro. The capacitors need all the energy they can get. Not to mention when the capacitor blew the board might have gotten a little damaged also.
Well what would happen?
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Well what would happen?
Both capacitors would either set on fire or the PSU just wouldn't turn on. If you know how to handle a power supply(wear latex/rubber gloves if you can) then go ahead, it's probably already dead.
    
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Just don't do it and hope your system isn't fried. Or do it and make sure it is. It won't work. Only 330uF will be output.
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Well what would happen?
Boom, pop, probably followed by flames, most definitely followed by tears.

If the capacitors are still holding a charge, you also risk damage to yourself from the charge, if they are still holding any.
    
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Both capacitors would either set on fire or the PSU just wouldn't turn on. If you know how to handle a power supply(wear latex/rubber gloves if you can) then go ahead, it's probably already dead.
I'll try it and turn it on by bridging the green and black motherboard cables
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Boom, pop, probably followed by flames, most definitely followed by tears.

If the capacitors are still holding a charge, you also risk damage to yourself from the charge, if they are still holding any.
I know its a bit of a stupid idea but oh well, ill earth it to discharge.
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I'll try it and turn it on by bridging the green and black motherboard cables
Have a fire extinguisher ready.
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Boom, pop, probably followed by flames, most definitely followed by tears.

If the capacitors are still holding a charge, you also risk damage to yourself from the charge, if they are still holding any.
He's buying a new one anyway. My personal method of killing a PSU is attaching 12V to ground via a paperclip. It messes up the cables, looking like a snake who ate a deer(little bulges start appearing everywhere) then the connector melts and falls off. After that the cable just melts until the paperclip ends.
    
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