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Can some1 tell me what the giant metal thing is inside a PSU? it appears to be a heatsink, I checked the voltages before touching it, but still received a terrible shock...
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post #2 of 33
touch it with a VOM ( multimeter) not your hand.
its a heatsink, probably a dual purpose...heatsink and conductor.
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yup it a heatsink
and I been shock by it too

not fun
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touch it with a VOM ( multimeter) not your hand.
its a heatsink, probably a dual purpose...heatsink and conductor.
i did check it with a VOM on both AC and DC, showed nothing so i went to work on it, and that hurt,...

And 6 Amps hurts like a mofo
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Um, what did you touch?
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HOLY COW...... NEVER EVER mess around in a PSU.. the voltages stored in there are DANGEROUS and can kill you. Its just not worth it.
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Um, what did you touch?
sound like the big with tall thing in the psu that has the chips at the button

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HOLY COW...... NEVER EVER mess around in a PSU.. the voltages stored in there are DANGEROUS and can kill you. Its just not worth it.


I'm still here
and I can't remember of how many times I been shocked by a psu

and I been shocked by a 350w delta psu befor
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 2/7/11 at 8:23pm
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Um, what did you touch?
There is a large piece of aluminum screwed to the board has some fins that stick off.. i checked it with my VOM, but apparently not in the right spot.. upon closer inspection.. i noticed the black things screwed onto the back... so im assuming it also servers as a conductor... but what scares me is that there is no insulation between that and the cover... so if the cover got dented somehow.. it would arc onto the outside and fry components and maybe even you...

stupid newton Electronics. I am fortunate it was only a whimpy 90w power supply
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sound like the big with tall thing in the psu that has the chips at the button




I'm still here
and I lost count of how many times I been shock by a psu
yup that thing
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I am officially retiring on fixing PSUs.... oh well.... anyone know where i can find a Newton Electronics 90w for a Gateway E-1400?

Im pretty shaken up about this... i have been shocked with AC currents before.. it hurts.... im lucky because it really just felt like an ordinary wall socket jolt...
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Intel i7 6820HK Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 Nvidia GeForce 980m Hynix DDR4 2133 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB HGST 7K1000 7200RPM Windows 10 x64 Home Edition IGZO-IPS TrueLife 400 nits UHD display Dell 240W AC Adapter 
CaseMouseAudio
Alienware 17 R3 Logitech G502 Proteus Core Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 7700k GIGABYTE Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming EVGA GTX 1070 Hybrid Gaming 16 GB G-Skill DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsuning 960 Evo m.2 PCIe SSD Corsair H100 Windows 10 Professional x64 27" Samsung S27D590C Curved 1080p monitor 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" AOC I2757FH 1080p monitor Coolermaster QuickFire TK Coolermaster V750 Corsair H440 Black/Red 
MouseMouse Pad
Fallout 4 Steelseries Rival Hyena Agenda 18" mouse mat 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5-3570k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Gigabyte GTX 770 Superclocked Windforce Gigabyte GTX 770 Superclocked Windforce 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX T1 G-Skill Ripjaws Sandisk SSD Hitachi Desktar 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda Green Western Digital Asus DVD-RW Corsair H100 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair SP 120 Quiet Edition (x2) Bitfenix Spectre Pro LED 140mm White/Red Bitfenix Spectre Pro LED 120mm White/Red (x2) Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
AOC I2757Fh 27" IPS LED 1080p monitor Dell E207WFP 20.5'' TFT LCD monitor CM Storm QuickFire TK Cooler Master V-750 Modular 80 Plus Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Storm Stryker Roccat Savu HyenaAgenda 18'' gaming mat JVC HA RX700 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Logitech G930 Wireless Headset Sound Blaster Z JVC RX-6000V 500W receiver Bose Acoustimass 3 Series III 
OtherOtherOtherOther
SMK LINK Bluetooth 4.0 +EDR Adaptor Logysis Red 12" CCFL Belkin n52te speedpad Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710 
Other
Logitech Extreme 3D Pro 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6820HK Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 Nvidia GeForce 980m Hynix DDR4 2133 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB HGST 7K1000 7200RPM Windows 10 x64 Home Edition IGZO-IPS TrueLife 400 nits UHD display Dell 240W AC Adapter 
CaseMouseAudio
Alienware 17 R3 Logitech G502 Proteus Core Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di 
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