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My Case is so hot its on fire!?

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Not quite at least, but this is now a concern =x.

While I was finally getting around to at least trying to get the Acrylic windows in place, it stretched some of the joints a bit, I noticed a flash of light, thought it was light on ceiling... keep trying to get this thing in there... keep noticing this flash in the corner of my eye...

changed my position and give it a good push and in the area I was seeing this flash a small arc formed ... my hands were at my sides very quick =)

So I found out my case isn't only grounded its also energized ....?

I figure its a component somewhere energizing the case, not honestly not sure never noticed this problem before, only thought is my custom wiring job on switches for some fans and cathodes, but everything was sealed very tightly with electrical wire.
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Lets see some pics!
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Sheeeeeet!! Id check your cabling
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Actually about to post some pics in other thread that I just took of the case, I doubt I can get a pic of the spark... the fact people want pics makes me thing this is an anomaly, which worries me =)

kinda like my case belongs in a circus type deal, ya I'm going to open the case up, at least the side panel with all the extra wiring and see if anything went hairy, was daisy wiring a bit and custom modded the switch with off of the 12V molex, 2 of them, that go through military switches I got from MPC.

Reminds me I got 2 bottles of this UV red paint I bought and never used it =\\.. prob should get around to painting something up since my DSLR is so great at picking up the UV light looks amazing. Can post a couple pics, slow ass internet only 3/10 are uploaded.












The spark was in the top left hand corner on the window side of the case where the back plate and the top meet.

I guess I'm not a good ground cuz I ground my self on the case all the time due to my carpeting and my microfiber blanket, better then sitting down and having this buzzing going through my head to my headphones, or touching the volume and getting a nice shock.
Edited by Neokolzia - 3/9/11 at 10:30pm
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post #6 of 13
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tempted to go grab the multimeter and see what I'm dealing with.. could actually be serious I mean it was quite a spark, not the kinda stuff you see from a 9V battery.
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post #7 of 13
Im not sure how thats possible,
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you did unplug all the cables right?
post #9 of 13
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When I was playing with the case, no I generally do it superman style and grab the most conductive thing I can, and play operation =D.... I flicked a piece a tape and it landed on top of my sound card when I had the panel off... so what do I do, I grab a pair of scissors.

I'm not sure how its possible either I just know its happening.

I can't imagine the wires I did should be doing that since I wired both of them and they are both currently working perfectly, so I don't think any of them magically shorted out otherwise I'd imagine they wouldn't work.

And I'm not sure if a 12V off the molex is capable of making that kinda spark, and also capable of powering fans/cathodes..
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post #10 of 13
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Multimeter was inconclusive since I couldn't find the source I can't measure the voltage =\\..

Took the panels off checked the wiring, even the custom wiring I did, it is located in the middle not even in contact with the case, and not to mention 99.9% of the case is painted so making it even more unlikely for a connection to be made that strong at least.
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