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Windows 7: Spilled beer on Power supply and it made crackle sound and rebooted.

22 Apr 2013   #11
Kari

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Joke? Where?

A true story: Some time ago I sent some Bud Light to a laboratory in an unmarked container, to really find out what it contains.

Week and a half later I got an answer: "Your horse has diabetes."


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22 Apr 2013   #12
tech24

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Joke? Where?

A true story: Some time ago I sent some Bud Light to a laboratory in an unmarked container, to really find out what it contains.

Week and a half later I got an answer: "Your horse has diabetes."

lolol very nice. Well ty you guys for the help. Hopefully it's fine now.
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22 Apr 2013   #13
Kari

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Most important is not to take any unnecessary risks. A PSU must be handled "respectfully".
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22 Apr 2013   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Joke? Where?

A true story: Some time ago I sent some Bud Light to a laboratory in an unmarked container, to really find out what it contains.

Week and a half later I got an answer: "Your horse has diabetes."
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22 Apr 2013   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tech24 View Post
...Well next day I took it to work and opened it up and used compressed air can gently on power supply from inside blowing some dust out and cleaned it a bit with some cloth...
I'm glad you were able to get in and out of the PSU without mishap. Opening a PSU can be extremely dangerous due the potential for a possibly fatal discharge from the caps inside (while not common, people have actually died that way). If a PSU is suspect, it is much safer to just replace it. Your life is worth far more than any money you might save.

A PSU failure can take out computer components. Residual beer (or whatever someone may want to call it) may cause failure later rather than sooner. PSUs aren't cheap but, then, neither are the rest of your computer components.
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22 Apr 2013   #16
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tech24 View Post
...Well next day I took it to work and opened it up and used compressed air can gently on power supply from inside blowing some dust out and cleaned it a bit with some cloth...
I'm glad you were able to get in and out of the PSU without mishap. Opening a PSU can be extremely dangerous due the potential for a possibly fatal discharge from the caps inside (while not common, people have actually died that way). If a PSU is suspect, it is much safer to just replace it. Your life is worth far more than any money you might save.

A PSU failure can take out computer components. Residual beer (or whatever someone may want to call it) may cause failure later rather than sooner. PSUs aren't cheap but, then, neither are the rest of your computer components.
Very well stated Lady Fitzgerald. I mentioned it but failed to mention the extent of the danger. While there were responses to this we did so in a joking manner, no one really explained the danger of PSU's. Edit..Kari did too, just noticed after looking again.
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22 Apr 2013   #17
tech24

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks guys again for replying. Even though is was working fine my gf expressed her concern with me getting a new PSU so that I don't end up damaging anything else just in case. Went out and replaced the 500 watt with a 600 watt (TR2). Going smooth. Thanks all. I have too much respect for the PSU to even mess with it anymore.
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22 Apr 2013   #18
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

At least you have a better PSU and a backup now!
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22 Apr 2013   #19
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tech24 View Post
Thanks guys again for replying. Even though is was working fine my gf expressed her concern with me getting a new PSU so that I don't end up damaging anything else just in case. Went out and replaced the 500 watt with a 600 watt (TR2). Going smooth. Thanks all. I have too much respect for the PSU to even mess with it anymore.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
At least you have a better PSU and a backup now!
I'm thinking I might spill a beer now
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22 Apr 2013   #20
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Lol, this thread has made me laugh, not because of the bad luck of the OP, we all spill beer occasionally I am drinking one right now and it's well away from my PC. But some of the comments made me laugh, like what brand of beer was it

Good advice from Dude on not messing with a PSU, the capacitors in these things can be deadly.

And glad you got a new PSU, a wise move I think.


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