Power supply failure

  leeposh 20:57 29 Mar 2003
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I have a Tiny PC, where the power supply has failed. I have considered buying just a new power supply, but am uncertain whether other components have been damaged through the failure. We know the hard drive is ok. Could anyone advise whether other components could have been damaged,and therefore is it worth the risk of just buying a new power supply or building a new computer.

  graham 21:05 29 Mar 2003

The simple answer is other components could have been damaged, you are the best judge of that. When it failed it 'may' have created an excess voltage. If you buy a new PSU, you can always use it when you build a new PC.

  alben 21:20 29 Mar 2003

My psu failed recently due to a surge on the mains ( I now have anti surge protection )I fitted a new psu and all was OK. Often it is a fuse inside the psu that blows these are usually soldered but not always, if you are handy with a soldering iron could be worth a look.

  jimv7 23:39 29 Mar 2003

As the majority of tiny pc's have a non-standard psu, expect to pay dearly for it.

  A15 23:51 29 Mar 2003

When my PSU went it wiped out 128mb memory.

  DieSse 02:29 30 Mar 2003

Things may or may not have been damaged. I've seen both situations. You'll never know until you try a new power supply, or check out each component individually in another system.

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