I have an old OC from college (15 yrs old)
It was custom built and were it still working I would count it as still powerfull.
Anyway, the fuse kept blowing so I replaced the power pack but the problem persists.
I want to get it repaired but I have some risque pics of my girlfriend at the time (now my wife) that I would rather not have some computer tech looking at.
Can I remove the harddrive and still get it repaired?
Loose terminals may cause the voltage to drop, but the PC still demands upto 300W, 500W, 750W or whatever, depending on how powerful a rig it is. So the current has to go up, maybe exceeding the fuse rating.
Moulded mains leads are sealed, so fixing a loose terminal or even a partly broken wire is not possible, Replace the cable as a precaution.
Mains socket faceplates can be unscrewed from the wall (with electric off at Consumer Unit) and the terminals checked for tightness and the copper conductors for integrity and damage. A stranded wire may only be connected by a couple of strands, for example. Or is completely sheared through at the screw terminal and is just touching.
But it's easier to just try another socket in a different part of the room and many people don't like, or are incapable of, 'messing with electrics'.
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