View Full Version : snap/crackle/pop power supply

The Piper
08-21-2007, 10:42 AM
Was sitting watching TV last night when I heard some serious arcing...whipped my head around and caught a pretty nasty light show from the back of my "puter. On closer inspection it seems my power supply fried in a nasty way. Now, the "puker" was turned off and plugged into a power bar. Is this the way power supplies fail, or did I have a once in a lifetime failure? Is it likely that my hard drives, CPU and the rest got fried?? Kind of gun shy now... Thoughts/theories??

08-21-2007, 06:10 PM
I have seen it all and yes some do go up in smoke. my advice is don't buy a cheap one as they don't last and have less protection to other components when they go.