[help] When I plugged my power cable in my pc, it sparked. [help]

Discussion in 'Power Supplies and UPS's' started by Tcf38012, May 24, 2011.

  1. Tcf38012

    Tcf38012 Geek Trainee

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    When I plugged my power cable in my pc, it sparked and it won't turn back on. The voltage was correct.

    anyway to fix it plz?
  2. violetblueskies

    violetblueskies Big Geek

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    i've had this happen to me before.
    it sucks when some power supply's don't have the flip switch to prevent that from happening.

    test your power supply first.
    read this site to tell you how...
    just get a paper clip and bend into a U and stick into the neighboring green and black to see if the power supply turn on.
    good indicator is if the fan spins up in the power supply.

    if the power supply is good then it could have been a power spike and reached into the motherboard itself and blew a small component fuse on the motherboard.
    i couldn't tell you how to fix that if that is the case. even if the power supply checks out okay, i would still go get another power supply and test to be sure the motherboard is bad.

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