Monday, May 07, 2007

You Can't put the Smoke Back In

The saga of my sad PC continues. Tonight, I replaced my old power supply with one Kleiner-One-Niner gave me (what a guy). I unplugged all the cables on my old one, unscrewed it, and yanked it out. I fastened the new one to the case, plugged all the cable back in, and hit the power button. Crackling sounds and smoke began to pour out of the case. I yanked the plug from the back and inspected the damage.

It turns out, I plugged a cable in the wrong way. It was a small, four-pin power cable that ran to my front-side sound panel. Normally, these plugs have guide wings that force the inattentive user to plug in the cable one way only. Sadly, this card doesn't have any and I was the inattentive user. When I plugged the cable in, I was off by one pin... and that one pin apparently didn't like being left out.

The worst part about all this is the power supply doesn't fix the problem I was having. The computer still randomly reboots and sometimes won't even post when being powered on. More investigation is necessary...

The damage:


(Click for a close look)

8 comments:

Chad said...

ahh... PCs.

Macs wont do that cause there insides are made of jelly! And Jelly doesn't burn! YEE HAW!!!

Anonymous said...

Dismantle and then remantle the rig in exactly the same opposite order in which it was originally built. Let me know of it.

Kleiner-One-Niner

Matt said...

Kleiner-One-Niner your advice is a guiding light in an otherwise dark and bleary world.

Anonymous said...

See.... macs get better all the time. What flavor is the jelly?

I heard that the biggest problems with macs happen when the user gets the munchies.

ET

Mandy said...

Technically, Macs are PCs now. So that would make them gummy on the outside and crunchy on the inside.

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