[pcductape] Re: ... and now the Power Supply went up in Smoke

  • From: "Emery, David" <demery@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 20:33:10 -0500

Carl: Most of the computers I work on are at terminals (Petroleum products)
and I have to strip the machines or the fans will stop in two months at some
of these locations! I understand and I do not always do good cleaning on my
own equipment. :>)

-----Original Message-----
From: Carl [mailto:ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 8:13 PM
To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [pcductape] Re: ... and now the Power Supply went up in Smoke


Hi David,
Hi Michael,
 
I'm not making light of your problem;  just to say I've been there.   Over
the past 15 years I owned several computers and I sorta treat my computer
like my car;   I drive it til it quits, with regular oil changes of course.
:-)   Yes, I know the techs tell us to open the case and clean the dusk &
dirt & stuff out but I don't;   seems there is always something else more
important than to clean my computer.   So, I end up buying a new fan or new
power unit on most of my units and so far, I've not lost valuable data.   Of
course I did learn some years ago to backup, backup, backup and now I've got
a problem trying to decide which backup do I keep and which do I discard.
:-)    And the way I learned to swap out my fans and power units is to find
my computer on the Internet and find the cpu display (eBay.com has a lot)
and take a screen print and find the unit and go far it.   Nothing venture;
nothing gain.   :-)
 
Good luck.   I wish I lived in the country.   :-(
 
Carl
 
 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Emery, David <mailto:demery@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 7:01 PM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: ... and now the Power Supply went up in Smoke

That is normal for a power supply to let go if the fan stops or it fills up
with dust, they should be cleaned every three months or establish a
periodicity  based on opening and cleaning fans and processors fins and
fans. You should have a least a 250 watt power supply. Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael [mailto:zhar_ptitza@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 6:38 PM
To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Subject: [pcductape] ... and now the Power Supply went up in Smoke


Sorry for disappearing like this. I turned on my PC
Monday night and smoke started to come out of the
Power Supply. I turned the machine off. I live in the
country and just got into town to get some
computer-fix-it books and to check email on the public
computer. 
Thanks for all your help. Hope to be back soon.

Andy

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