Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:30 AM
But, next time, for anyone, if this happens, use a hair dryer!
on low-heat-setting, it'll dry your PSU excellent, after drying it, rinse it with distilled water and dry again, otherwise it might get rusty, which sucks too...
Ow, and btw, is it a SolidState PSU? If so... please throw it in the bin, your SSC's are most probably damaged, they are excellent, until just the slightest of environmental influence goes wrong.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 01:04 AM
On edit, it was back in May 2007:
PC Power & Cooling isn't the biggest brand in the business, so I wouldn't even be surprised if you hadn't heard it. What they are is renowned for building some of the most reliable, best PSUs in the business - at quite a price. A 750W PSU (not modular) will run you $200 USD before shipping, and the usual dollar equals pound pricing strategy applies for those of you in the UK.
The acquisition should be a great fit for OCZ Technology, which has largely built more "mainstream" enthusiast PSUs. Though it's products almost always well-built and a great price, they're not usually known as being the best of the best - they're designed to be the best at a particular price bracket.
The addition of PC Power & Cooling should give the company some great advancements in its power regulation, while sharing some convenience tech (like modularity) with its acquisition. OCZ Technology intends to keep PC Power & Cooling's brand and product, turning it into the company's premium line. This could be some great news for the PCP&C brand, because it will now get OCZ's excellent marketing reach.
Edited by eniparadoxgma, 05 December 2008 - 01:06 AM.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 01:09 AM
still, my cleaning procedure stands
Posted 05 December 2008 - 02:21 AM
I don't believe they are waterproof and water usually washes out any lubricant, so I wouldn't be putting any distilled water on it either.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 02:54 AM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 03:50 AM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 04:03 AM
A PSU shouldn't have any residual voltage-
the motherboard will store some in it's capacitors, but unless there is a storage source, like a capacitor or battery, the voltage is lost when the current is turned off
Posted 05 December 2008 - 03:23 PM
Edited by stormrosson, 05 December 2008 - 03:28 PM.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 05:34 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:11 PM
Cleaned it all out, including fan, which I tested separately, and was working fine. Blasted both sides of circuitry with hairdryer for quite a while, in fact, heatsinks were too hot to touch lol.
Reassembled unit in anticipation and used a PSU tester on 24pin line to try out.
I can hear all the sniggering before I reveal the result..............
Not a big one, but it popped and took the plug fuse with it.
I'm now going to microwave my head.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 10:29 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:04 PM
from a uk site, they quote the price as 125 or so pounds
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