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    Re: Electrcal Testing: 50% Failures

    But they can't get inside the PSU which is the bit that is supposed to be tested, all the cable ends withing them are insulated.

    Using your PAT tester logic they should fail coz there are USB ports on the outside aswell

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    Re: Electrcal Testing: 50% Failures

    Quote Originally Posted by andy
    The PAT tester told me ours fail because the little darlings could get their fingers inside.

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    At best with ours as they are you could get a screwdriver through a hole, some parts you'd poke the HDD and break it, other places it's just nothing.

    Fingers wouldn't fit.

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    Re: Electrcal Testing: 50% Failures

    So? You can get your fingers into a video recorder, you just can't touch anything dangerous (unlike a toaster!)

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    Re: Electrcal Testing: 50% Failures

    Right, information is very thin on the ground but so far I've found out:

    Damage to casing can fail the appliance, but most places don't specify how much damage is needed, only here which says the damage must be a hole over 6mm within 80mm of live internals.

    As the holes are 7-8mm but at the front so more than 80mm from the PSU I think they should pass.
    Also, who's to say that the case is damaged at all? It could just be that the plastic covers have been removed but the case itself isn't damaged at all, just modified to prevent damage?

    I can find no legal/government legislation online anywhere with any help.

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