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    PSU Help

    Hey I have just bought a new psu for a dell computer it is set at 115 by the switch on the back... is this right or does it need to be at the 230?

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    230, will go bang on 110. Why they send them out set at that voltage I don't know!

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    should be 230 - just double check it's designed for UK and the model number matches the one you are replacing

    You will smell if you have the wrong voltage set

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    thought it was, just wanted to check, the origional psu that was in was set at 115 thought that maight have been why it went bang in the first place

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    put some glue in the switch to stop them being flicked in furture

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    most new dell PSU's don't come with the switch anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neon View Post
    thought it was, just wanted to check, the origional psu that was in was set at 115 thought that maight have been why it went bang in the first place
    Yes if the little cherebs set it to 110 then turned it on it would kill it.

    Why can't they just all autorange on the voltage I do not know.

    Ben

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    Ok so i fiitted the new psu and set it to 230...got all excited pressed the power and... nothing happens... how can I tell what is wrong? Could it have wrecked the motherboard?

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    very possible that it's blown the mobo, CPU, RAm

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    Checked the lead/fuse?

    Ben

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    note to self make sure you switch it on

    hahaha its friday!

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    well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by neon View Post
    note to self make sure you switch it on

    hahaha its friday!
    We've all done that before, either switched on at the PSU but not the mains or the other way round.

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    think this is one for the things that make you go Doh
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAckroyd View Post
    put some glue in the switch to stop them being flicked in furture
    I spoke to dell regarding putting glue on the power supplies to stop this happening.. They said that if i was to do this then bang goes the warranty, so now if someone flicks the switch they pay for a new PSU.

    Simple.

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