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Be careful with power supplies

Post by 0phidian on Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:54 pm
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http://www.techspot.com/news/50474-teen-electrocuted-while-salvaging-parts-from-a-computer.html
http://www.kctv5.com/story/19767067/teen-electrocuted-while

Interesting story i came across. I was always told not to mess with monitors because they hold a charge after they're unplugged, but I had never heard of this. I wonder if he was just removing the power supply or trying to take it apart.
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Re: Be careful with power supplies

Post by weekend hacker on Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:33 am
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likely the result of touching a loaded capacitor inside the power supply.

Full details haven’t been released nor do we know why he opened the power supply to begin with.

Seems he was trying to take the PSU apart, probably to salvage the fan.
This is why you don't ignore warning stickers.. :\ darwined.
Shitty way to go though. And sad that authorities are now "urging" people not to try and salvage old parts from a pc.. the problem wasn't salvaging parts, it was ignoring warning labels and opening up those parts to get a silly fan.
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Re: Be careful with power supplies

Post by pretentious on Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:54 am
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read this in one of the comments
What I always do after unplugging is press the power button on the computer to drain the remaining electricity

never thought about that
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Re: Be careful with power supplies

Post by Cerebral Bore on Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:11 pm
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any time your dealing with caps or anything that has some you have to be shore that their diss-charged and i doubt it was unplugged from the wall.

i deal with used PSU all the time and i highly doubt it possible to do what happened off one that's unpluged
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