View Full Version : Re: Problems... about the motherboard and power pack :(

24-12-2002, 03:25 PM
Hello People :)

I find out that there wasn't anything wrong with the computer or the power supply. It was actually the 5 power sockets that went faulty, some luck uh. Well, I'll just like to thanks again for everyone's help :) , thank you.

Thank you

Billy T
24-12-2002, 04:58 PM
Hi ConCon

Was that a five outlet multiway box? The cheap ones (and some not so cheap) have a real problem with earth connections failing. Sounds like that was the problem for you.

When this happens, the metal chassis of your computer floats at up to 230 volts ac because the filter components at the input to your power supply don't have a ground reference. It is a high impedance connection to the mains but enough for you to feel a twiddle if you are earthed elsewhere.

Good news anyway, you get to see Father Christmas and live to fight another BSOD filled day:D


Billy *<8-{) :)

24-12-2002, 08:58 PM
So it called a outlet multiway box uh.

Thank you Billy T