Yesterday when I was having fun Twittering and Facebook-ing, some very strange things happened. There were this 'crick-crick-crick' sound came from the back of my CPU. First I thought it was the issue of the power supply unit where the connection of the cable was not secured. So I went and looked at the back of the CPU.
Suddenly, an explosion happened. Blue sparks came out from the back of the CPU followed with some whitish smoke.
|Some things are best to explode massively.|
I freaked out and almost shat in my pants. But due to the fact that I have went to the toilet earlier to empty my mobile organic sewage tank just enough to give ways for the remaining solid waste to accumulate for the next routine tank-clearing session. So instead I changed color and rolled myself into a ball like an armadillo does (I wanted to bury my head in earth but my floor is made from concrete and to dig a hole up is just too tiring and time-consuming) for some time.
When I cooled down, I decided to open up the power supply unit (PSU) where I suspected the smoke came from. I didn't care about the guarantee because it expired ONE day before this happened. What luck.
|Completely naked, baby.|
Above is the view of the power supply unit. Everything looked fine until I took a finer look at it.
|Kick ass large capacitors. They zap.|
Above are the capacitors meant to regulate the electric output supply to the computer, assuring regulated and tuned power. As you see, there is a brownish smear on the circuit board. Hm, this could be the main reason the PSU went boom. But why?
|Something had clearly messed these twin up.|
I kept looking at the failed area of the circuit board until I finally decided to look what was hidden beneath it. The reasons why circuit board fails are generally failing electronic equipments or power surge and short circuit event.
And then when I opened up and lifted the board up, I CURSED frantically.
|Electrically-roasted reptile for tonight's dinner. Take it while it's HOT.|
This was a closeup of the little bastard who claimed the lives of my PSU and then itself. The fella was literally fried very well from 500W worth of power.
|That doesn't look so nice, does it?|
Above is the view of the base of the PSU where the electric sparks took place. I just can't imagine just how the lizard died, but I am very sure it was very fast and shocking.
Due to this very unfortunate event, I have to buy myself a new PSU and is showed in the picture below. The computer now is up and running again, and I am now back online.
|EXTREME Power Plus. Bunyi macam ubat kuat.|
The power supply unit cost me MYR225.00 though.