PSU plugged into 220 volts exploded

By chase24
Oct 25, 2008
  1. my mom bought me a pavilion elite m9350f pc as a gift for my bday. the moment i unpacked the box and plugged to the outlet, the back of the cpu sparked with loud bang and smoke. i thought the voltage was universal that i can plug it to 220v but i didn't know i have to switch it at the back of the cpu, turns out that the local settings was in 110 volts. i looked inside the cpu and peeked in the power supply unit, i see melted wire skin and burned copper. i don't see any physical damage to other components.

    my questions: is it frequent to other people when their psu explodes other components will get broken? or let's say that the new psu worked and the whole cpu works, will problems starts to come out after long term use?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I'd say PSU affected only

    You can only replace and see from there

    But normally just PSU (Power Supply Unit) only
  3. chase24

    chase24 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    how about in long term? will problem arise? will the exploded psu shortens the lifespan of other components?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    We cannot answer hyportheticals

    It is unknown

    Also, I removed your other exact same post, please do not create duplicate posts
    There is also no need for any further replies here

    Replace the PSU, and then test (you can reply back then :grinthumb )
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