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PSU problems. I think

By Pheryllt
Aug 22, 2006
  1. Ok my story starts last weekend. I was plugging in my tower pc and I turned it on, when I reached back to plug the Phone cord in I got the shock of my life Literally.
    My computer is electrified throughout the whole metal frame, anything metal shocks me.

    I tried some things to find out the problem, like:

    1) Use a different surge protector.

    2) Use a different wall socket.

    3) Use a different power cable.

    4) Even used a different monitor

    Nothing worked, so I came to the conclusion its my PSU (short or something)

    Im hoping for some proffesional opinions, becasue I dont want to replace my PSU unless I have to.

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Take the psu out of your system and place it on an insulated surface. Go and see this thread HERE on how to test your psu. Once the psu is running, test the casing with a volt metre to see if it`s live. If it is, you need to replace the psu. If it`s not your psu that`s causing the problem, make sure your mobo isn`t shorting on the case somewhere.

    Regards Howard :)
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