01-14-2014 02:20 PM - edited 01-14-2014 02:35 PM
I shipped my HP P7-1490 from the US to Europe and connected it to the 230V net. Of course I forgot to switch the power supply to 230V input and got rewarded with nice blue sparks and a burned smell. (I know, I'm an idiot). After inspecting the power supply, I think it's definitely a goner (a few burned components and a blackened PCB). I'm not a computer illiterate, but I have a few questions as what to do next:
- could this 230V surge have damaged my mother board?
- which power supply can I buy to replace the stock HP power supply? (I would also like to overclock my system)
- can you provide me with some instructions to connect the new power supply without blowing up my motherboard as well?
Thanks for your answers,
01-14-2014 03:23 PM - edited 01-14-2014 03:25 PM
Saying your in Europe is a little vague. See here for a UK PSU
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