Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎01-14-2014
Message 1 of 2 (190 Views)

Power supply for HP P7-1490

[ Edited ]



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,


Posts: 6,982
Member Since: ‎09-28-2010
Message 2 of 2 (180 Views)

Re: Power supply for HP P7-1490

[ Edited ]

Saying your in Europe is a little vague.  See here for a UK PSU

This system is feedback driven thru Solution and Kudo flags. It's the only means of knowing if you have been served.
Please click Accept as Solution, if your problem is solved. To say THANK YOU, press the "thumbs up symbol" to render a KUDO. You can render both Solution and KUDO..

Loaner: Envy Omen Windows 10 Home 64 4th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4720HQ + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB Discrete Graphics (8GB memory) 128GB SSD
Loaner: HP ENVY 8 5002 Tablet
HP Envy 8 5010 Tablet
(2) HP DV7t i7 3160QM 2.3Ghz 8GB
HP m9200t E8400,Win7 Pro, 4GB RAM, ASUS 550Ti 2GB, Rosewill 630W. 1T HD
Custom Asus P8Z87D, I7-4770k, 16GB RAM, WIN7 Pro 64bit, EVGA GTX670 2GB, 500GB HD SSD, Rosewill Blackhawk case and OCZ 750W.
Printer -- HP OfficeJet Pro 8620
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation