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Old Dec 27, 2008, 2:28 PM   #1
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well gang... as I was sitting at my computer this afternoon getting ready to logon, I heard this funny little poof noise, then I noticed a plume of smoke coming from the back of the computer! I jumped up and started pulling plugs and wires out of the back as fast as I could.:G I'm hopeing it was just the power suply and I'll be back online soon.

I'm on a friemds computer right now so I can let you know that I'm not ignoring you, I'm just broken. :?Hope to be back on in a few days.

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Old Dec 27, 2008, 2:33 PM   #2
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Well, at least it wasn't the camera! You had me afraid to open the thread. It certainly does sound like a power supply. Looking forward to seeing you back soon and more photos from your new camera. I know I'm loving mine.

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Old Dec 27, 2008, 4:59 PM   #3
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Ouch! Well, it sounds like a good time to upgrade your computer. If it's any consolation, one of our XM radios died today. Now we need to decide whether we just get another separate unit to plug into the OEM car radio or buy a third party radio along with a separate receiver.
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Hi GW,

This may sound wierd, but I'd change out the power cord and the socket that it's plugged into. I just spent a month trying to figure out why my main computer would pop and shut down or reboot spontaneously on a periodic basis. It was driving me crazy, and the power cord was the least expected source -- who ever suspects a heavy duty power cord that doesn't get moved or abused. . .

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thats bad news hope you get it sorted soon

if its accompanied by a strange lingering smell, then it normally is the PSU
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Old Dec 28, 2008, 6:13 PM   #6
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Good news!
I got it fixed, a friend of mine had a spare power supply laying around and gave it to me.

got it installed and back up an running in about 20 minuets this evening.
thank goodness for friends! :-)
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