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GeneralLet the smoke out Pin
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Turning on my setup this morning (basically microtower, display, sound thing)

nice little bang and flipped the sub and main home circuit breakers.
Anyway, I already guessed it was the semi-cheap sound system, but carefully checked the more valuable bits first - no probs.

Yup, 'twas the sound thing, or more accurately the power adapter (even before opening it I knew)
Ppened up the adapter - tiny shrapnel, slight board burn near a very telling gap between 2 severed at board level legs where a diode [I think] used to live.

Ordered a new adapter, better quality $25 (one with genuine medical grade safety cert #)
- yeah almost as much as whole a new unit, and yeah: could've had a new cheapo adapter for $9,
but I feel safer with the better quality adapter than with another fire hazard.
(and if the unit itself is toast who cares, I'll buy another same, and use my new adapter - the one I got fits no nicely almost completely out of sight in a small space behind the monitor.)


It's usually them adapters that worry me most, cheap, crap, (probably 1$ or less bulk OEM)
- but they're also the bit that closest to the 240V hurty hot pixies so not to be ignored.
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