Help ! PC exploded!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kicking, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. I just ruined my PC! I took the HP Pavilion I bought in the States and plugged it in an 220V outlet in Europe then turned it on.
    I heard a big pop and smoke came out of the back. I made sure the PC was compatible with 220 voltage but I didn't pay attention to a little switch that needed to be on 230V( there is no instructions from HP in the manual or on the tower itself!) My monitor works fine .

    Do you think there is a chance I can have this computer repaired at a reasonable cost or at least recover the data on my hardrive? Thank you for your advice.
  2. you probably just blew the power supply.. i would try replacing just that before getting too worried..

  3. Make sure you get enough watts (300W is becoming standard minimum these days with faster chips) otherwise you'll blow another power supply...
  4. look on ebay foe a power supply