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Discussion in 'Help Forum' started by BudIcePenguin, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. BudIcePenguin

    BudIcePenguin Peasant

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    So, I was setting up a performa 7300 computer, with a G3 accelorator card and PC card, and everything seemed hunky-dory. Unfortunately, this was my first time setting up a computer in the UK and I forgot to check the power setting ^^. Silly me, I fried the power supply on that thing in about .05 seconds. There was a lot of smoke, a very bad smell, and a heap of trouble. Bottom line--I need a power supply for a performa 7300 for under £115 including shipping in/to the UK! If you have a performa of a similar model (ie, the 7600, which is similar in all respects but a different video card) that you would be willing to sell for cheap or get the power supply out of, I would gladly buy. Or if you happen to know of a place that will auction power supplies in the UK, lemme know! Right now I have an expensive paper weight.
     
  2. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Bummer. Ya, before we got there my dad and I went out to get a 220 to 110 V converter (computers, monitors, and most computer related appliances can handle the different cycle frequency). There are Apple Repair Centers in the UK though, look yours up.

    --Haite
     
  3. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    that's gonna be a pricey power supply. prolly not cost effective... that's if it's only the power supply that got fried. sometimes they take the board with them.
     
  4. BudIcePenguin

    BudIcePenguin Peasant

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    It looks like it was only the power supply, since there was only one loud spark and theres one clearly blown up piece, which is inside the power supply. I think it blew a transformer, since the fuses are intact and everything seems okay after the supply. The motherboard looks fine, but it still might have been hit, thanks for the heads-up jake. In my online ventures, Ive found lists of all apple repair shops in the UK, so if anyone should need em...
     
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    Mentosman24 Peasant

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    You fried you comp. That really sucks.
     
  6. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    this thread is a month old mentos :rolleyes:
     
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    Vokbain Peasant and Donator

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    :laugh: @ Mentos
     

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