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User couldn't open documents or turn on PC, still asked for reference as IT expert

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Re: her fault for being impatient?

"Not that there aren't still a lot of poor PSUs these days, particularly for consumer networking kit and similar."

A friend rang up to say their PC wouldn't power up. I was going through the usual checks - then the user suddenly went "oops!!". They had interpreted "switch it on" to include frustratedly flicking the on/off switch several times until there was a blue flash.

Stripping down the PC showed that the Enermax PSU had a vaporised fuse. Whatever had caused the problem was pretty drastic. Out of everything in the machine - only the fan had not been irrevocably killed.

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