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    Here's the story:

    One of our HP desktops is still under extended warranty from Future Shop (Canada).
    Now if the same component of the computer needs service or replacement 3 times, then they'll replace the entire PC ~!!!
    Which means we'll get a free PC upgrade since they'll give us a brand new PC listed at the same price right now as the price when we originally paid for the old one.

    The PSU already died on me once so I only need to fry it two more times.
    What are some good ways of frying the PSU without opening it up?

    hehehe...

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    Damn, we neglected to make a forum dedicated to illegal and/or immoral practices.. our bad!

    Too bad, I had a good response for that one..
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    a) is there a little red switch on the back? flick that for fun.

    b) stretch out paperclip. Insert into PSU. LET GO. turn psu on. It'll either jam the fan so it can't move, or short something else out. Water is also effective.

    Note: Anything done to a PSU to make it fail is pretty damn stupid and done at your own risk.

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    :shh: You could always hit it with a hammer...:hammer:
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    We have the same policy in our shop. :D
    So from time to time we get to fry a few computers and replace them with new ones. But the good parts (read CPUs Hdds DVDs) get "donated" to the tech that destroyed, err.....Diagnosed the problem, yeah thats it! Diagnosed. hehe;)

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    so then help the poor guy.
    tell him a fre of your secrets to fry the PSU...;)
    though this is quite a funny thing :laugh:
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    well I go for gold. I just pull of the heatsink and enjoy!
    Sometimes just for fun I make it suffer a little longer by using a compressor to blow air onto the CPU.
    I found that a 400Mhz processor costs us about $450!!!!
    Since $400 is a limit in parts before repairing, I just do that.
    If its AT Powersupply, just reverse the cables.

    But for blowing a PSU I like to just put in a regular hanger (or anything else to stop the fan) and wait. Its gonna get hot and die. But it takes too long.
    getting a few cables caught in the fans also gets a replacement. and is a lot safer. make sure you get the 12v or 5v ones. I got a nice little 120mm fan just for that purpose! BTW dont power on the PSU and do that! Use another one to power the fan. I use old AT one.
    Cracking a core on the Athlons works too.
    Or you could just get something to short out the 12 or 5 volt rail with the ground in the molex connector. I got 2 female molexes cross linked for that.
    Damn Im evil.
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    hope this gives you some ideas.


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    :hammer:

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    Quote Originally Posted by [size=6
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    The PSU already died on me once so I only need to fry it two more times.
    What are some good ways of frying the PSU without opening it up?

    hehehe...
    Take a large frypan and add oil of ya choice and preheat the oil till it starts to splatter and then drop the PSU into it, plus do each side for 10mins. :devil win

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Take a large frypan and add oil of ya choice and preheat the oil till it starts to splatter and then drop the PSU into it, plus do each side for 10mins. :devil win
    You're thinking small. McDonalds got them deep friers that go to waste on fries. Just hold the cord and dip! Repeat as nescessary! :rofl:

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