Help! Plugged in my eMac.. BZZZZAP!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 50voltphantom, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. 50voltphantom macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2011
    I went to start up my new-acquired eMac again today and when I plugged it heard a big buzzapp! and then....nothing. Any ideas on what happened?

  2. 50voltphantom thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2011
    Ok, it got really hot on one of the power supply components. Crap. I hope it didn't fry anything else.
  3. crewkid89 macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2011
    United States
    Go to a hardware store and buy an outlet tester just to make sure something isn't wrong with the wiring in your outlet. One time I plugged a computer in at a new apartment that my family had moved into. The outlet had been wired backwards or something and the power supply actually managed to catch fire. Afterwards we had checked it with the tester and that was how we found out.

    Most likely it was a fault in your emac's power supply that caused it but you should make sure something didn't happen to your wall outlet prior to that or in the process.

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