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Current version by: Kyle Wiens ,

Title:

Accidentally plugged into 220V outlet, what can I do?

Text:

My husband accidentally plugged this computer into a 220 V outlet.  There was a loud pop and a spark at the base of the computer.  What might be the best bet for attempting to fix it?  Replace the power supply?  Based on your experience, does this ruin more parts (i.e. logic board)? I want to know if it's worth spending the money trying to replace the power supply, or if that money should go toward a new computer.

Device:

2004 iMaciMac G5 17" Model A1058 EMC No.1989
2004 iMaciMac G5 17" Model A1058 EMC No.1989

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open

Original post by: Danielle ,

Title:

Accidentally plugged into 220V outlet, what can I do?

Text:

My husband accidentally plugged this computer into a 220 V outlet.  There was a loud pop and a spark at the base of the computer.  What might be the best bet for attempting to fix it?  Replace the power supply?  Based on your experience, does this ruin more parts (i.e. logic board)? I want to know if it's worth spending the money trying to replace the power supply, or if that money should go toward a new computer.

Device:

2004 iMac G5 17" Model A1058 EMC No.1989

Status:

open