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Experience:  AC/DCElectricity / Relay and apparatus/circuit reading/ 30 yrs Bell South
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Hi,I am just wondering why my computer reacted with two

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Hi, I am just wondering why my computer reacted with two loud explosive sounds after being turned on. It had been switched off for a month. The computer had a burnt smell afterwards. I wonder if the power outlet on the wall is related, as this outlet has a dent just beneath and appears to be leaking some liquid. There is also a snaking line extending from the outlet indicating perhaps an issue. I have attached photographs. The outlet was connected to an extension power outlet with three additional plugs. Thanks.

Sounds like the trouble is in the computer.

If the other appliances, lamp whatever
are working then the outlet is fine.

Do not try to turn the computer on and unplug
it .
The fact that the problem happened when you turned the
computer on means there is an electrical problem in
the computer.


The marks on the wall could be coincidence
from high humidity in the room. Which also could
have caused the computer problem.
It is also possible that it is just a problem with the m

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thankyou. Could there be a cause for the liquid draining down, there is definitely a streak of liquid from the outlet.



If the room is not used often moisture couldcome from a change in temperature. Check around the top of the wall for leaks. Machinc
If there is a leak or high humidity the moisture in your computer could have shorted it out when it powered up. Other signs are a stain in the ceiling or windowglass is wet.Machinc
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