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    M1-ATX DC-DC caught on fire

    im setting up my carputer, been doing it for a while. im transfering files. from my brothers laptop to my carputer. and all of a sudden. fire. my psu is on fire. so i reach over and grab at the wires and yank them out burning my hand in the process. but i saved my carputer. im just hoping that i get my PSU replaced before to long.
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    Flame on, man. Were you near max watts with it?
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    Was it the wiring that caught on fire or was it the power supply itself?? Thatís kind of scary, good thing you were able to save your pc, hope that doesnít happen to me while my pc is in my car under my seat!
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    It's good to hear you're OK and the situation didn't get out of hand. If you get a chance, maybe post up some pictures and some more details. Lots of us now use the M1-ATX and I'm sure AndrewB will be keenly interested to hear/see what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rando
    It's good to hear you're OK and the situation didn't get out of hand. If you get a chance, maybe post up some pictures and some more details. Lots of us now use the M1-ATX and I'm sure AndrewB will be keenly interested to hear/see what happened.

    yes please do! that's scary. Glad you are ok.

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    it was powering a old 400mhz celeron w/ onboard everything and a 40 gig HP hdd. i also had a CD drive plugged in, but that was running off the ATX psu. the psu and the cd drive are fine, the mobo is fine, the fuse on the dc converter didnt pop, so i guess it wasnt a grounding out thing, it was the little black thing right next to one of the caps by the 20 cable plug. oppisete the jumpers for the delay timer. i got pics, but my laptop is being dumb at the moment, so i'll up em later. and those silly mini-box.com people dont anser there phones at 8:30 there time on a friday. so ima call them l8r.

    and ya, im fine, i kinda burned my finger when i grabbed at the psu to yank off the power, but nothing caught on fire
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    So you were using two power sources? What was powering your ATX psu (inverter, 120VAC)? Did you have it mounted to something, sitting loose? I guess the pictures will tell us more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmythecow
    it was the little black thing right next to one of the caps by the 20 cable plug.
    Sounds like you blew the thyristor. I have to replace switching power supplys all the time due to those suckers pooping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonewall78
    Sounds like you blew the thyristor. I have to replace switching power supplys all the time due to those suckers pooping.
    How did you determine that? Other than the caps, the inductors, and the connectors, every part on the M1-ATX circuit board matches that description.

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