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black socket, the right side pin on my PSU burned HELP!!

by molife11 / March 5, 2012 4:09 PM PST

The black socket behind the psu burned the pin's color turned brownish-black. The cable I had was not properly inserted is the reason for it getting burned Sad

SO now I need to find a way to get it don't without spending much. Kind of like if I replace those black socket itself or something by soldering is it possible. And how is the process done.

Or any other recommendation you have.

Thanks a bunch.

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an image added
by molife11 / March 5, 2012 4:19 PM PST
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You need another AC socket
by Willy / March 6, 2012 12:33 AM PST
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The item while an AC socket is also called an EIC type. Of course, any used or salvageable socket from another powered AC item similarly equipped will do. This is a fairly easy DIY fix provided you want to do this. Any computer repair shop or electronics source will do. If you really want this bad as in now, simply clip the current AC cord and splice it in and isolate it well.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Re: black socket, the right side pin on my PSU burned HELP!!
by gdmellott / March 5, 2012 5:10 PM PST

Picture did help clarify your problem. If your are reasonably handy with a soldering iron and have an old or failed PSU; then the problem is quite surmountable. I'd make sure you replace the cord (end) also; as It is likely just as badly burned. Since I cannot see precisely how badly burned, I'd say replace the socket wiht a new one. If one can readily polish the contact back up (with a Q-Tip and WD-40, or lightly working a paper fingernail file or the likes) and it has the same shape as originally, then doing that and replacing the cord (end) may be sufficient. The cord end is harder as it needs to have some slight springiness along with it being a clean metal surface for it to be a stable connection and not do the same thing again (or otherwise fail to serve your computer).

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thank you for replying
by molife11 / March 6, 2012 2:42 AM PST

can you link me to a solution of cleaning it I had a taught of doing the same rather than changing the socket. Could you help me to get any of these "-Tip and WD-40, or lightly working a paper fingernail file " you recommended. I' can buy it online if required just tell me the tools required.

Thanks man

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AC proper fix
by Willy / March 8, 2012 1:44 AM PST
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IMHO, cleaning and such isn't going to cut it. This is a "safety issue" and if you proceed then think in the end you replace the effected components. You're dealing with direct AC, so I wouldn't take the easy way out if I were you. I offer this reply as serious as it should be taken as. -----Willy Happy

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Whatever you decide, but don't forget that
by Steven Haninger / March 8, 2012 5:01 AM PST
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the female end of the power cord is a goner. As Willie mentioned, you can hard wire it if you're handy. You'll need a grommet designed for the OD of the power cable that provides strain relief. You'll need a proper sized drill and a place to make a clean hole that matches the grommet. You'll need a diagonal cutter, a way to strip the wire and some basic soldering skills. Be very careful to note polarity as well.

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