04-21-2010 08:05 AM
I recycle for schools and associations, the computers of a large French group (more than 2500 pieces per year). I'm having a recurring problem with the HP D530 SFF (never with other models, even as old as D51). The power supply is plugged explodes when the power cord. I tried everything, drying power supply with a hair dryer, open the D530 to make temperature, nothing works! I've lost over 100 and it's a disaster! In addition, we feel a certain fear by connecting the power supply because the term "exploding" is not exaggerated! Can you help me or show me a trick to avoid this?
04-21-2010 09:32 AM
This is a known issue with this model's P/S. There isn't anything you can do about it.
The issue seems t be some kind of glue they used for presoldering a connector which somehow shorts out the circuit board after a few years as the glue retains moisture when the PC has not been in use.
There are many related posts on this problem such as these:
04-21-2010 12:59 PM
I am desperate with my 2200 D530 SFF computer in the park that I had to redistribute to schools ... I have complaints from teachers that it happened with children 2 / 3 years in the classroom! It's really sad and shocking! I'm going to sort my D530 model seeking the most dangerous.
Thank you for your able assistance.
08-08-2011 10:55 AM
We are experiencing problems with exploding/sparking/smoking Power Supplies on D530's in an elementary school. Starting school in two days and machines that were fine in May are now blowing up when we start them up and we are afraid to turn anymore on. HELP??
08-08-2011 12:10 PM