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Unlucky insect fries PC power supply and explodes self

Scorched circuit board provides a clue

Wondering if there was a loose screw under the circuit board, he pulled the board out. He found this scorched arc point. And on the inside of the power supply case...

Credit: Reprinted with permission from Rod Shelley

By Bill Detwiler

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