Can my computer be fixed after a fuse has been blown?

Question

I have an IBM Aptiva from 1997, which I just brought over from Canada to France. I plugged it into the wall, without first switching the power from 115 to 230, and there was a loud BANG and then the smell of something burning. Did I blow a fuse? Can this be fixed?

Answer

This question was answered on August 26, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Mostly you did blow a fuse, it can be fixed if there no real damage done to the hard drive, if it blow more than a chips and drives in the computer then are going to have to get that repaired.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 26, 2003