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Chapter 33. Understanding System Components > Eliminating Potential Hazards

Eliminating Potential Hazards

Before you go tinkering around inside your PC, you must be aware of a few potential hazards that exist. Most of the potential problems you encounter can be far more damaging to your equipment than to you. Except for the power supply, the voltage inside your PC is far too low to be a serious hazard to you, but it can cause very serious damage to the sensitive electronic components.

This is one caution we cannot stress enough! The power supply in your PC is built using low release capacitors and contains more than enough wattage to kill you even after it is turned off and the plug is pulled. Absolutely, positively, do not open your power supply under any circumstances!



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