RE: random crashes

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On Sat, 2011-02-26 at 16:12 -0700, compdoc wrote:
> There are no dangerous voltages inside the PSU as long as
> the power cord is unplugged from the wall.

Wrong!  In a country with 240 volt mains, the big capacitor in a
switchmode power supply may have around 400 volts across it.  For 110
volt countries, it'll have a lesser, but still significant voltage.

It should drain away when unplugged.  But that doesn't happen instantly.
And, if the power supply has a fault, it may hold a charge for longer
than you might expect.

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