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Yes, the power supply exploded. The computer had been playing up and regularly the keyboard or mouse would not work (sometimes other peripherals).
It appears that I had overloaded the power supply as my nice new mouse and putting in an extra CD drive had causes more power consumption.
So if anyone has a problem with peripherals working intermitantly, check your power supply before the same happens to you!
Mine cut out a couple of times a few weeks ago when I tried to defrag, was OK after a while. A friend who's a tech said they'll cut off when they overheat and suggested I vaccuum it because they collect dust.
I just got a new optical mouse and there haven't been any problems so far. Still afraid to defrag, though.
So I'm currently experimenting to see how I get on using my mouse with my right hand, it opens a whole new world, I can now eat while looking around the net
My wife’s uses the Microsoft optical mouse but again only right-handers can use it due to the additional buttons where the thumb goes.
If you have any info pls drop me a sticky