Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > TV/internet/telephone  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 03.09.2007, 09:12
PC_Advisor
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Surge protector

Quote:
View Post
Can anyone tell me how to say "surge protector" in French? Interdiscount was recommended to me as big electronics store, but I couldn't seem to find them. I could only find what appeared to be plug-in strips labelled "interrupteur". Maybe those were surge protectors and they're just a lot smaller here? They're too cheap to be surge protectors, I think...

Ben
My experiences, only Jumbo and a few other DIY sell the proper surge suppression power bars.
If they are cheaper than CHF65, chances are, they are not what you need.
In French, (possibly one of the following)
suppression contre parasites, contre foudre, contre haute tension.
LOOK HERE

Last edited by PC_Advisor; 24.10.2009 at 00:10. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #22  
Old 06.09.2007, 20:53
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 99
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
BenK has no particular reputation at present
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

Thanks for the help. I found a small one in the post office, of all places.

In case anyone in the future has a similar question, it was labeled in the main Geneva post office as "protection contre surtension".
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12.09.2009, 22:33
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St-Prex
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
heatherg has no particular reputation at present
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

I've seen the word "Paratenseurs". Is this the same thing?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12.09.2009, 22:40
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St-Prex
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
heatherg has no particular reputation at present
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

Sorry got that wrong" Parasurtenseurs".
heather
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12.09.2009, 22:42
vwild1
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

Quote:
View Post
Sorry got that wrong" Parasurtenseurs".
heather
This thread was last posted to in 2007 and what does Para-whatever mean..?
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12.09.2009, 22:53
Slaphead's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Zürich
Posts: 3,230
Groaned at 34 Times in 30 Posts
Thanked 9,408 Times in 2,870 Posts
Slaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

Quote:
View Post
This thread was last posted to in 2007 and what does Para-whatever mean..?
It's French for "surge", as in surge protector.

anyways old thread.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12.09.2009, 23:35
Goldtop's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 2,857
Groaned at 11 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 905 Times in 625 Posts
Goldtop has a reputation beyond reputeGoldtop has a reputation beyond reputeGoldtop has a reputation beyond reputeGoldtop has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

Prefix para means "against".

Examples:
parachute = against falling
parasol = against sun
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12.09.2009, 23:46
Niranjan
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

Quote:
View Post
Prefix para means "against".

Examples:
parachute = against falling
parasol = against sun
para-military?
paracommandos?
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 13.09.2009, 00:11
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

Quote:
View Post
para-military?
paracommandos?
There's the Greek para- prefix and the French para- prefix.

Goldtop is referring to the French.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #30  
Old 23.10.2009, 21:49
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Freienbach, SZ
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
alienn has no particular reputation at present
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

Quote:
View Post
If it's a desktop computer (which I presume it is) the power supply is inside the case.
Changing the power supply isn't the easiest thing to do if you aren't a PC enthusiast as you'll have to disconnect and reconnect the power cables for the mainboard and all the devices (hard disk, DVD etc.) inside. You might want to take the computer to a repair shop for that - but ask for a quote first.

dawiz
Hi! We have a similar problem with our desktop (it wouldn't switch on) and we actually did open it and removed the power supply block. Now the question is: does anybody know where to buy a new one (Zurich area)? Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 23.10.2009, 21:50
Chemmie's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4,108
Groaned at 31 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 4,894 Times in 2,214 Posts
Chemmie has a reputation beyond reputeChemmie has a reputation beyond reputeChemmie has a reputation beyond reputeChemmie has a reputation beyond reputeChemmie has a reputation beyond reputeChemmie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

I usually go with Digitec.ch.

Good selection, free shipping, fairly close to cheapest prices all around.

Powersupplies are fairly easy to swap.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 23.10.2009, 21:59
Chriswelshman's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Eschenbach, SG
Posts: 34
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Chriswelshman has no particular reputation at present
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

Just a thought but what amp fuse do you use in the US? If your computer is a 110v then you may be using a 3amp fuse. If however you change your computer to a 240v system then the 3amp is not strong enough. This is one of the possibilities it blew. In this case I would use a higher amp fuse. I am no expert so seek advise but from what I can gather this could be one possibility.

If you have fried the computer then just take it apart and pull out the hard drive. All the information can be saved but like the others have said it´s likely the computer is OK.

Cheers

Chris
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 23.10.2009, 22:26
PC_Advisor
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

Quote:
View Post
Hi! We have a similar problem with our desktop (it wouldn't switch on) and we actually did open it and removed the power supply block. Now the question is: does anybody know where to buy a new one (Zurich area)? Thanks!
If you need something for an older machine, I may have one fairly cheap to send you.

Quote:
View Post
Just a thought but what amp fuse do you use in the US? If your computer is a 110v then you may be using a 3amp fuse. If however you change your computer to a 240v system then the 3amp is not strong enough.
Chris
FYI, if voltage goes up, amperage goes down.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 23.10.2009, 22:46
Chriswelshman's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Eschenbach, SG
Posts: 34
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Chriswelshman has no particular reputation at present
Re: Did we fry our desktop computer?

Oops

No wonder the things in my house keep blowing then
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
computer, desktop, voltage




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seeing the computer on the TV rajivs02 TV/internet/telephone 3 24.07.2007 12:05
Computer shops? where? Blue Other/general 17 25.03.2007 18:07
help please! Computer has been eaten! misplacedheidi General off-topic 16 19.04.2006 22:13


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:25.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0