Red slider button

So my partner just pressed the red slider on my Daughters PC. Whats the best/worst case scenario pls TIA
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  1. Not the RED slider!!! Worst case -- End of all life on this planet.... Best case -- Does nothing. Since I have no idea what the red slider is connected to, I can't comment on the actual effect. Is this a physical button on the computer or a software icon you are talking about? Can you post a picture?
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  2. kanewolf said:
    Not the RED slider!!! Worst case -- End of all life on this planet.... Best case -- Does nothing. Since I have no idea what the red slider is connected to, I can't comment on the actual effect. Is this a physical button on the computer or a software icon you are talking about? Can you post a picture?
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  3. Its a phsical switch on the side with numbers, i think its voltage???
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  4. Ok. That one could be a problem depending on where you live. That slider selects the input AC voltage for your computer. The numbers should be 110 and 220 or similar. You need to have that slider set to the AC voltage in your house.
    Do not turn on your computer with the slider in the wrong position. You could damage the computer.
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  5. kanewolf said:
    Ok. That one could be a problem depending on where you live. That slider selects the input AC voltage for your computer. The numbers should be 110 and 220 or similar. You need to have that slider set to the AC voltage in your house.
    Do not turn on your computer with the slider in the wrong position. You could damage the computer.
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  6. Hmmm my partner changed the switch and it went BANG lol so wondering is that it 100% broken?
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  7. Probably just killed the power supply. You will have to get a power supply to determine if anything else is damaged. It may have just blown an internal fuse. But a quality power supply won't have a slider switch. It automatically handles it. If you are uncomfortable replacing the power supply, you will have to take it to a repair shop.
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  8. kanewolf said:
    Probably just killed the power supply. You will have to get a power supply to determine if anything else is damaged. It may have just blown an internal fuse. But a quality power supply won't have a slider switch. It automatically handles it. If you are uncomfortable replacing the power supply, you will have to take it to a repair shop.
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  9. kanewolf said:
    Probably just killed the power supply. You will have to get a power supply to determine if anything else is damaged. It may have just blown an internal fuse. But a quality power supply won't have a slider switch. It automatically handles it. If you are uncomfortable replacing the power supply, you will have to take it to a repair shop.
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  10. Thanx for your help
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