I hope someone here can help, I've tried googling but and not sure if i'm using the wrong terminology to find a solution.
I just moved into an apartment building from an old villa and have tried to plug in my computer.
With the back of the computer turned off and the computer plugged into a surge board I turn the surge board on and the mains circuit break trips.
I had no problems with the computer before I moved, no overloading and the surge board isn't cutting out - the entire mains switch goes.
My flatmate thinks it could be to do with the wires inside my computer - I built it myself and there are a lot of wires floating around in there.
Is there a way I can 'ground' these wires or the computer which would stop this from tripping the mains?
I am rather confused why this is tripping off the mains. Does anyone have any clue?
I have a 12v power supply, I picked out a fairly high one hoping it would avoid problems down the line.
I really appreciate it if anyone can help. Sorry if this isn't really the place, I'm not sure if it's a computer or and electrical thing.