Question How do I fix my PPU socket?

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As it turns out what I did in https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/cant-plug-in-power-cable.3678684/ to my PPU socket had consequences. The PPU cable always slides out and the computer repeatedly loses power. Every time I adjust the cable, I can hear electric sparks. Is this bad?
I can still use it but if I accidentally hit the tower or smth, the cable usually falls out and the PC goes off.
How do I fix this? Is it possible for me to do it myself or do I have to send it in? This is what it looks like:

And this is what it looks like now to make sure the cable doesnt fall out (probably doesnt even work):

Is this safe? Will it get hot?
 
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Hello. Is it safe to do what I'm doing in the second picture?
This is what my PPU socket looks like:

And this is what it looks like now to make sure the cable doesnt fall out (probably doesnt even work):

Is this safe? Will it get hot?
 

faalin

Judicious
First thing i would try is a new cable, it should fit in the PSU since a snug. If you dont have one laying around then swap it with you monitor power cable to see if its a better fit.


A last resort would be to bend one of the lower pins on the PSU outwards just a little bit, this will at least force a better connection between the prongs on the PSU and the inside of the cable plug.
 
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Thanks for the advice. I've actually already changed the cable but it seems to me it got even worse. Maybe the cable is still not properly inside but I already tried so much
 

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