My son's 3-month old desktop computer failed and upon troubleshooting it, I found that the thermistor (TH1) that is in series with a 6.3A glass fuse and located in the 120VAC input power feed inside the power supply module had self-destructed. I tested the soldered in fuse and it was still good, so assume that it did not fail due to an over current situation. To determine conclusively that the failure did not result from a PSU secondary problem, I temporarily bypassed (shorted) the blown device with a jumper. When I did this the PSU and computer came up normally so I conclude that this is an isolated failure, possibly due to an under-designed component in a cheap imported PSU that came in the tower unit he built. (I believe it is a 600W PSU and the computer is pretty lightly loaded without many peripherals, so that is why I suspect it just being infant mortality, or possibly an under-designed part in this design). I know that the purpose of the device is to limit the start up inrush current to the PSU and protect down stream devices, so I definitely ant to replace it. Unfortunately, I'm not sure yet what the local Radio Shack will stock and wanted to know in advance what generic substitutes I might be able to use for this purpose. Basically, what I am asking is how do I read the 5D-9 value that was stamped on the old part? Is there a current rating and if so was the old part consistent with the 6.3A fuse or was it undersized and that is why it failed after just 3 months of use? Does the "5" in the first part of the rating indicate the resistance in ohms and if so, is this the steady state value or at the start up/inrush? Knowledge on the part nomenclature, reliability, and use in a SMPS is desired. Suggestions on suitable replacement parts that will prevent this from occurring again are welcome. Thanks in advance. Bob S.