Power Supply Death, But Why?

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Power Supply Death, But Why?

Post by Major_A » Sat May 01, 2010 1:56 pm

I recently put together a PC for a friend of a friend. He ordered the an OCZ ModXStream 600W, due to build quality and price. I had the PC up and running fine. My friend brought his PC over and I unplugged the original one to work on his. Go to plug his back in and press the power button, nothing, nada, zip, zilch. I get out my Coolmax PSU Tester and the screen flashes for a second then dies.

Attached (sorry it's Hotfile but it includes the OCZ and a working power supply) are some videos. They were converted to DivX format and compressed with WinRAR if you are having trouble opening the files.
http://hotfile.com/dl/40757796/0f932ec/ ... t.rar.html

When I went to unplug this machine the power cord was secured good. I removed it with some force. Did I possibly break something removing the power cord? I've never seen this happen and I'm at a loss.

I've had DOA power supplies, one that blew and several that just went dead. This is not something I've encountered.
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Re: Power Supply Death, But Why?

Post by stopthekilling77 » Sat May 01, 2010 1:57 pm

already checked to see if you blew a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? just a random idea but it might be worthwhile to check
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Re: Power Supply Death, But Why?

Post by Major_A » Sat May 01, 2010 1:58 pm

Yeah I went around checking GFI switches and the TV that is on the same surge protector is working fine.

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Re: Power Supply Death, But Why?

Post by stopthekilling77 » Sat May 01, 2010 2:18 pm

Hmm, well I guess its another case of OCZ's sudden PSU death syndrome... Same thing happened with a StealthXSteam PSU on my buddy's system when I was helping him through a full-tower upgrade :/
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Re: Power Supply Death, But Why?

Post by Major_A » Sat May 01, 2010 2:26 pm

What I don't understand is the thing has worked fine (AFAIK) for the past week. The 12V reading in Everest, HWMonitor, etc... was way off but I just chalked that up to it not being read correctly. This isn't all that common of a motherboard so I figured the big names didn't care if they got all the monitoring info right or not (product site).

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Re: Power Supply Death, But Why?

Post by stopthekilling77 » Sat May 01, 2010 3:25 pm

All I can say is his PSU worked fine for 2 days then crapped out completely. We ended up going with a Corsair HX620 for the replacement as my buddy didn't feel comfortable getting another OCZ PSU with all the DOA and sudden death reports all over Newegg customer reviews.
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Re: Power Supply Death, But Why?

Post by Major_A » Sun May 02, 2010 9:16 am

Now I'm really freaking confused. I just pulled the supply and reconnected the modular cables I needed to retest it and it works. I'm installing Windows on it now as I type this. Maybe it was due to a faulty modular connection? At this point I don't know and really don't care. I got this thing 3 weeks ago to remove spyware so at this point I'm ready for it to be gone.

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