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Power supply blew

Post by Immortal » Sat May 22, 2004 3:58 pm

Hey guys.
well i was minding my own business and my PC suddenley shuts down, atempts at boot are met with nothing.
If i pull the cord out and back in again the thing boots but lights flash and fanswhir then shuts down again, i did this for a bit, then my PSU goes BANG!

Put in a new PSU, set the rig up outside case and all is well.
Im thinking maybe a short-circuit somewhere, or maybe a PSU failure?
The PSU was a cheap one, i got a new Hiper 470w PSU in there now, seems like a good PSU.

Thoughts welcome.

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Post by Apoptosis » Sat May 22, 2004 4:12 pm

I've had that happen a few times on an old Antec PSU I had. Several restarts and then it just went pop like someone opened a can of Coke or beer. (:drinkers:)

Mine was in warranty so I tossed a spare in and all was well. Most no name brands still have a one year warranty so I hope you aren't out a PSU.

Sounds like it just shot craps to me.

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Post by Immortal » Sat May 22, 2004 4:25 pm

na it wasnt much, around £10, thats $18.
I got a good Hiper in there now, i got 18A on the +12V line and pver 30A on the others.... thermally controlled if i want it (which i set) or MAX fan speed or silent operation, dual fan design, its a good PSU! :)

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Sat May 22, 2004 5:37 pm

Lucky you didn't toast anything inside your system.........which can happen from voltage spikes...............I know a guy that toasted everything in his rig when his PSU went pop........ :shock:

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Post by infinitevalence » Sun May 23, 2004 11:51 am

Very lucky. Toasting my computer is why i only use name brand PSU's they still die but they do not die as often or as hard as cheapo generics do.
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Post by bull » Mon May 24, 2004 3:36 pm

My PSU recently started acting up and took my 9800pro and 60GB HDD with it. :cry:

I decided that generic PSU's were not for me. I got the Tt 480W with the 7 color LED's. Great power and it looks good too. :wink:

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Post by Apoptosis » Mon May 24, 2004 3:47 pm

I've been very lucky when my PSU's pop then. Never had anything else go with them.

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Mon May 24, 2004 8:56 pm

The only thing I toasted with a bad PSU was a fan header power trace in the MoBo...........good thing it wasn't for the CPU fan........ :shock:

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Post by mrplow » Tue May 25, 2004 2:14 am

Immortal wrote:na it wasnt much, around £10, thats $18.
I got a good Hiper in there now, i got 18A on the +12V line and pver 30A on the others.... thermally controlled if i want it (which i set) or MAX fan speed or silent operation, dual fan design, its a good PSU! :)
That's the same as the Superflower supplies (same factory) I think. I've had two of those which have both been decent supplies BUT have both had a strange clicky-noise problem. One is much worse than the other... it just emits a horrible clicky noise, like a relay switching back and forth very quickly, after prolonged use. Started to scare the hell out of me so I dumped it.

Yours do anything like that?
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Post by Immortal » Tue May 25, 2004 2:22 am

yeah, it is exactly that, exceopt mines quiet and inaudable sometimes, i just turn it off @ the mains when i shutdown, to be safe.

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Post by mrplow » Tue May 25, 2004 3:57 am

It *really* bugs me, I don't know how you can put up with it. It's also kinda worrying sometimes, doesn't sound at all healthy.

Apparently they've said it's "perfectly normal operation". I've noticed a new one I have doesn't do it.
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Post by Immortal » Tue May 25, 2004 8:10 am

yeah, my friend has lots of them, he says they do it too, apparenltey replacing the fan inside makes it stop, i just disconnect it from the mains, and all is well.

I cant seem to get on Hipers site tho to ask them....

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Post by rishdi » Tue May 25, 2004 8:40 am

Probably a generic cheap power supply.

Get a new one.

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Post by rekphiv » Tue May 25, 2004 9:27 am

ive never blown a pc psu, ive blown 3 xbox psu's by modding them while they are on and moving stuff around and BOOM.... it sucks, 120v hurts.

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Post by Immortal » Tue May 25, 2004 2:21 pm

rishdi, hiper arent generic, they are the top recommended PSU brand by AMD themselves, and are good in intel books too, they are far from generic!

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