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Ouch...that pump is a mess!
    
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Originally Posted by HAF_wit;13930983 
Drka0tic, those are amazing pictures! While I agree that this catastrophe really sucks, posting pics of this and giving updates to the community is just awesome on your part. I am also happy for you that XSPC is once again living up to their reputation for trouble-free RMA service.

I do have one question though: In the picture of that power cord, I see that it is shredded, exposing the metal conductors underneath. Was this something you did while removing the pump from the reservoir, or did the jacketing that was covering the wires melt off? If they melted off, there must have been some serious current being drawn through there. eek.gif

The power cable literally melted and exposed the conductors. Crazy! I'm really lucky the PC shut-off and that I was home when it happened. This experience is gonna make me think twice about leaving the PC running while I'm away.
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The power cable literally melted and exposed the conductors. Crazy! I'm really lucky the PC shut-off and that I was home when it happened. This experience is gonna make me think twice about leaving the PC running while I'm away.

Jeeeez. That poor pump was really trying to keep working then if it had to suck THAT much current before finally giving up the ghost. I'm starting to wonder if perhaps one of those plastic blades broke off and lodged inside causing this. Definitely a rarity in either case.

While it is unlikely that it would have caught fire, I have seen a friend's truck go up in smoke because he had a grounding issue with his CB radio which caused the jacket to melt from the 12vdc line to ground and catch the carpet on fire. Scary stuff indeed! eek.gif
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after seeing latest photos you posted, I'd say some sirious collateral damage could have occured to your household:eek:eek.gif
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nothing a bit o super glue cann't fix wink.gif
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Originally Posted by drka0tic;13931110 
The power cable literally melted and exposed the conductors. Crazy! I'm really lucky the PC shut-off and that I was home when it happened. This experience is gonna make me think twice about leaving the PC running while I'm away.

I dont blame you i had my old psu melt the plastic around the atx connector i leave my ps on but i watch it closer if im folding or boincing now.
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post #127 of 141
from the pictures, I don't think the kill coil got in there, the impeller is perfectly intact. I would have to say it just gummed up or something and slowed the rotation enough to make it overheat.
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Awesome photos! That's some grisly electrical damage there. I'm guessing that res/pump combo isn't UL listed wink.gif

Hard to say whether those burnt and crispies are the cause, or the result. Likely a frayed wire or the motor overheated, or perhaps the casing cracked, then once it blew, it blew up real good biggrin.gif Of course everything being in a water tank clearly didn't help matters.
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post #129 of 141
I'm trying to RMA my XSPC pump/res also. If you want a theory, I think they got a bad batch of bearings because I can hear mine starting to grind every once in a while. Just like when a water pump in a car goes bad, you can hear the occasional grinding of bearings gone bad a few days/hours before it finally causes the whole pump to seize up. In the case of these pumps, it cause the impeller to stop and the motor to burn up. I'm rather nervous and I'm talking to Daz myself. Uploading some videos to him.
Edited by RobbyRoyal - 6/19/11 at 10:37pm
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Wow...I'll have to take a very close look at the replacement once I get it. I'll probably have the loop running outside of the case for a while to make sure nothing goes awry.
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