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its along story but briefly the electricity company had some problems and destroed my AX1200 they sad they will pay for it...

now I dont know if their are any other parts destroy in my rig... I am going to get a new AX1200 today and install it... now my question is if their are any other parts that are broken in my rig can it be dangerous to activate my rig again ?

I mean if the mather board of any other part arent working too, and I try to activate the pc with a new power supplie can cause any affect on other parts and make more damage ?
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post #2 of 14
PSU is quality so it likely "took a bullet for the team"

Everything else will probably work fine after a cmos clear, with new PSU.
post #3 of 14
If any of your parts were damaged to begin with, it shouldn't effect the new PSU.

PC just wouldn't boot up.

Try to boot up your PC with the bare minimum and see if it works, if everything is working properly, start plugging all your stuff back in. If you see problems, then you can somewhat eliminate where your issue is at or if you need all new parts.

(Excuse to build a new rig.. )

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post #4 of 14
I don't think any other damaged components would have any sort of detrimental effect on the rest of the computer. If there are other damaged parts, you should definitely get the electricity company to pay for them as well. Also, doesn't that psu have a 7 year warranty?
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post #5 of 14
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ya I can try to RMA it after... lol
but first I need a new one...


the PSU probably took the damage but I wasnt my home for a week and I didnt know at first what happen so I tried to make the pc boot up a few times and it made a short and one of the times (on the tired time I think ) their was a boom I think it was from the PSU but I might be wrong...

and I know some people in my building got their mobo and psu dead and a few old computers completely dead...
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post #6 of 14
I advise stripping the machine down as far as possible. One stick of memory, one Gpu, no connected drives, just enough to get a picture on the screen. Don't bother booting it, just see if it gets to the point of failing to boot (as there's nothing connected to boot from).
That should give you some indication of damage.
Swap GPUs and memory sticks, and repeat. If all seems well, then start plugging it all back together, one part at a time. Check the rig as you put each part back in.
The reason for doing it one part at a time, is so you can say "Aha, it worked fine before I put this part back in!" which gives a good indication as to the broken part (if any)

But I do agree, the Corsair AX (Seasonic X series) are very, very well built, and it should have taken the hit entirely on itself without killing other parts. This is why you probably only have a dead PSU, not an entirely dead machine like some others in your building.
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Originally Posted by allikat View Post
I advise stripping the machine down as far as possible. One stick of memory, one Gpu, no connected drives, just enough to get a picture on the screen. Don't bother booting it, just see if it gets to the point of failing to boot (as there's nothing connected to boot from).
That should give you some indication of damage.
Swap GPUs and memory sticks, and repeat. If all seems well, then start plugging it all back together, one part at a time. Check the rig as you put each part back in.
The reason for doing it one part at a time, is so you can say "Aha, it worked fine before I put this part back in!" which gives a good indication as to the broken part (if any)

But I do agree, the Corsair AX (Seasonic X series) are very, very well built, and it should have taken the hit entirely on itself without killing other parts. This is why you probably only have a dead PSU, not an entirely dead machine like some others in your building.
The AX1200 is built by Flextronics not Seasonic, they are usually small form factor psu's you'd see for laptops. I believe this is their first mainstream psu.
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Good point bot. My mistake, all the rest are SeaSonic, this is Flextronics. But still, a great unit.
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post #9 of 14
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the AX1200 isnt build by sea seasonic ???

I know it should have taken the hit but I tried to boot a few times and their was a "boom" on the third time so I might damage a few things myself... (it was because I didnt know at the time of what happen...)

and thx allikat for the tips I will do that

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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by ranerX3 View Post
the AX1200 isnt build by sea seasonic ???

I know it should have taken the hit but I tried to boot a few times and their was a "boom" on the third time so I might damage a few things myself... (it was because I didnt know at the time of what happen...)

and thx allikat for the tips I will do that

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No it's not but it is still a good power supply.
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