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Let it be known that on this day, a Seasonic X650 has taken it's life along with at least two others. Several more are currently in the hospital in unknown condition. The current deaths are an X650, generic HP keyboard and a Black Edition Deathadder with multiple other components possibly dead. The sole eye witness on the scene reported a loud pop coming from his computer while playing Tribes Ascend and his computer shutting down. Without really thinking, he claims to have tried starting the computer back up again as a louder pop erupted from the power supply along with a flash of light shooting out of it. He says he immediately unplugged the power strip that his computer was plugged into from the wall. A burning smell was reported shortly after believed to also be from the power supply where a white substance can be seen on the PCB in several different places.
Edited by Gr0ve - 5/5/12 at 10:38pm
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post #2 of 11
Ouch I'm sorry for your loss and I think it might have taken the mother board with it if it fried your usb devices too. On another note ten bucks says it was a mosfet.
EDIT: do you have another power supply to test your components with?
Edited by rancor - 5/5/12 at 9:06pm
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Ouch I'm sorry for your loss and I think it might have taken the mother board with it if it fried your usb devices too. On another note ten bucks says it was a mosfet.
EDIT: do you have another power supply to test your components with?
Would a blown mosfet get a bunch of white gunk on the PCB though? It's not even in the same spot really. There's a bit in at least two different corners that I can see.
Yeah, it probably did take the board with it but we'll see here soon. The light on the board stayed illuminated for a short time after the pop and even a couple seconds after I unplugged it though.
Luckily, I have an entire backup rig. The only thing that is in the rig I'm using now that wasn't in the other rig is my hard drives. Both of which blue screened immediately after the login screen. I just finished reinstalling Windows on one of the drives right before I made the thread.

Edit: One reassuring note is that my headphones still work fine. smile.gif

Edit 2: Pictures are taking half a year to upload. Should be done within 10 minutes but they're really not all that interestng.
Edited by Gr0ve - 5/5/12 at 9:32pm
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Well it could be a cap i was just guessing the white stuff was smoke.
So you haven't had a chance to test your GPU ,ram , CPU, and board?
Edited by rancor - 5/5/12 at 9:43pm
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No, I haven't seen any smoke. It's just some sort of white gunk, kind of like a thermal paste. I haven't noticed any visual damage to anything other than that though.
I'll probably test the stuff out here in a couple hours but not right yet. I might not even be able to test my GPU since my current PSU doesn't have two 6pin connectors and I don't think I have any 6 pin to molex adapters.
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post #6 of 11
The white gunk is just tacky insulation to hold components in place. It was probably a fet blowing.
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The white gunk is just tacky insulation to hold components in place. It was probably a fet blowing.
redface.gif Oh. Well thanks for the info. Wish I could open it up and take a look.

Edit: Doesn't it seem a little odd for a fet to blow on an X650 that's only ~1-2yrs old and usually only pulls100-250W at the wall?
Edited by Gr0ve - 5/5/12 at 10:50pm
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post #8 of 11
There's always a random failure rate. RMA it.
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I plan to.
On a side note, I retested the keyboard and mouse and now they work fine. My only guess is that I'm a retard and didn't plug them in all the way or something because they weren't working or lighting up earlier.
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post #10 of 11
I'd be worried about the CPU most of all..Hope you didn't lap it..
RAM will probably be OK..gpu..ok
Mobo+cpu are the usual victims ph34r-smiley.gif
 
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