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h100 PSU accident.

post #1 of 5
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So while re-assembling my main rig and doing some cable management,
i pulled my h100's 2 wires out of the molex housing to route it through to the back easier.
when i put the wires back in i made a doh.gif and mixed up where the 2 wires went.
i mean the positive and negative wires on the h100 (not color coated).
this caused a loud pop on bootup and the smell of a burnt h100.
now the light wont come on and i cant tell if it is working or not because its a new build
and an os is not yet installed so i cant check cpu temps.
can anyone tell me what happens when you mix up the + and - ?
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the two wires going into the molex housing are the two i mixed up.


also, i got a new psu the hx850 and i want to know if i messed it up by
doing this also as i still have 30 days to return it for another if you guys think
it may have also affected it as well.
it powers the system on just fine btw and i dont smell anything funky from it.

AS ALWAYS THANKS AGAIN GUYS AND + REP!
post #2 of 5
IMO At worst it wouldn't power on as your just basically trying to draw power from a negative which cannot supply power, just correct how they are and power it up, as long as you hear the fans / pump running and boot into the bios correctly you should be fine - if you don't have the fans and pump running then you have other issues that will likely need to be addressed thumb.gif
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post #3 of 5
It wouldn't likely hurt the PSU (though it's no impossible). The short circuit protection should have caught it.

But you probably fried your H100 or at least damaged it.
post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post

IMO At worst it wouldn't power on as your just basically trying to draw power from a negative which cannot supply power, just correct how they are and power it up, as long as you hear the fans / pump running and boot into the bios correctly you should be fine - if you don't have the fans and pump running then you have other issues that will likely need to be addressed thumb.gif
then why did i hear a loud POP and smell a very strong burning smell?
also the light on the pump no longer shows up.
i could also never heard the water before anyways so its hard to tell.
also, i have the fans plugged straight into molex i dont use the crappy controller.
i will try the h100 on another rig and see if its still good though if u think its ok.

also, was my psu affected at all? it is BRAND NEW and i want to make sure i
did not mess it up in any way by doing this.

thanks for the reply. reps
post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post

It wouldn't likely hurt the PSU (though it's no impossible). The short circuit protection should have caught it.
But you probably fried your H100 or at least damaged it.
ok well at least i feel more assured that my shiny new hx850 is okay.
guess ill go get another h100 tomorrow and try this again.
never gonna pull molex pins out ever again
just for a little convenience when routing. doh.gif
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