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post #1 of 15
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My condo circuit breaker blew and then my computer would not turn on this morning. I pushed power and the fans and lights came on for half a second and then poof I heard a little pop in the case followed by somewhat of a burning smell. I flipped the breaker back on and tried the power button again and it tripped the breaker again but did nothing. So I decided to unplug everything but my watercooling pump from the psu and use the 24 pin bypass to see if it would run my pump and nothing. My question is what do you all think? And could this have damaged anything other than my psu?
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post #2 of 15
it is a possibility.
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post #3 of 15
Yes and yes.
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Crap..... here's hoping for the best.... what other things could the psu have damaged? I took it in today and they tested it at the place I bought it and it was dead
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post #5 of 15
inspect the motherboard for swollen capacitors (if i spelled that correct) inspect resistors and such on the board for a burnt look, if all that looks good the connect you new psu and turn it on and see waht happens. also inspect the power headers on the board for the cpu and the main 24 pin connector before installing new psu.
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post #6 of 15
well i would keep old one and get new one, if the old one fired components the email cool-master about it mit help recover some of the loss.
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by twitch_alucard View Post

Crap..... here's hoping for the best.... what other things could the psu have damaged? I took it in today and they tested it at the place I bought it and it was dead

anything it was hooked into really.

have another psu by chance? something to test the parts with.
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post #8 of 15
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I already took the psu to the store i bought it as they will send it out for me if its within a year of purchase. They gave it a little test similar to what i did with the 24 pin bypass and he said yep its dead. I will have to wait 2-3 weeks for a bloody replacement though and the only loaner psu the store has is 450W which is a good 175W lower than what i need haha. Ill have to look at pics of resistors and capacitors so i can locate them as i am not that deep into my computer haha
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post #9 of 15
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Well I do not see anything out of the ordinary with the capacitors. They all look shiny new. And I do not see a single resistor on my board according to the images on google. And all power connectors look clean and new as well. It would be easy to see any burns or anything as its a brand new Sabertooth 990FX rev 2.0.

anything else I should look at?
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post #10 of 15
did you play WoW with a character named Alucard?? That name sounds so familiar... when you get your psu back just test as little as you can adding 1 piece at a time. I have had some LEDs short which made a pop and smoke and it didn't kill anything else.

Best of wishes for you!
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