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My power supply has blown up, i was playing a game and then suddenly there was a blue flash, a bang and then the computer died with the smell of smoke. Could it have damaged any other components? I'm guessing the psu is dead i havent turned it back on. It was a xigmatek 400w psu. Thanks.
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My power supply has blown up, i was playing a game and then suddenly there was a blue flash, a bang and then the computer died with the smell of smoke. Could it have damaged any other components? I'm guessing the psu is dead i havent turned it back on. It was a xigmatek 400w psu. Thanks.

In the worst case it could had killed everything in your PC if you where unlucky enough

I had that happen once and it sucks

Nothing you can do really before you get another PSU to test and see how much is still alive
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My power supply has blown up, i was playing a game and then suddenly there was a blue flash, a bang and then the computer died with the smell of smoke. Could it have damaged any other components? I'm guessing the psu is dead i havent turned it back on. It was a xigmatek 400w psu. Thanks.

In the worst case it could had killed everything in your PC if you where unlucky enough

I had that happen once and it sucks

Nothing you can do really before you get another PSU to test and see how much is still alive

sad to say this is true as worst case it can kill everything. as shilka said the only real thing you can do is get a new PSU and then see what the damage is.
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post #4 of 20
Just RMA everything if it doesn't work.

Don't tell them your PSU blew up though.
Edited by Atomfix - 5/17/13 at 2:46am
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There are lots out there that run substandard PSU´s that claim that the unit cant die or blow up and its a myth that they can

This proves its not a myth and it can happen

williamsd i really hope the rest of your hardware is alright but you cant do much other then buy a new PSU and hope for the best
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post #6 of 20
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Thanks for the information, im buying a decent power supply today. I just hope it didn't kill everything. Would i be able to see any marks on the motherboard or gpu or is it internal things that go?
post #7 of 20
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Thanks for the information, im buying a decent power supply today. I just hope it didn't kill everything. Would i be able to see any marks on the motherboard or gpu or is it internal things that go?

Dont look at brands its a trap that could bite you in the rear end again

Reason why you dont look at brand is one almost every brand does not make their own PSU´s they buy them from a company that does and some like OCZ buy from 6

Reason two every brand has crap

Overall brands are meaningless

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Look at models and/or series
Edited by shilka - 5/17/13 at 3:11am
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post #8 of 20
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It's fixed. I bought a new power supply and everything seems fine so far, fingers crossed. Thanks everyone for the information.
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It's fixed. I bought a new power supply and everything seems fine so far, fingers crossed. Thanks everyone for the information.

What did you end up buying?
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It's the Corsair cx600w modular
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