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I opened up my PSU to sleeve, got almost all the way done and noticed this:



One of the factory made heatshrinked packets of cables has come free of the motherboard.
How boned am I.

As a semi-modular PSU, I have voided my warranty by opening it up.
It is a Corsair HX1050 PSU for reference.
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Soldering iron to the rescue! biggrin.gif
If you don't own one yet, you will now thumb.gif
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Soldering iron to the rescue! biggrin.gif
If you don't own one yet, you will now thumb.gif

I have next to zero soldering experience. Is it within my depth?
post #4 of 7
I don't have much either, but i would certainly give it a try, considering the value of the psu. Just read some soldering guides, and just relax when you do it. Can't really break it any more if you're careful smile.gif It looks like it just broke off at the solder contact right at board, am I right? If so, re-liquify the solder, and put 'er back on thumb.gif
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I don't have much either, but i would certainly give it a try, considering the value of the psu. Just read some soldering guides, and just relax when you do it. Can't really break it any more if you're careful smile.gif It looks like it just broke off at the solder contact right at board, am I right? If so, re-liquify the solder, and put 'er back on thumb.gif

It is a 3.3V wire I've confirmed that as much and I have managed an okay solder job on the bundle attaching it back to the PCB in the PSU.
I've hooked the PSU back up to the bare minimum of components and everything seems to be in order. It booted to BIOS just fine and the voltage readings for CPU, 3.3V, 5V, and 12V were all at normal levels.
If my solder job were to fail in any way, do I stand a risk of further damaging my PSU? Could I damage any other components of my system?
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That's beyond me, I'll see what i can find. I would think/hope a quality psu like that would just shut down if it came loose or shorted out....definitely if it shorted i would hope. Google is your friend typer.gif
Congrats on fixing it as well +Rep for modding and successful repair!
Edited by ripsaw - 6/30/13 at 2:47pm
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It is a 3.3V wire I've confirmed that as much and I have managed an okay solder job on the bundle attaching it back to the PCB in the PSU.
I've hooked the PSU back up to the bare minimum of components and everything seems to be in order. It booted to BIOS just fine and the voltage readings for CPU, 3.3V, 5V, and 12V were all at normal levels.
If my solder job were to fail in any way, do I stand a risk of further damaging my PSU? Could I damage any other components of my system?

If your solder fails and comes unattached again, especially while running, yes. It could very much so damage anything metal it comes into contact with, or shorting out, its called. Ever touch a live wire to a metal surface? see the sparks that fly off? Yea, thatll happen inside there. not good. Just dont put too much stress on that joint and you should be ok. Cant be man handling those wires.
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