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That story of your friends pc means nothing. I wish people who are not educated in electronics properly would not try to predict the outcome of such a complicated piece of electronics as a switchmode psu. They are so complex, a single example of a failure does not mean others will be like it.
Please get rid of the PSU.

You need to have more respect for electricity. If you keep fiddling with this obviously damaged psu you run the risk of; frying your remaining components, causing a fire, or even hurting yourself (eg, the paperclip could get hot and burn you if the psu was horribly flawed).

Also, yes the amount of wattage used by your components is far less than 750watts, probably more like 500watts. It did not fail from being overloaded, something else is wrong.


Could you elaborate on the smoke? Was it white? Did it tend to float upwards or want to fall downwards?
I have no idea how you can recommend he try to even plug this supply in again? This is very dangerous given the current situation. And even if it did miraculously work with the paper clip, would you still trust it in a system afterwards?


OP please just refrain from doing anything with this power supply except disposing of it.

Don't worry i won't be try anything else, after reading all the replys here I'm confident that the PSU is damaged. Before this I wasn't sure if it could be something else.
As for the smoke it didn't last for very long, it was small and very thick. I would say it was a light gray, whitish color. I could also smell something burning but there was no fire. The smoke went away in a few seconds, but the burning lasted for maybe a minute. upwards or downwars? not sure but I know it didn't expand very far. I have the AC on and a fan running , both a little bit away from where I was working but the smoke was concentrated.

Thankfully the motherboard looks fine, none of the capicator look damged( though I wouldn't really know what to look for), nothing is burnt though as it seems.
Edited by Apinchof - 7/5/13 at 9:37pm
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Yes Op please just replace it so EpicAmd guy can sleep at night since he feel's bigger for helping and pointedly informing the uneducated......but hey it takes people with an electrical engineering degree to make the call.....biggrin.gif
    
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Yes Op please just replace it so EpicAmd guy can sleep at night since he feel's bigger for helping and pointedly informing the uneducated......but hey it takes people with an electrical engineering degree to make the call.....biggrin.gif

Are you trolling, or just sincerely handicapped in the head?

Do NOT mess with things that can kill you, especially if you have no idea what you are dealing with. Obviously, something happened inside the PSU (Hence the smoke)

Is ****ing up your computer really worth $50? Is accidentally causing a housefire worth $50? Is your life worth $50? Because re-using the PSU puts all those things at jeopardy. I don't see any good reason to advise OP to do anything other than what Epic said.

I like how you smuggly shrug off EpicAMDGamer's concerns and words of wisdom. I see you have an i3 and a 470 combined with a 630w PSU. You obviously know little about PSUs yourself, so you ought to read more and post less mate.
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I have no idea how you can recommend he try to even plug this supply in again? This is very dangerous given the current situation. And even if it did miraculously work with the paper clip, would you still trust it in a system afterwards?


OP please just refrain from doing anything with this power supply except disposing of it.

actually he can discharge the caps that way then do surgery on the PSU to salvage the fan inside biggrin.gif PSU fans are typically industrial grade so they aren't bad tongue.gif
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actually he can discharge the caps that way then do surgery on the PSU to salvage the fan inside biggrin.gif PSU fans are typically industrial grade so they aren't bad tongue.gif

But OP doesn't know how to do that.. That's what I was saying when I posted

Do NOT mess with things that can kill you, especially if you have no idea
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Do NOT mess with things that can kill you, especially if you have no idea

This and it cant be said loud enough
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I have no idea how you can recommend he try to even plug this supply in again? This is very dangerous given the current situation. And even if it did miraculously work with the paper clip, would you still trust it in a system afterwards?


OP please just refrain from doing anything with this power supply except disposing of it.

actually he can discharge the caps that way then do surgery on the PSU to salvage the fan inside biggrin.gif PSU fans are typically industrial grade so they aren't bad tongue.gif


Actually if the psu is not functioning properly it is likely that it is not going to discharge the caps properly.


And then the other problem arises that the psu fans are only 2 pins, and with the apparent lack of electrical knowledge in this thread he'd probably destroy the fan or the mobo fan header from plugging it in incorrectly.
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But OP doesn't know how to do that.. That's what I was saying when I posted

Do NOT mess with things that can kill you, especially if you have no idea

good point smile.gif i stand corrected smile.gif just hate to see a good fan go to waste since most decent PSU also have decent fans inside.
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good point smile.gif i stand corrected smile.gif just hate to see a good fan go to waste since most decent PSU also have decent fans inside.

A $15 fan isn't worth your life man. I know how to discharge caps and stuff, but I'm still not foolish enough to go bawls deep into a PSU just for a fan tongue.gif
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Wow I can't believe this conversation is still going on.

 

I'm never did anything else with the power supply, and just RMA it to thermaltake

They gave me a new one that seems to be working fine. 

 

In the process I managed to destroy my motherboard as the power supply works on another computer, but fail to work on mine. So I'm getting that RMAed, but I think the power supply issue is solved. 

This thread should be done

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