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post #1 of 36
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hi gang
what causes a power supply to arc. I have a new Cooler Master Hybrid 1300w power supply and it is
randomly arcing when powering on? no blown capacitors on other hardware or burn smell. no issues whatsoever other then what I described.
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post #2 of 36
Maybe it is coming from the fan. Check if it is hitting something or if it makes the noise only when spinning up. You can try to change its direction(with the fan up).
post #3 of 36
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not coming from the fan because this power supply fan only kicks on when 200+ watts are loaded on it
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post #4 of 36
Is this something you are hearing or do you actually see the arc?
 
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post #5 of 36
Thread Starter 
hear a loud pop sound
wondering could a short in the computer cause a power supply to arc or make a loud pop sound when turned on?
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post #6 of 36
Thread Starter 
tested it outside of case with power supply tester and did it then also.
so time to rma
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post #7 of 36
Please send me a PM with your RMA number so I can follow up with our RMA team. I'd like to keep a handle on things like this.

Sorry for the inconvenience with your new PSU!
post #8 of 36
Thread Starter 
well that's nice
thank you
will send message now
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SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD 256gb WD 1 TB Bitspower Summit EF Armor Waterblock  Bitspower GTX 1070 Block and Backplate 
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Alphacool XT45 480 Alphacool XT45 480 MCP350 w/ EK XRES 100 RES/TOP Windows 7 Pro 64 
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post #9 of 36
Thread Starter 
its kinda weird. the pop sound is random and seems to be when power supply has been off for awile.
oh well its on its way to cooler master
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SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD 256gb WD 1 TB Bitspower Summit EF Armor Waterblock  Bitspower GTX 1070 Block and Backplate 
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Alphacool XT45 480 Alphacool XT45 480 MCP350 w/ EK XRES 100 RES/TOP Windows 7 Pro 64 
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post #10 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by CM Phaedrus View Post

Please send me a PM with your RMA number so I can follow up with our RMA team. I'd like to keep a handle on things like this.

Sorry for the inconvenience with your new PSU!

this is why i hang out at OCN biggrin.gif always nice to see rep's that are on top of things.

and yah, when it comes to PSU. a loud POP sound is ALWAYS bad no matter what brand or how old it is biggrin.gif generally speaking that loud POP sound is followed by smoke coming out of your PSU tho biggrin.gif
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