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Self tested the psu a few days ago with no cables connected, worked fine. Now with it hooked up to my sig rig the switch inside the psu clicks and the fans spin for a second. Then the red light comes on.

The 24 pin, 8 pin CPU, hdds, and gpu are all hooked up. Don't know what's going on.

Edit: Unhooked the 24 pin and did the ole paper clip jump start trick. Same thing. Fans spin for a second then red light. Makes me think something is up with the psu and not the motherboard/system.

Edit 2: System works and POSTS with the old PSU jerry rigged to it. Whats wrong with this AX860i???



Edited by M3TAl - 10/18/14 at 8:32pm
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RMA it
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Well that was helpful. Guess I'll drain my loop, remove bottom rad, and take a closer look at this psu.

Edit: Took the psu out of the case. Unhooked all the cables. Hit the test button, light turns green and the psu fan spins. So according to its own self test it works.

What's the deal?
Edited by M3TAl - 10/19/14 at 12:53pm
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The PSU can and does work, at least to some extent... It's out of the case right now with only the 24pin connected to the PSU (paper clip trick) and a molex connected to a water pump. It's currently being used to prime and fill my water loop.

Seriously confused right now. When in the case it didn't work. Out of the case it's working so far... Once the loop is full enough ill try hooking up the system with the PSU out of the case and see what happens.

Maybe some of the wires weren't plugged in all the way? Or something just wasn't quite right? No idea over here. thinking.gif

Edit: System works, was just playing Urban terror, pulled max of 249W In. Don't know why it doesn't work when in the case.
Edited by M3TAl - 10/19/14 at 4:06pm
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Perhaps the Power Good rail is low. Power supply will still work like normal testing on a bench (outside of a system that doesn't require a power good signal). When the system doesn't see a power good signal, then it will prevent the power supply from running even though all the outputs are perfect.

Power Good is the gray wire. When power supply is on, measure to see if the Power Good is 5V. But it's not something you can fix. You'd have to RMA it anyways. frown.gif
Edited by redxmaverick - 10/21/14 at 3:31pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by redxmaverick View Post

Perhaps the Power Good rail is low. Power supply will still work like normal testing on a bench (outside of a system that doesn't require a power good signal). When the system doesn't see a power good signal, then it will prevent the power supply from running even though all the outputs are perfect.

Power Good is the gray wire. When power supply is on, measure to see if the Power Good is 5V. But it's not something you can fix. You'd have to RMA it anyways. frown.gif

Thanks for the advice but I found the problem, I think.

A cable on the 24 pin at the psu side is sliced open barely. Seems the bottom radiator was contacting this exposed wire causing the problem.
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