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Hey all,

hopefully this will make sense. I just got home from a 3 month gig away, While I was gone, I stored both of my pc's in a basement in boxes and emptied the water from my primary PC (custom loop).

Fast forward to me getting home, I plug it in after taking all precautions (checking hose seals, making sure all cables are plugged in and managed correctly, etc...) and the computer turns on for about half a second and then turns off..

So I slowly begin unplugging things trying to find the component that is keeping my PC from starting and get to the last two plugs both of which are motherboard. When those are the only two left, it starts up fine. I then plug in the cable that runs my fans and water cooling loop, again, everything runs fine. So I plug in my HDD and it continues working, followed by my SSD, it works, then my PSU pops. I figure it's just the PSU at this point because that occasionally happens when the PSU has seen its last day, but just to be sure, I slowly plug things back into my backup PSU. Instead of frying, it just doesn't turn on when I get to the SSD.

After gutting my primary computer vowing to get a new PSU and put everything in fresh hoping I may have just not inserted something in correctly I moved on to my backup PC. I plug all of the cables in to the original computer and it all comes on and says (boot device not found). So me being the smart guy I am (not), I plug my SSD into that computer to attempt to boot from it since it has my copy of windows on it. The cord for the SSD (sata not power) gets really hot, smokes, and begins to melt. I unplug everything and now here I am...


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please help, thanks



Both PC specs

Primary

CPU: AMD FX 9590
GPU: AMD R9 290X
PSU: Seasonic 1250 Watt 80+ Gold
MEM: 32gb (4 x 8gb) 1600 PNY

Backup
CPU: AMD FX 4300
GPU: AMD R9 270X
PSU: Corsair CX750M 80+ Bronze
MEM: 8gb Kingston

Troublesom SSD
Kingston 128GB V300
post #2 of 5
Looks like when the PSU popped, it took the motherboard with it. It could also be just something on the 3.3V rail because, forgive me if I'm wrong, its the only connector with 3.3V on it. Also check for bad/exposed wires and connections that could have shorted it out.
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At the very least, your dying PSU has barbecued your SSD. Fortunately, it was just a V300 128GB, and you can replace that for about 50 bucks these days. If that PSU is the X-1250, it has a five-year warranty, and I'd be packing that off back to Seasonic for a free replacement.

You said that the primary rig didn't turn on when you hooked up the SSD. Was it getting power without the SSD hooked up? If it was, then your motherboard may have survived the PSU committing hara-kiri.
     
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Thanks for the responses guys.

Basically, after that happened (as well as before) my backup PSU would power everything until I plugged in any form of SATA (HDD, SSD, Blu ray writer). It popped when I thought I figured it out and disconnected everything but the SSD, I then plugged that back in and it popped, stupid SSD having my OS on it...

So that poses the question, Can an SSD cause a malfunction like that or am I looking at something bigger?
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It can, but most likely, all you need to do is replace the PSU (Seasonic warranty) and SSD. Seasonic will probably also pay for the destroyed SSD, just like Corsair did when their 5 year old TX750 blew up my motherboard this past summer.
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