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Would you RMA your PSU ?

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Cutting a long story short, bought a new mobo and pulled a brand new Corsair AX860 PSU out of its box.

But my none of my 4 drives were recognized even at the bios level, so thought that perhaps i had a bad mobo.. Cos all four drives couldn't possibly be killed (oh how wrong was I) Anyway this sent me on a wild goose chase.. Tried switching peripheral cables over, even ended up switching over power supplies to a known working one.. None of which helped. Said to myself bad luck bad mobo and done an RMA.

Got new mobo next day, same thing, so said to myself this cannot be true... are all of my drives dead........ ?? And yep tried the drives in a different machine, and they too were also dead... just to confirm this, I took a good drive to my new rig, and with my fingers crossed, knowing that it possibly was going to kill it too, i fired up. and it worked and was immediately recognized. Now have plucked up the courage and have three new drives in there. Actually in the middle of restoring all my crap.

However the fact remains that this 'new' psu somehow killed ALL of my drives, here's the proof.

Burnt_drive_1.jpg

Burnt_Drive_2.jpg

But its working now and well, and i have backups of all my important stuff thankfully !

Question is was i just unlucky and something wasn't properly plugged in and arc'd ? Really scratching my head on this one... Clearly something horrible went down... Been building PC's since the 90's, and know what i'm doing, so always take extra care when working inside a machine... Didn't take any short cuts... Just plugged everything in and fired it up... old mobo was probably fine all along but the wild goose chase sent me down the wrong path.

My psu is modular, and its possible that they were originally plugged into a different peripheral outlet. Not going to chance it by trying the others.. The two i have in there now and will ever need are working perfectly well..

If you were me, would you RMA the PSU ? Anyone in here with expert knowledge of psu's internal workings throw any light how this may of happened ? Those chips are proper frazzled.
post #2 of 4
Oh yeah, I would since you can't trust the PSU in the long run.
 
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If those burnt marks are from power management IC, I would Definitely RMA the PSU. In the long run, it could take other components out.
 
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Yes I would RMA the psu. I read on here before about a psu causing this with hard drives, and it was a Corsair psu, don't remember which model.
edit: no I don't have anything against corsair psu as my current AX1200 is running perfect since 2010 thumb.gif
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