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Man that sucks, I just hope for your sake that nothing else got fried.
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post #13 of 44
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Originally Posted by gre0481 View Post
OMG, Not PCP&Cooling!


I thought they were pretty danged good. Test that sucker and write the company! Thankfully it didn't get further out of control than it did. Hopefully most of your hardware is salvageable.
lol dude. Only the PCP&C PSUs in their Turbo-Cool line are the super dependable ones that gave PCP&C the rep that they have. The OEM for those PSUs is Win-Tact, while the OEM of all the other PSUs in Seasonic, no better or different than corsair,ocz and most other well regarded PSUs.
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post #14 of 44
Is that tape on your motherboard?

If not, I think your board was faulty.. not the PSU

The PSU would cause melting within power connections.. not running along side the board like that - that looks like a material defect
    
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This happend to another guys DS3L on here a few months back. The VRM caught on fire. Might not be the same but I dont want a DS3L. No sir..

And ECX intimidators are HOT. I had a Empire and DARK LE.
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This happend to another guys DS3L on here a few months back. The VRM caught on fire. Might not be the same but I dont want a DS3L. No sir..

And ECX intimidators are HOT. I had a Empire and DARK LE.

Yes still got my ecx lol.

Just wondering when I first got up and my PC turned would turn on and off in like 1 sec intervals what does that exactly mean? was the PSU detecting a short or something?
post #17 of 44
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And im still alittle sceptical of ruling out the PSU as the problem as the board fried right where the power connecter is.
post #18 of 44
I would call up gigabyte and tell them. That could have went very wrong if you werent home and that board did that. I'd be heated.
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post #19 of 44
Are any capacitors leaky/have a sticky or liquidy substance on them? Do any capacitors look bloated? If you had multiple capacitors blow in the same general area, this potentially could happen.

The PSU turning off like that implies overheating, over-or-under-voltage, or a short.

In regards to the melted side, I'm agreeing on the potential defect since your explanation implies a very short time of smoke and flame. If it was longer, I'd say it was a nice hot blue flame that melted it...

How acrid was the odour? Could you distinguish anything from it other than the burning-plastic-and-silicone-smell. If it smelt sorta 'tangy', or (for lack of a better word) 'electric', then I'd say it was an overvoltage caused by probably the PSU.

Hope that helps, if not, then sorry :S
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I would call up gigabyte and tell them. That could have went very wrong if you werent home and that board did that. I'd be heated.
Yeah, I'd be calling in my warranty on either the mobo or the PSU...

that must suck though I'd never imagine my pc was going to catch on fire when I turned it on!
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