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post #1 of 17
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Ok so I was installing a couple of waterblocks today and during the leaktest, one of joints leaked and water went into the PSU(TX 750). I pulled apart the whole thing and dried it out. Couple hours later I plugged it back in, turned it on and the room lights flickered for a split second and the computer didn't turn on. Switched the PSU right off. Opened it again and no smoke, no smell or and physicl damage to any of the components. It still wont give power. Is the thing blown?


EDIT: during the leaktest, I use a diferent psu to run the pump, the main PSU is off and unplugged.
Edited by B7ADE - 1/22/11 at 10:54pm
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post #2 of 17
Most likely so.
post #3 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by B7ADE View Post
Ok so I was installing a couple of waterblocks today and during the leaktest, one of joints leaked and water went into the PSU(TX 750). I pulled apart the whole thing and dried it out. Couple hours later I plugged it back in, turned it on and the room lights flickered for a split second and the computer didn't turn on. Switched the PSU right off. Opened it again and no smoke, no smell or and physicl damage to any of the components. It still wont give power. Is the thing blown?


EDIT: during the leaktest, I use a diferent psu to run the pump, the main PSU is off and unplugged.
rule of thumb
if you get hardware wet, don't power it on until at least 24hours

yes its blown; water damage
bettere check your other gear to see if anything else is down
post #4 of 17
This is why you always mount the PSU upside down.
post #5 of 17
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Awesome, well that was a hell of a friday night...I did have it mounted upside down for the longest time but I was worried about heat so I turned it over...Ok well, I guess I'll get a new one by Wednesday...

Any reccomendations for a new one? ~100 bucks

I'm just gonna grab another tx 750 for 84 bucks.
Edited by B7ADE - 1/22/11 at 12:08am
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No warranty?
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post #7 of 17
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No warranty?

I opened it, voids warranty.
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
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I opened it, voids warranty.
Buy a warranty sticker


Im not sure how they look but you can find them online.
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post #10 of 17
^^ Nice suggestion.
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