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A few weeks ago i go to switch on my computer, and pop, the lights go off and the fuse for my bedroom got tripped in the fusebox.

Ok, thats cool i'll go downstairs and try again, flip the fuse and try again, nothing......... So cool i think, it must just be the powersupply, I swap out the my tx650 (this is from jan 2010) with another spare power supply from a local computer repair shop just to try it out, nothing...

So at the moment my thoughts the power supply has taken the motherboard, possibly RAM, CPU and graphics card, but im not 100% sure as they didn't have resources at computer repair shop to test cpu etc.

I've emailed what must be around 5 times in the past few weeks with no reply, so at the moment I have put in for a RMA (for the psu), I feel let down by the lack of reply from them, which annoys me even more as phoning from the UK would cost a bomb, which im refusing to do..

I've heard a few stories of this before, which normally end in a happy story, mine hasn't even seen a light in the tunnel yet

Does my warranty cover any of this damage from a faulty power supply? Im seriously in tears, this is around £800 of computer which has blown up

Thanks,
Dale
Edited by Skaterboydale - 1/31/11 at 7:29am
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Give it time Dale, and posting here helps, as there is a Corsair rep knocking around, he may be willing to help sort things out.
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Best of luck to you man. I would be devastated if that were to ever happen to my computer. Even though my rig isn't much, I still wouldn't want it to break due to that.
    
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Originally Posted by Skaterboydale View Post
Does my warranty cover any of this damage from a faulty power supply?
No. A PSU warranty covers a failed PSU, just as a graphics card warranty covers a failed graphics card or RAM warranty covers failed RAM, and so on.

Here is Corsair's warranty statement.

If reading is too hard, then here is a short, generic warranty statement that I just whipped up that matches warranty terms for 99% of all manufacturers:
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Your product will operate as specified for the duration of specified warranty term. If it fails, you pay shipping to return item and you will receive a working equivalent replacement. Warranty only valid for items that fail under normal usage conditions. Items that you broke due to carelessness, accident or über crazy modification are not covered by warranty. You will not get anything else, no matter how entitled you think you are nor how much you cry nor how large of an online smear campaign you launch.
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