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So what I thought was a remarkably quiet PSU ended up being a PSU with its fan stuck and not spinning at all. While playing NFS Shift last night after a night of solid overclocking, the computer just shut off without warning and refused to turn back on. The PSU was extremely hot to the touch. I unseated the PSU and thought I'd try and unstick the PSU fan, which was, in fact, very stuck. Now the whole computer still won't boot, even after 5 hours of letting it cool down. When the PSU is switched on, the motherboard light comes on. However, when I push the power button now, the power LED on my case comes on and fades out immediately, with no other components even beginning to boot.

Is my PSU bricked? Could it have taken anything else with it?
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post #2 of 10
would say the chances are the psu is, dead, the chances are the headware should still be ok, do u have a psu lying about, or can u borrow one to test,
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thats what u get for not buying Antec\Corsair\XFX\Seasonic PSU biggrin.gif sry bro but thats the harsh truth
try reseting CMOS see what happens
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post #4 of 10
You get what you pay for. Don't take that the wrong way as no on deserves to have their labor of love nuke itself. Hopefully the rest of your components didn't die along with your PSU. If something did die, I would look at your PSU's warranty and what the manufacturer covers as a result of PSU failure.

Live and learn. wink.gif As RabbitGT said: "Antec\Corsair\XFX\Seasonic". Can't go wrong with those brands.
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Yep, most probably the PSU Died, I had the exact same problem when my old PSU died, Luckily it didnt take anything with it, actually, I had the exact same situation, PC shut itself off, after trying to turn it on for countless hours, It refused to, the Lights only blinked then off they went.
   
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Dump the PSU and buy a better one. Just because it says that it is 700W doesn't mean that it is very good.
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Cougar ftw
Hope that it didn't take out any other parts.
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No need to bash it just because of the brand, it's a really solid unit in all actuality--just a fan problem. Far from a cheaply made PSU, though I guess a stuck fan leading to catastrophic doesn't scream quality huh? I'll give it another try.

Resetting CMOS had no effect, guess it's getting RMA'd back to Newegg.

I was having such a good time with the new build too frown.gif I almost think BIOS overclocking was more fun than playing all my games on max--almost.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by musashin;12564022 
No need to bash it just because of the brand, it's a really solid unit in all actuality--just a fan problem. Far from a cheaply made PSU, though I guess a stuck fan leading to catastrophic doesn't scream quality huh? I'll give it another try.

Resetting CMOS had no effect, guess it's getting RMA'd back to Newegg.

I was having such a good time with the new build too frown.gif I almost think BIOS overclocking was more fun than playing all my games on max--almost.

Says who you?

Any ways a stuck fan is a catastrophic problem.

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Originally Posted by RabbitGT;12554982 
thats what u get for not buying Antec\Corsair\XFX\Seasonic PSU biggrin.gif sry bro but thats the harsh truth
try reseting CMOS see what happens

There are more good brands then just that..
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