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Antec NEO ECO 520C Connector, STARTED TO SMOKE!!

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I just hooked up my new power supply (for a future i5 build) to a P4 system to test it out. Hooked the CD burner up, DVD drive, Hard drive, and donlt ask why, the floppy drive too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

Powered it on and INSTANTLY white smoke started rolling out from the floppy area and the cable was glowing orange! After inspecting the cable, I discovered that one of the slots the 4 pins is like toasted/melted. Seems that the wire for that port is exposed too, which caused it to melt the others round it. + the casing.


I took a crap quality picture of it with my junk webcamera...but its the best i can do.


What would have caused this? Faulty Floppy drive, possibly I had only 3 of the pins plugged into the connector. And what would one advise to do with this PSU now.... I have no intentions on using the floppy ever again, as its obviously toast. Worth trying to exchange it?
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Well you have two options. Send it back to newegg for an exchange or wrap it with electrical tape and call it a day.
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cool thanks for the feedback....

Now im just stuck deciding to exchange it, seeing that they are out of stock, who knows how long it could take...... or even how much it would cost? I heard that they charge for shipping it back and stocking fees and what not..... oh well
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They only charge restocking fees for returning working products. If the product is defective they can not charge any fees at all in the USA and normally even pay for the return shipping.
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post #5 of 5
Call up newegg or Antec and RMA it. Either is a solid company to deal with, and they'll get you a new unit right away.
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