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The fan on my power supply has been dieing for the last couple weeks and i've heard the bearing grinding off and on.

Evidently the fan finally died last night as my rig just shut off while i was playing Bad Company 2. I tried to push the power button and it didn't come back on. Upon opening up my case, the side of my power supply was almost too hot to touch.

I will hopefully be getting a new PSU for my birthday on the 23rd, but is my computer dead? I couldn't see any black scorch marks on my motherboard so i'm hoping none of my parts got damaged. Would tieing a working fan to the fan duct allow me to turning it on or should i just wait until i get a new PSU?
    
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post #2 of 18
Your mobo should be fine, but you should just wait to get a new PSU i would not go rigging anything up to there
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post #3 of 18
I think you must wait. The PSU is probably the only problem, but I can't tell if there is another one.
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post #4 of 18
its should be fine. you just need a new PSU.
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post #5 of 18
I don't have alot of experience with dead computers, first guess would be power supply burned out... that being said... using a power supply with a dieing fan under what I'd imagine to be a fairly heavy load (I'd guess around 500W) given a 5870 and the rest of your set up, is a bad idea =P


The system likely won't turn on since there is no power being inputted, can take the power supply out and test it though to see if it is working, using a small fan or something of the sort.

Referencing to this guide: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ply-guide.html

To get your power supply running without being attached to your system.

Though as for the rest of your system I'm not sure of what a "dieing" power supply can do when it croaks, can't imagine it being good for the Hard drive.
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post #6 of 18
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There was no smoke, sparks, or anything like that. The power just cut out, and it smelled like hot "electronics" (only way i can describe it).

Guess i'll just have to wait for a few weeks.

Thanks guys.
    
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post #7 of 18
Yes... the "hot" electronics smell isn't a good one =P
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post #8 of 18
I love the smell of hot silicon in the morning. Smells like... Chinese labor.
post #9 of 18
My psu stopped working yesterday. Turned it on in the morning and nothing went on. It was working perfectly before going to bed but then again it is the infamous CM xtreme 600w. I will being picking up a Antec truepower new 650w at ncix for $70cdn and $30 mail in rebate

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post #10 of 18
That won't fit!! Did you divide by zero. Go to your room and think about what you have done
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