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post #1 of 8
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My psu keeps making a continuous clicking noise. It is louder when the pc is on but it continues to click when it is off. It stops if I switch off the power entirely at the surge strip or the psu itself. Should I be worried about this?
Edited by cavallino - 3/8/11 at 8:11pm
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post #2 of 8
I believe that's made by Enhance which is a cheaper models Antec re-brands. Has it always made that sound? Unless if it has than that's probably just the way its made. It might also be a spark snapping from + to -. If that is the case you got a problem.
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I've had it for a few months now initially it made a couple clicks now and then but has since gotten louder and faster.
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post #4 of 8
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Bump Any ideas?

I read a few places saying that this could be caused by "dirty power" but I am skeptical as I've never had a problem before. I sent a support question to Antec as well.
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post #5 of 8
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Ok so Antec responded and said I could RMA it they'd send a number.

Heres the thing however. I have determined that absolutely everything in my house with any kind of a PSU (tv's, monitors, xbox, audio receiver, router etc.) is all making the same exact noise at some volume or another all day or parts of the day. Most of these items I've had for years but didn't notice it because it's more quiet.

So either:

1. my house had dirty electricity
2. my psu really does have a problem
3. there is no problem and I just have hyper active hearing.

I'm hesitant to do an RMA now as I am beginning to feel this has nothing to do with the actual PSU and I'm just able to here it more because it's closer to my head.
Edited by cavallino - 3/7/11 at 2:15pm
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post #6 of 8
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Not sure if anyone cares at this point but I found the problem.

It was not the PSU. Someone else had a laptop power supply plugged in almost 24/7 it was dying and making the same noise only 100 times louder.

I un-plugged it and everything in the house stopped clicking.

Very strange but it's solved, it was not Antec fault or Enhance or anything related to the PSU.
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post #7 of 8
Not an uncommon problem at all. I've seen that happen a lot with various power supplies and amplifiers over the years. TV Antenna Signal Boosters/Amplifiers are particularly problematic at this, especially the external ones that are exposed to the elements.
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post #8 of 8
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Yeah I never would have guess. Just glad I noticed other things clicking and I figured it out before I'd RMA'd it.
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