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Moments ago mom came to me saying she started smelling something burning while she was playing World of Warcraft on her computer, and she put it to "sleep".

I came down stairs and smell it from the living room, and immediately unplugged it and opened it up. I felt around, usual heatsinks were pretty warm, nothing off looking on the motherboard or graphics card.

Though the Power supply was pretty hot on the metal sides and fan grill, I removed it to find the smell coming from it. I didn't smell such thing around the motherboard nor GPU, so I leave my suspicions to be the PSU.

I don't know if the fan was working or not, but it freely turns when I used an ink pen edge to rotate the fan blades.

So you think the PSU is shot? And she turned the system off in time? She said it was running fine but she shut it down due to the burning smell.

Her system has some kind of Asus AM3 motherboard with a first Gen phenom and a GeForce 9800+ in it... I know that isn't much of help but I don't think it really matters if the PSU is being the issue here. thinking.gif

I don't remember how long their warranty's are either, so for now I won't open it up to take a look.
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your mom plays WoW? wow!!!

sorry for not typing a lot or being really general but im on my tablet ATM. check to see if the fan is spinning when powered, and if you can what hardware is it running?
Edited by CrazzyRussian - 3/22/11 at 9:11pm
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corsair has a 5 year warranty, send it in to them if u haven't owned it 5 years

and your mom plays wow?
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Yes, she plays WoW. Lol

Okay. Good news, Corsair took it in for RMA and sent us a new one. biggrin.gif
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lol your mom plays wow?
    
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People play video games? eek.gif
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