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My PSU just exploded

My SeaSonic PSU just exploded.
Was gaming, and suddenly there was a massive bang, and the PC shut down immediately.
Then a burning smell. There is now no power to anything.

I really hope nothing else was killed with it.

Kinda bummed that a seasonic unit did it. But to be fair it's probably 7-8 years old. I can't remember exactly, and I can't find the receipt either.

Tough luck. And there a really no power supplys in stock anywhere that can deliver within 1-2 days (To Denmark), with a brand I want.
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Yikes. What did it power and what exactly model was that?

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Quote: Originally Posted by BroadPwns View Post
Yikes. What did it power and what exactly model was that?
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5 SSD's (1 nvme, 4 sata).

It was a SS-760XP2 80+ PLATINUM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Panzerfury View Post
8700k
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5 SSD's (1 nvme, 4 sata).

It was a SS-760XP2 80+ PLATINUM

That's kind of scary, I have a couple in machines I built for people.

Hope there's no collateral damage - good luck!

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Yeah. One shouldn't use a PSU for more than 5 years no matter the brand or quality. People still running Corsair TXs and the like from 10 years ago are gambling every day.

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Yeah. One shouldn't use a PSU for more than 5 years no matter the brand or quality. People still running Corsair TXs and the like from 10 years ago are gambling every day.
That unit has a 7 year warranty I'd hope they would last that long.

I don't know that it's quite that simple - I've had several industrial control workstations that have ran continuously for 80,000 hrs ( over 9 years) in the worst environments you can imagine and not had a single failure. Loads were fairly light, they are all gold rated or better units and they were protected by uninterruptible power supplies.
I think in nearly 20 years of building I've had less than a dozen fail. 2 were just awful from the get go and failed within weeks of the 3 year warranty - they were OCZ branded. One was quite dramatic - shooting sparks out the vent the other just quit.
The others that have had problems I simply chucked because of noisy fans or coil whine.

Peoples use of them is so varied it's hard to put a blanket time limit on it - Folders, boincers or miners pull the guts right out of a psu compared to most users.

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Quote: Originally Posted by cssorkinman View Post
That unit has a 7 year warranty I'd hope they would last that long.

I don't know that it's quite that simple - I've had several industrial control workstations that have ran continuously for 80,000 hrs ( over 9 years) in the worst environments you can imagine and not had a single failure. Loads were fairly light, they are all gold rated or better units and they were protected by uninterruptible power supplies.
I think in nearly 20 years of building I've had less than a dozen fail. 2 were just awful from the get go and failed within weeks of the 3 year warranty - they were OCZ branded. One was quite dramatic - shooting sparks out the vent the other just quit.
The others that have had problems I simply chucked because of noisy fans or coil whine.

Peoples use of them is so varied it's hard to put a blanket time limit on it - Folders, boincers or miners pull the guts right out of a psu compared to most users.

Everyone gangsta until a Seasonic goes boom.

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Quote: Originally Posted by cssorkinman View Post
That unit has a 7 year warranty I'd hope they would last that long.

I don't know that it's quite that simple - I've had several industrial control workstations that have ran continuously for 80,000 hrs ( over 9 years) in the worst environments you can imagine and not had a single failure. Loads were fairly light, they are all gold rated or better units and they were protected by uninterruptible power supplies.
I think in nearly 20 years of building I've had less than a dozen fail. 2 were just awful from the get go and failed within weeks of the 3 year warranty - they were OCZ branded. One was quite dramatic - shooting sparks out the vent the other just quit.
The others that have had problems I simply chucked because of noisy fans or coil whine.

Peoples use of them is so varied it's hard to put a blanket time limit on it - Folders, boincers or miners pull the guts right out of a psu compared to most users.
yea some psus even come with 10-12 year warrantys just like any electronic stuff can break over time be in 1 day or 10 years its all a gamble when you have tons of parts in something. The last 20 years only had 2 psus go bad funny enough one was a seasonic 850 which they replaced for me under warranty no problem other was a old enermax 460w server psu 15 years old when it stoped working i used it as my test psu to test parts might be bad.


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Among other things, likely PSU life depends a lot on the quality of the electrolytic capacitors used.
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