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Windows 7: Power supply failures


08 Apr 2013   #1

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Power supply failures

What would cause a power supply to go out within 2 wks?


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08 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can think of a number of things. A power surge. Faulty wiring. Bad part. Bad luck. If it's been under 2 weeks, you should be able to get a replacement pretty easily I am sure.
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08 Apr 2013   #3

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If your power supply is plugged in, then it must be the cord is fried. If you have a battery, then it must be replaced for a price that varies.
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09 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crankypenguin View Post
I can think of a number of things. A power surge. Faulty wiring. Bad part. Bad luck. If it's been under 2 weeks, you should be able to get a replacement pretty easily I am sure.
I guess just bad part OR parts is right! Because the place where I bought it replaced it AND THEN replaced it again two more times with the same problem happening to both replacements in about the exact same time span! I finally just had them REPLACE my money and went somewhere else and bought the same brand and that's been 2 months without any problems.
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09 Apr 2013   #5
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With that many failures, with the same brand, I think I would reconsider my choice of brands. A power supply is not some place to try to save money on. They can fail and ruin your entire system. Although they cost more, I always recommend quality brands such as Corsair, Seasonic and Antec. Those are top of the line PSU's. The only other issue is the size of the unit. If you buy too small of a power supply, the computer is demanding more of it, than the power supply is capable of. Find some good power supply calculators and see how much your computer needs, then add about 20%-25% to it to allow for upgrades. It will also make your power supply not be strained, run cooler and last longer.
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11 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
With that many failures, with the same brand, I think I would reconsider my choice of brands. A power supply is not some place to try to save money on. They can fail and ruin your entire system. Although they cost more, I always recommend quality brands such as Corsair, Seasonic and Antec. Those are top of the line PSU's. The only other issue is the size of the unit. If you buy too small of a power supply, the computer is demanding more of it, than the power supply is capable of. Find some good power supply calculators and see how much your computer needs, then add about 20%-25% to it to allow for upgrades. It will also make your power supply not be strained, run cooler and last longer.
Thanks I'll keep that in mind.
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