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Windows 7: Power supply went out


22 Jun 2013   #11
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Doug that has to be a serious allergy. Burning circuits are one of the most acrid and stinging of smells.

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22 Jun 2013   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Must be, the wife opened all the windows and sprayed febreze around. She described it pretty much the way you just said it. And Layback is right, the cats are acting funny. And she just made me put the bad psu out in the garage.
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22 Jun 2013   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post


Okay, I was reading through the forums earlier, then left (computer still on) to make a store run. I get home about 45 minutes later, put my groceries away then head to my computer. It hit the mouse and keyboard it doesn't respond at first, then it pops up, literally. I suddenly see smoke look right to my tower and see a very light amount of smoke rolling out of the case. I instantly remove the power and take the computer apart. I thought oh #### did my motherboard fry? I check everything after a complete disassembly and see no visible damage or burns any where. I recheck the motherboard again, everything is normal.

I then carefully look at the power supply, and give it a sniff..yep there is the culprit, a light burnt smell, I don't have the best smell so I missed it at first.


I then unplug all the modular cables, the pci express 6 pin has a pin that came out when disconnecting, and looks slightly black. Did it take out my card too I wonder.

I took apart my spare computer, removed the psu and benched it on my rig. Powers right up, no issue. I didn't hook up the video card as the spare PSU isn't powerful enough.

I bought everything at fry's in Feb, can I take the PSU back there or would I have to go through corsair?

Do you think my vid card is gone? It has no visible damage, and doesn't smell burnt.

I just want to cry, please give me any advice on whether I might have lost the card too

Fry's won't take it back they are jerks when it comes to this you are better off going to Corsair like I did they only give you 15 days

You Video card isn't gone you got it in time now if everything shut down out of nowhere and that happened cause to be worried most likely the capacitor was old and it just happened that at the time the Videocard was the most power hungry
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22 Jun 2013   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Solar, the computer was idle, I came back from the store and tapped the keyboard and mouse to bring the monitor up, then came the smoke. The psu is only four months old
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22 Jun 2013   #15

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Dude do you have your power supply connected directly into the wall outlet?
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22 Jun 2013   #16

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Dude do you have your power supply connected directly into the wall outlet?

No, it goes to a surge protector
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22 Jun 2013   #17

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

See if Corsair will do cross ship. You give them a credit card and they ship the new one and you have 30 days to return the bad one and if not they charge your card. Saves a lot of time.

Jim
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22 Jun 2013   #18

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Phone Man
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23 Jun 2013   #19

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I did get the RMA in last night. I was confused on the lot number(google fu said number next to serial number) and it did not work. Googled and found a number. I received an email back stating my RMA was in and gave me a ticket number. It said I will be contacted, so I will then verify I have the right lot number.
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24 Jun 2013   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I did get the RMA in last night. I was confused on the lot number(google fu said number next to serial number) and it did not work. Googled and found a number. I received an email back stating my RMA was in and gave me a ticket number. It said I will be contacted, so I will then verify I have the right lot number.
Should take no more then 2 weeks Corsair is pretty quick with it when it comes to RMA
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