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If you have blown 4 PSU, then it's not the PSU, it's something around it, either between the MOBO or the wall socket. Join us to comment and to customize your site experience! Even if you short the voltage outputs, the PSU should just shutdown. I guess its just one more thing to check for now on.

I just got a replacement PSU from Corsair but Im afraid to use the computer before this issue is resolved. Couple decades ago, (about 1996)I went through 3 PSUs in 6 months on one build. Have you tried different power sockets? As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/293351-28-computer-shutting-killing-psus

Power Supply Keeps Burning Out

They are just a collection of circuits and signals, and as long as power flows to them, they should continue to operate; there's nothing to break down, nothing to age... Surge protectors aren't perfect. Stay logged in Sign up now! drescherjm, Dec 6, 2010 drescherjm, Dec 6, 2010 #9 Dec 6, 2010 #10 {EB}NuTSymPToM{EB} [H]ard|Gawd Messages: 1,037 Joined: Aug 1, 2003 I currently don't have another motherboard to try out.

Power supplies die left and right at that place. I came back and the screen was blank, the machine was powered down but there were lights on my keyboard. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. And again, after the MB apparently kills the power supply, plugging a different PS does work and the fans spin up (though I now only leave it on for a second

Imagine the CX600 has a decent rep as well.I would tend to chalk this up to bad luck, and mediocre PSUs. It's three and a half years old, I think I killed my hopes of a warranty when I mangled the case trying to take it apart. Didn't help a single bit. More Help Discussion topics include hardware component and upgrades, ultrabooks, gaming laptops, Netbooks, and laptops accessories and much more.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators Question Can my computer be killing AC adapters?

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Power Supplies Keep Dying

if your psu is not under warranty pop it open an give it a looking too Reply With Quote 12-30-09,01:00 PM #9 madhatter256 View Profile View Forum Posts ★ Special Member https://hardforum.com/threads/what-keeps-killing-my-psus.1566874/ i know its not gonna give you load voltages but you can at least see if your starting out where you should be .. Power Supply Keeps Burning Out might just be bad luck. Power Supply Failure Causes After that run of bad luck, I have never lost another PSU on any personal RIG.Good luck with it.

Adak, OldSkool, pscout ***and especially R.I.P. Yes, faulty motherboards can kill power supplies. Like, is it a battery issue (it's the original battery), or some sort of powerboard issue? Since I leave the system on 24/7 it obviously was used to a certain operating temperature, then turing it off would have cooled it down potentially cracking a trace or something?

I became worried and again cleared the BIOS and pushed the power button-----nothing-----I sat starting to get concerned and out of the blue the machine turns on---what the hell?? I would put money on a faulty motherboard if you haven't had electrical problems historically in the house. Now, I've shut down again, plugged the fourth drive back into power and tried to power it. Good luck! #8 In2Photos, Apr 24, 2009 cbuchach Golden Member Joined: Nov 5, 2000 Messages: 1,164 Likes Received: 1 Any other ideas as I am getting to the point where

Recent Posts Menu Log in or Sign up [H]ard|Forum Forums > [H]ard|Ware > Power Supplies > FSP Twins 500W ATX Redundant Power Supply Review @ [H] FSP Guardian Computer Power Supply The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Hi, the system in question is my EP35-DS3R/QX6700 system in my signature.

We did wipe the board down after this last one blew, because for a while we were working with a material containing carbon fibers that became airborne.

About a half year ago, I gave it some upgrades including a graphics card, RAM and a Power supply to power the graphics card (See Below for Specs). but I have fixed many computers that supposedly have. No, create an account now. Not the answer you're looking for?

I think i'll squeak by with it for a few days until my replacement PSU arrives and give that a whirl. Are you sure the power line is clean? However two in under two years sounds a bit bad. I intend to pick up a decent UPS with my next major gaming build. {EB}NuTSymPToM{EB}, Dec 5, 2010 {EB}NuTSymPToM{EB}, Dec 5, 2010 #7 Dec 5, 2010 #8 {EB}NuTSymPToM{EB} [H]ard|Gawd Messages:

While the mobo is out, this would be a good time to clean and re-apply the thermal compound for your HSF. #2 Slugbait, Apr 24, 2009 Blain Lifer Joined: Oct Electrolux is buying sous vide machine manufacturer Anova and a Chinese city plans to combat pollution with towers covered in vegetation. Albert - my beloved pup*** Reply With Quote 12-31-09,09:51 PM #11 Xtreme Barton View Profile View Forum Posts Member Join Date Jan 2004 Location Omaha,NE was the connection loose at Was working fine before.

I cleaned it out really well and within a short period of time noticed that it didn't seem to be running as well as it should be. Power Supply Failures Pg 3. Video Graphics: Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon 4200 *Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed. Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon 4200 Integrated graphics: concurrent use While the mobo is out, this would be a good time to clean and re-apply the thermal compound for your HSF.Click to expand...

Here's the story. Is my processor not being cooled properly?PSU -- Antec EA-650CPU -- AMD Phenom II x4 955 965 with stock heat sink/cooler 11 answers Last reply Nov 9, 2010 Best Answer Nov I expected more of the TT since it was relatively well rated at the time and it appeared to have high build quality. When I put the RF back in, the computer worked perfectly fine as though nothing had happened, so it was definitely the TT that went.

Like say the night before I've unplugged my power from the wall because of a lighting storm, then when I plug it back in again, my computer refuses to boot up. shovenoseNov 9, 2010, 7:08 AM some power supplies wont start up if they dont detect any load... I press the power button and nothing happens. With the seemingly other two dead power supplies the motherboard lights are on when it si connected but the machine absolutely does not turn on, the fans don't spin and nothing