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Fried PSU? man, alot of computer problems

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by K2e2vin, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Yesterday, my computer just cut off for no reason. It "tried" to restart, but would cut off again. I could smell "electrical" smoke from the PSU exhaust fan(I found out the system fan was down, but the CPU, northbridge, and GPU fans are fine), I reinstalled the heatsink on the cpu, but problem persist. I kept track of the temp; the CPU was only at 39*C when it turned off. I opened the computer and set it sideways; and sniffed around to try to find where the smell is coming from. Anyways, it smells like its coming from the PSU; its a Antec 4xxW unit....is this common? or could it be something else?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    nvm, found out the problem was 4 burn out pins on the ATX connector. WTH would cause this?

    Anyone selling a socket-A motherboard and a +300W PSU? :p
     
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    Voltage jump maybe... installed anything new or had any spills/accidents near the case lately?
     
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    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    i think its probably an old and no name brand psu that just ate the shitter. my parents emachine did the same thing.

    stick with name brands like antec, enermax, thermaltake, etc... with a good 12v to avoid future crap outs.
     
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    w3rd... emachines pwn joo!! LOL
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Nope, case was closed and never opened for a few months. PSU=Antec 300W, mobo=Gigabyte GA-7VAXP. I'll get a pic of the ATX socket and connector later.
     
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