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 Post subject: The magic blue smoke escaped! :-(
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:16 am 
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All around the server last night,

Grymhild played on her com-pu-ter.

Grymmie thought it was all in fun,

'Til
POP! goes the com-pu-ter...


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 Post subject: Re: The magic blue smoke escaped! :-(
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Power supply or something else?


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Sad violin music in the background... rest in peace com-pu-ter...

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 Post subject: Re: The magic blue smoke escaped! :-(
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I don't know yet, I but I'm hoping that it was only the power supply that blew up.

I ordered a new one, but it won't be here until tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: The magic blue smoke escaped! :-(
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 Post subject: Re: The magic blue smoke escaped! :-(
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You ordered a power supply without being sure that it's the problem? >.>

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 Post subject: Re: The magic blue smoke escaped! :-(
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Maximvs wrote:
You ordered a power supply without being sure that it's the problem? >.>


yes I did

and I did that because it was late, I took a quick look and didn't see any blown caps on the MB, a blown PSU is prolly the most likely, fastest and cheapest to fix problem - plus it'll help me eliminate what's "not" wrong —if I put in a new PSU and the computer won't POST, then it's something else.

and I can always return the PSU if the old one turns out to be fine

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 Post subject: Re: The magic blue smoke escaped! :-(
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Maximvs wrote:
You ordered a power supply without being sure that it's the problem? >.>



Technically speaking, we should be replacing our PSUs annually to ensure no expensive accidents occur with it dying. Replacing it is never a bad idea, unless you're very budgeted.

Even then, it's a good idea to keep a pristine, spare PSU at home to test if it's the problem the next time the PC dies.

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Same thing happened to me during the big DM event for Doron Amar a few days ago..POOF..literally..

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 Post subject: Re: The magic blue smoke escaped! :-(
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Got a power supply with 100 W extra than my comp needed. Been running for 8 years, no problem. Corsair is a pretty good brand.

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Come back soon, grymhild!

I hope it's just the PSU and you're back in action by the weekend. But if it's not, some of the techies here can probably help you troubleshoot it?

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*sad panda*

well, now it looks like my new PSU won't be delivered until tomorrow :-(

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 Post subject: Re: The magic blue smoke escaped! :-(
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Maximvs wrote:
Got a power supply with 100 W extra than my comp needed. Been running for 8 years, no problem. Corsair is a pretty good brand.


my old/current PSU is a Corsair HX850.

Which I think should have been enough for my system, but with that loud pop maybe not.

(here's a link I found with someone"s HX850 dying)

now, maybe it wasn't the PSU that went bad, I guess it could have been the motherboard's VRM, but I really don't feel like taking the whole machine apart yet if I don't have to.

*le sigh*

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