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Is my psu on its way out?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by GiraffePencils, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. GiraffePencils

    Mobster

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    Hey all,

    So my pc up and decided it was going to stop turning on.
    So I tried an other psu and it turned on, so psu?
    It's a full modular psu so I pulled all the cables out and plugged them back in (admittedly in different slots) and now the pc's all back up and running.
    None of the cables were specifically loose, so should I just chalk it up to a dodgy connection or should I prepare for it to go down again in the near future?
     
  2. postmanfw

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    I would wait and see.
     
  3. Skorpion

    Hitman

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    Nothing wrong in removing all cables and reseating them every few months. Worth reseating graphics cards, memory as well for peace of mind.

    As you have just removed and reseated all cables keep an eye on the problem you were having and obviously if it happens again then the unit is dodgy.

    You should be ok now though :)
     
  4. GiraffePencils

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    PSU died again :(

    Just going for a replacement I think.
     
  5. EsaT

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    What's that particular PSU?

    And what parts you have in computer?
    Instead of biggest marketing number you should get quality PSU.
     
  6. GiraffePencils

    Mobster

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    SuperFlower Leadex GOLD 850W,
    I have an AMD 1600X and a R9 290X

    It is 4 years old now, getting on a bit
     
  7. Thekwango

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    why would you reseat the gpu and memory every few months 'for peace of mind' ?? :confused:

    unless you move your pc about a lot or it's in a place where it's prone to bumps and bangs there's absolutely nothing i can think of that would cause them to come out on their own. they all have retention 'locks' in place too. that's a bizarre thing to do and slightly dodgy advice to be hoesnt.
     
  8. Thekwango

    Sgarrista

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    warranty? i thought superflower had a 5 year warranty - but could be wrong.
     
  9. GiraffePencils

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    hmm, good shout.
    I'll have to check that :)
     
  10. EsaT

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    Leadex gold should have at least five year warranty, more likely longer.
     
  11. Admiral Huddy

    Don

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    It's you have swapped it out the it would appear to be a faulty PSU.. You can hot wire the PSU and check the rails using a multi-meter if you have one to hand to make sure.

    According to the manufacturers website, it has a 5 year warranty so I'd raise an RMA ASAP.

    Personally, I 'd buy a new one then sell the returned version (when it comes) to rever some of the cost or keep as a spare because that process can be quite lengthy.
     
  12. Skorpion

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    No it isnt dodgy at all lol