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PSU no power and smells like burning

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xserd, Dec 30, 2010.

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  1. xserd

    xserd Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone! First of all I am new here at techguy.org, so here is my story.

    I recently upgraded to a new PSU and GPU so I sold my old Gigabyte Superb 550p to a guy from the internet. I was really careful when I was detaching the PSU from my rig so I was sure was completely working before putting it on the box. Then after I sold the PSU to that guy, later that night the guy called me and he told me the PSU was not working. I told him to check the cables 24 pin, 4+4 pin and the power cord was properly connected. He told me yes it was connected and he checked every cable and then he smelled something like burning on the PSU and it has no power.

    Any ideas on what is wrong with the PSU? or is it he's motherboard. please help. Thanks!
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Hi xserd, and welcome to TSG.

    Not to ruin your faith in your fellow man or anything but have you considered the possibility this person may not be 100% honest. Like maybe he had a Gigabyte Superb 550p that burned up and is looking for a free replacement.
     
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    Did you give the person who purchased the Power Supply any kind of warranty?
     
  4. xserd

    xserd Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply, I don't think he can easily replace my PSU because it has a few scratches. So I can easily tell if its not my PSU and yes I gave the guy a warranty, the guy said he will refund he's money and return my PSU on monday.
     
  5. xserd

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    Ok, I got my PSU back from the guy, then i tried the paper clip trick to test if the PSU is working or not. I don't want to plug it into my computer because It might cause problems on my rig. When I tried the paper clip trick with a 120mm fan to test the psu, the fan span for about 2-3 seconds then the PSU exploded with sparks and smoke. So I unplugged it quickly, Maybe the guy has mishandled my PSU. =(
     
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