High Pitch Noise when power is off

Amd triple core / Asus m3a78em
March 6, 2009 at 12:17:31
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit, 2 GHz / 4096 MB
I assembled the pc just six day ago and I took every precaution from the manual and from other sources like internet forums etc but had noticed a high pitch noise coming from my new band Iball Gamer Computer case and specifically from its power supply i thought it would go away gradually but today when i started my pc there was a busting sound and burning smell from my pc and when i opened it there was burning smell specifically from its power supply and all other peripherals (parts) looked fine.

And the Question is what could be the consequences of this mishap?

Plsssss reply
BIG THANKS in advance!


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#1
March 6, 2009 at 12:26:48
The consequences could be the PSU goes out with a bang and takes all your new hardware with it. Shut down immediately and replace the PSU.

What brand and model is the PSU?


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#2
March 6, 2009 at 12:34:21
Thank you for your quick reply othehill
Power Supply: iBall LPE223-400 power supply

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#3
March 6, 2009 at 12:53:20
I can't seem to find any information of that PSU. I am located in the USA so I am unfamiliar with India brands. I am guessing that PSU may not be the greatest. You should be able to RMA the PSU though without sending the case back too.

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#4
March 6, 2009 at 13:02:39
Thanks again othehill for the reply
but are you sure that this mishap has taken my new hardware parts with it . Cause psu is blown and i did not smell the burning smell or did not see burns in other hardware parts except the power supply of the case.
And yes i am going to RMA it by tomorrow itself.

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#5
March 6, 2009 at 13:45:49
There are no moving parts in a PSU except for the fan. if you've heard a high pitched buzz in the PSU it is most likely the bearing for the fan, and the smell is likely the bearing burning up. As already recommended...get a decent PSU.

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#6
March 6, 2009 at 13:56:10
Thank you KWB for your reply
but when i used to unplug the power supply totally, sound use to slow down and then stoped.

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#7
March 6, 2009 at 14:24:57
Parts that don't move can also make sounds. transformers hum all the time.

That isn't the issue. You stated there was a burning smell.

I didn't say your other hardware was ruined. You asked what could happen. If the computer is still working then there is probably no damage yet.

I don't know how things work in India but in the USA you contact the vendor and request a replacement. They give you a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA). You return the item and they ship you a new one.


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#8
March 6, 2009 at 14:42:00
Thanks once again othehill for the reply
I will keep you updated what happened here India but as per my knowledge even we have the same policy here.

the new question is do they RMA on physical damage?
and is this mishap counted in Physical damage?


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#9
March 6, 2009 at 15:02:56
You have a defective part with the PSU. They may require you to return the entire case & PSU. I would argue that the shipping cost is too much and convince them to ship only the PSU.

Did you buy locally, or mail order? If local, take the PSU back to the store and request a replacement.


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#10
March 6, 2009 at 15:19:39
Thanks once again othehill for the reply
i bought it locally and i am going to them for the replacement.

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#11
March 6, 2009 at 22:14:36
Yeah OtheHill is right, non-moving parts can also hum. The fan wouldn't be running when the system is off anyway. I've heard electronic components in a power supply whine when they were defective.

Like jam always says, never use the power supply that comes with the case, they are utter rubbish.

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#12
March 7, 2009 at 08:29:51
hey actually wot hppnd is dat i did not start my pc...... i juss strtd my spike guard nd bcoz of dat my smps got blewn up!!!........evry thing is f9 now thnx to you all
yipeeeyaaay im so damn happy!!
thnk you-thank you-thank you!!
nd special thnx to othehill,rayburn and KWB!!

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#13
March 7, 2009 at 08:34:38
solved.
BIG-BIG-BIG THANKS 2 ALL!!!!!

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#14
March 7, 2009 at 08:44:24
Rajat28

Glad you problem is rectified.

I don't mean to be critical but your posts remind me of this comic strip with animals in it . The crocs talk like you do in here. Makes it hard to follow you train of thought. Please consider using a spell checker and use proper sentences. I assume you are using a full size keyboard so no reason to use texting type appreviations.


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#15
March 7, 2009 at 08:57:39
actually in the end it was my brother who was replying to you all.
he does such an abominable act by using that slang language of his.but cant help it,he is young and popular so is bound to boom in the networking sites.And nowadays everyone knows the meaning of the slang language that people use.(or rather these CHILDREN use).And don't want to go personal but how old are you othehill?
im 14 and my brother is 12 so it is kind of obvious that we may get influenced by the slang world of literature.
and thanks once again.
but don't forget to reply your age.

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#16
March 7, 2009 at 10:35:52
My handle should say something about my age. Or is my slang unfamiliar to you. Over the hill means old. I am 65.

As far as forgiving you and your brother because you are young. That doesn't fly with me. Good grammer is what we all strive to use here. Very few abbreviations and proper spelling are appreciated.


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#17
March 7, 2009 at 10:57:04
yes same goes with me sir,but residing in a country taking care of more than 300 to 400 hundred languages is kind of difficult.that too when its included in the syllabus of your education.(not all but at least 3 of them).so English still hasn't flourished so much(except for south) in India,we still have the responsibility to save the extincting languages,we are strong enough in our languages though,but still our culture says that acceptance is the beauty of life.so we do accept English as a language to be learned but only till the communication or understanding is concerned.rest we would like to cherish our language's grammar.(we have different books then your Wren and Martin)
and we are not sorry that we cannot speak "ENGLISH" that well(NO OFFENSE SIR).
thanks for your your guidance and we would appreciate it to be with us further.

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#18
March 7, 2009 at 13:33:43
Waiting..........

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#19
March 7, 2009 at 13:41:44
Waiting for what? I said what I wanted to and so did you.

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