power supply blown!!!!!!

Amd triple core / Asus m3a78em
March 6, 2009 at 13:44:38
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!


See More: power supply blown!!!!!!

Report •


#1
March 6, 2009 at 14:04:56
"I took every precaution" - except to invest in a quality power supply.

If you're lucky, just the PSU blew out. If you're unlucky, you'll be replacing the CPU & motherboard too. Time to do some troubleshooting.


Report •

#2
March 6, 2009 at 14:16:46
Thank you for your reply jam
but the power supply came with the computer case and over here in india iball has good rating of their products. and my power supply was Power Supply: iBall LPE223-400 power supply

Report •

#3
March 6, 2009 at 14:37:19
"here in india iball has good rating of their products"

Maybe their cases get good ratings, but their power supplies are garbage. What did you pay for the case/SMPS combo...about $35 (1800 rupees)? A decent quality 400W SMPS costs almost twice that much all by itself!

http://techshop.in/store/product_in...


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
March 6, 2009 at 14:47:45
Thanks again for your reply Jam
Thanks for the information that you gave. so now what to do. should i replace the smps or can i RMA it now any suggestions.


plssss post


Report •

#5
March 6, 2009 at 17:21:22
You have to test all your components to see if anything else burned out when the SMPS died. The only reason I can see you RMA'ing it would be to immediately sell it as soon as you got the replacement. Do NOT use iBall power supplies!

Report •

#6
March 6, 2009 at 17:38:56
roger that!!!nd thnx jam!!
so what do u recommend then????

Report •

#7
March 7, 2009 at 08:27:05
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 jam!

Report •

#8
March 15, 2009 at 05:58:41
Consider using a calculator to work out the exact power
requirements for your PC. Use a 80 Plus standard power
supply from a good brand. Add surge protection on for safety.
<a
href="http://www.matthewb.id.au/power/computer_power_con
sumption_calculator.html">Computer Power Consumption
Calculator


Report •


Ask Question