Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Building new computer. PSU blew up because extra standoffs were left in behind mobo. Need advice please.

Tags:
  • Computers
  • Corsair
  • Motherboards
Last response: in Motherboards
Share
November 6, 2013 4:04:21 AM

Specs:
Corsair 800D
Corsair Vengeance
Intel i7 4770K
Msi z87 g45
Stock cooler on CPU
Corsair HX1050
PNY GTX 770 Enthusiast edition
Samsung 840 pro series ssd 120gb
Barracuda seagate 2tb HDD

Hi,

I had a pretty traumatising event the other night, I put together my brand new computer everything (seemed) to go perfectly well and then I turned on the computer. It worked and I was looking around the CLICK Bios that comes on my mobo and then suddenly pop my entire circuit breaker in my house goes off. Then I press the computer back on and flash bang the psu blows up. I smelt burning coming from the psu.

I had no idea what the reason for this was, I triple checked every connection and every wire and they are all correct, (everything is in the right slot and all that) then I looked on this forum and saw that extra standings behind the mobo can cause a shoe circuit. I left a few extra standoffs behind my mobo so I assume that is what cause the short.

I need advice on whether that was definitely the problem or if it could be something else? Also what are the chances my mobo is fried or any of my other components?

Thank you in advance for any help and sorry for long post.

More about : building computer psu blew extra standoffs left mobo advice

a b V Motherboard
November 6, 2013 4:10:06 AM

If it shorted through the motherboard to ground it's probably toast. You went know till you take it apart and try a new PSU
m
0
l
November 6, 2013 4:17:20 AM

unksol said:
If it shorted through the motherboard to ground it's probably toast. You went know till you take it apart and try a new PSU


I read else where that the quality of the psu affects your chances of other parts breaking, is that only if it is a defect in the psu?

I did only smell burning from the psu and a flash from the psu, I checked and didn't see and blown capacitors on the mobo if that means anything?

I'm kind of sitting here with my fingers crossed.

EDIT: Also is there a way of testing the mobo without a new psu cause I won't get a new one for about a week?
m
0
l
a b V Motherboard
November 6, 2013 4:34:59 AM

Ropesy said:
Specs:
Corsair 800D
Corsair Vengeance
Intel i7 4770K
Msi z87 g45
Stock cooler on CPU
Corsair HX1050
PNY GTX 770 Enthusiast edition
Samsung 840 pro series ssd 120gb
Barracuda seagate 2tb HDD

Hi,

I had a pretty traumatising event the other night, I put together my brand new computer everything (seemed) to go perfectly well and then I turned on the computer. It worked and I was looking around the CLICK Bios that comes on my mobo and then suddenly pop my entire circuit breaker in my house goes off. Then I press the computer back on and flash bang the psu blows up. I smelt burning coming from the psu.

I had no idea what the reason for this was, I triple checked every connection and every wire and they are all correct, (everything is in the right slot and all that) then I looked on this forum and saw that extra standings behind the mobo can cause a shoe circuit. I left a few extra standoffs behind my mobo so I assume that is what cause the short.

I need advice on whether that was definitely the problem or if it could be something else? Also what are the chances my mobo is fried or any of my other components?

Thank you in advance for any help and sorry for long post.


Ropesy said:
unksol said:
If it shorted through the motherboard to ground it's probably toast. You went know till you take it apart and try a new PSU


I read else where that the quality of the psu affects your chances of other parts breaking, is that only if it is a defect in the psu?

I did only smell burning from the psu and a flash from the psu, I checked and didn't see and blown capacitors on the mobo if that means anything?

I'm kind of sitting here with my fingers crossed.

EDIT: Also is there a way of testing the mobo without a new psu cause I won't get a new one for about a week?


you will have to check it with another PSU. Also double check your wall socket and cable. Blowing a PSU like that off the bat is strange unless it was one very faulty PSU
m
0
l
November 6, 2013 4:51:45 AM

ZionZA said:
Ropesy said:
Specs:
Corsair 800D
Corsair Vengeance
Intel i7 4770K
Msi z87 g45
Stock cooler on CPU
Corsair HX1050
PNY GTX 770 Enthusiast edition
Samsung 840 pro series ssd 120gb
Barracuda seagate 2tb HDD

Hi,

I had a pretty traumatising event the other night, I put together my brand new computer everything (seemed) to go perfectly well and then I turned on the computer. It worked and I was looking around the CLICK Bios that comes on my mobo and then suddenly pop my entire circuit breaker in my house goes off. Then I press the computer back on and flash bang the psu blows up. I smelt burning coming from the psu.

I had no idea what the reason for this was, I triple checked every connection and every wire and they are all correct, (everything is in the right slot and all that) then I looked on this forum and saw that extra standings behind the mobo can cause a shoe circuit. I left a few extra standoffs behind my mobo so I assume that is what cause the short.

I need advice on whether that was definitely the problem or if it could be something else? Also what are the chances my mobo is fried or any of my other components?

Thank you in advance for any help and sorry for long post.


Ropesy said:
unksol said:
If it shorted through the motherboard to ground it's probably toast. You went know till you take it apart and try a new PSU


I read else where that the quality of the psu affects your chances of other parts breaking, is that only if it is a defect in the psu?

I did only smell burning from the psu and a flash from the psu, I checked and didn't see and blown capacitors on the mobo if that means anything?

I'm kind of sitting here with my fingers crossed.

EDIT: Also is there a way of testing the mobo without a new psu cause I won't get a new one for about a week?


you will have to check it with another PSU. Also double check your wall socket and cable. Blowing a PSU like that off the bat is strange unless it was one very faulty PSU


I checked the sockets afterwards and they were all fine for any other electronics and I forgot to mention I had it plugged into a surge protector which was plugged into the wall if that makes a difference?

The surge protector does work definitely. I checked that.

Yeah I thought it was odd also.
m
0
l
November 11, 2013 5:37:40 PM

Could just be a very faulty PSU, My friend got a Visiontek 800W for his new build and it was alive long enough to get the OS and some games installed. After playing Planetside for 30 mins his PC shut off and we smelled burning plastic and looked and the inside of his PSU was melted and his case full of smoke. So I am guessing it is not uncommon for outrageously faulty PSU's to get out like that. You are lucky you psu was not that bad.
m
0
l
a c 199 V Motherboard
November 11, 2013 6:00:03 PM

Looking at corsair's web site, I couldn't find any circuit or power protections with that PSU. I sure hope your MB or any other components are not fried.
m
0
l
!