Burnt out power supply NEED HELP

Hey guys my power supply just popped...
I've just made a new build, powered the computer on and it lasted about 2minutes then suddenly the port of the PSU shot sparks and I could smell burning-also blowing the mains fuse requiring a reset . I think it was because I ran it through a 4way extention cable (noob move)
I am feeling very down and crappy right now but I'm just wondering if any of my other componants would be damaged.
The power supply is 750w Corsair Bronze , and it kinda smells of buring However no other componants smell burnt/any cosmetic damage if this is the case il re-order , aslong as no other componants are damaged
Many thanks ,
Ben
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  1. It is possible that your other components may be toast.

    The only way to really check is to get a new PSU and try again.
  2. Gelflite said:
    Hey guys my power supply just popped...
    I've just made a new build, powered the computer on and it lasted about 2minutes then suddenly the port of the PSU shot sparks and I could smell burning-also blowing the mains fuse requiring a reset . I think it was because I ran it through a 4way extention cable (noob move)
    I am feeling very down and crappy right now but I'm just wondering if any of my other componants would be damaged.
    The power supply is 750w Corsair Bronze , and it kinda smells of buring However no other componants smell burnt/any cosmetic damage if this is the case il re-order , aslong as no other componants are damaged
    Many thanks ,
    Ben


    Yeah . . . your in quite a pickle here. What I would do is get a another better power supply and check if everything is functioning properly.
    Here are some good PSUs:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-TX750V2-Enthusiast-Series-Bronze/dp/B004O0P9VC/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1384884530&sr=8-6&keywords=750w or if that isn't in your budget then get: http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-OCZ-ZS750W-UK-Series-Bronze-single/dp/B005DJJPV8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1384884530&sr=8-3&keywords=750w - Both really good power supply's which shouldn't explode! :)
  3. If other components have gone bad, you may claim product liability from Corsair.
  4. MKBL said:
    If other components have gone bad, you may claim product liability from Corsair.


    Thank you, and how would I go about doing this?
  5. AndyC53 said:
    Gelflite said:
    Hey guys my power supply just popped...
    I've just made a new build, powered the computer on and it lasted about 2minutes then suddenly the port of the PSU shot sparks and I could smell burning-also blowing the mains fuse requiring a reset . I think it was because I ran it through a 4way extention cable (noob move)
    I am feeling very down and crappy right now but I'm just wondering if any of my other componants would be damaged.
    The power supply is 750w Corsair Bronze , and it kinda smells of buring However no other componants smell burnt/any cosmetic damage if this is the case il re-order , aslong as no other componants are damaged
    Many thanks ,
    Ben


    Yeah . . . your in quite a pickle here. What I would do is get a another better power supply and check if everything is functioning properly.
    Here are some good PSUs:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-TX750V2-Enthusiast-Series-Bronze/dp/B004O0P9VC/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1384884530&sr=8-6&keywords=750w or if that isn't in your budget then get: http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-OCZ-ZS750W-UK-Series-Bronze-single/dp/B005DJJPV8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1384884530&sr=8-3&keywords=750w - Both really good power supply's which shouldn't explode! :)
  6. AndyC53 said:
    Gelflite said:
    Hey guys my power supply just popped...
    I've just made a new build, powered the computer on and it lasted about 2minutes then suddenly the port of the PSU shot sparks and I could smell burning-also blowing the mains fuse requiring a reset . I think it was because I ran it through a 4way extention cable (noob move)
    I am feeling very down and crappy right now but I'm just wondering if any of my other componants would be damaged.
    The power supply is 750w Corsair Bronze , and it kinda smells of buring However no other componants smell burnt/any cosmetic damage if this is the case il re-order , aslong as no other componants are damaged
    Many thanks ,
    Ben


    Yeah . . . your in quite a pickle here. What I would do is get a another better power supply and check if everything is functioning properly.
    Here are some good PSUs:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-TX750V2-Enthusiast-Series-Bronze/dp/B004O0P9VC/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1384884530&sr=8-6&keywords=750w or if that isn't in your budget then get: http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-OCZ-ZS750W-UK-Series-Bronze-single/dp/B005DJJPV8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1384884530&sr=8-3&keywords=750w - Both really good power supply's which shouldn't explode! :)


    Thanks a lot
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