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Power Supply exploded...HELP

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May 6, 2014 6:06:07 AM

My power supply exploded for unknown reason, other components are working fine...from what I guess from the photo, it look like a fuse exploded for me, can I send for warranty to be replaced? Why main fuse, sub-phase fuse,3-pin plug, surge, all no blow but the fuse inside exploded It exploded the moment I turn on the PC...no raining/thunderstorm. It sound like those electric mosquito racket when killing mosquito but 4x louder. I've highlighted the parts that blow out, can anyone tell me what is that? My 2 cent, dun buy anything from Aerocool, even my OEM delta still holds up well for 10 years, this unit just lasted 8 months :(  . I did research this model from techpwerup, mostly positive feedback from the site thou. Could it be the PSU not compatible with Haswell system????? In fact, I just upgraded the system a month ago.






Credit: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Aerocool/GT-700SG/

Update: (close look)



It appear that another chips also burned, according to techpowerup review, it write"The standby PWM controller is a TNY280PN IC: the flagship of the TinySwitch-III series. The diode that rectifies the 5VSB rail is a PFR10L60CT."



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May 6, 2014 6:39:46 AM

Looks like a capacitor to me, not a fuse. Also, I can understand why a PWM might fail if a capacitor failed.
As for warranty, good luck, you cracked the case seal and they won't likely honor a warranty.
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May 6, 2014 8:55:48 AM

The reason it blew up is due to the cheap components used internally. This is why you should avoid generic brand and go for the well-known brands that actually have good quality power supply with the actual features suggested.
What was your pc build with that power supply?
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May 6, 2014 9:07:46 AM

Suztera said:
The reason it blew up is due to the cheap components used internally. This is why you should avoid generic brand and go for the well-known brands that actually have good quality power supply with the actual features suggested.
What was your pc build with that power supply?

I was running G2020, B75M chipset with 7770...upgraded to Haswell 4440, Z87M with 7770...the OEM of this PSU is HEC and this unit is not cheap at all...around US100
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May 6, 2014 9:10:25 AM

cheeyc said:
Suztera said:
The reason it blew up is due to the cheap components used internally. This is why you should avoid generic brand and go for the well-known brands that actually have good quality power supply with the actual features suggested.
What was your pc build with that power supply?

I was running G2020, B75M chipset with 7770...upgraded to Haswell 4440, Z87M with 7770...the OEM of this PSU is HEC and this unit is not cheap at all...around US100


What is the model and brand of the power supply? You only told me it was an Aerocool.
Price does not always determine the quality.
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May 6, 2014 9:17:08 AM

Suztera said:
cheeyc said:
Suztera said:
The reason it blew up is due to the cheap components used internally. This is why you should avoid generic brand and go for the well-known brands that actually have good quality power supply with the actual features suggested.
What was your pc build with that power supply?

I was running G2020, B75M chipset with 7770...upgraded to Haswell 4440, Z87M with 7770...the OEM of this PSU is HEC and this unit is not cheap at all...around US100


What is the model and brand of the power supply? You only told me it was an Aerocool.
Price does not always determine the quality.

Aerocool GT-500SG, a multirail 500W PSU...i choose this PSU because it has gold certified and modular design, my setup barely squish 50% of the PSU actually, I was planning the PSu can last few years for upcoming upgrades
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May 6, 2014 9:32:13 AM

cheeyc said:
Suztera said:
cheeyc said:
Suztera said:
The reason it blew up is due to the cheap components used internally. This is why you should avoid generic brand and go for the well-known brands that actually have good quality power supply with the actual features suggested.
What was your pc build with that power supply?

I was running G2020, B75M chipset with 7770...upgraded to Haswell 4440, Z87M with 7770...the OEM of this PSU is HEC and this unit is not cheap at all...around US100


What is the model and brand of the power supply? You only told me it was an Aerocool.
Price does not always determine the quality.

Aerocool GT-500SG, a multirail 500W PSU...i choose this PSU because it has gold certified and modular design, my setup barely squish 50% of the PSU actually, I was planning the PSu can last few years for upcoming upgrades


Gold efficiency doesn't always determine quality either. The review you linked is different still to your one. I suspected you overloaded one of the 12V rails thus it blew up. It is an average power supply.
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