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January 9, 2010 1:29:30 PM

AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

XFX HD-585A-ZNBC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB Black Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail

MSI Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA CD/DVD Burner LightScribe Support - Retail

Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

I put it all together yesterday & fired it up. It came on & the fans were working but then I noticed smoke coming out the top fan & smelled like burnt plastic. I immediately turned off power to the psu & unplugged it.

I looked at every wire & I couldn't not find one damaged at all.

Could this be a bad piece of hardware? I'm not sure where the smoke originated but seemed to come from HDD cage area but maybe not. Haven't touched it since.

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January 9, 2010 1:36:38 PM


Since its AZZA, could be a bad fan. What brand fan do they use?

Do you have a power supply tester?

January 9, 2010 1:41:19 PM

Think I found what burnt.

I had a front panel usb connector plugged into the MB speaker, oops.
Burnt out some of the wire.

How do I fix that? I wanted that FP usb.
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January 9, 2010 1:45:10 PM

That would do it.

You would have to get new wire and undergo a long, painful process. Just stick with I/O USB. It doesn't seem worth the effort.
January 9, 2010 1:50:45 PM

I would like for it to work & I'll have time to work on it.

Long painful process? Oh, man, I would like to fix it.
January 10, 2010 9:42:06 PM

Friend came over with some wires & solder gun & fixed it.
January 21, 2010 12:38:12 AM

Best answer selected by MAULxx.