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Corsair VX 450 problem! Help!

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February 27, 2011 9:57:42 AM

Hi!

I have a problem with my Corsair VX 450 power supply. It emit a very annoying high frequency noise. Why? It has worked for 3 and a half years perfectly, but now...

My system:
Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 |AMD Phenom x2 555 @ x4 B55 3.7 GHz + Scythe Mugen 2| 2x2 GB KINGMAX Nano Gaming DDR 3 1600 MHz CL9|CORSAIR VX 450|Seagate 7200.12 1TB|Asus Xonar D1 7.1

By the way everything work great in my computer.

What should I do? The warranty expired to the shop where I had bought. Is it a typical problem, which easily repairable? Is Corsair tackle extra warranty for PSU's?

(Sorry for my English skill)

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February 27, 2011 12:06:53 PM

vasinger said:
Hi!

I have a problem with my Corsair VX 450 power supply. It emit a very annoying high frequency noise. Why? It has worked for 3 and a half years perfectly, but now...

My system:
Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 |AMD Phenom x2 555 @ x4 B55 3.7 GHz + Scythe Mugen 2| 2x2 GB KINGMAX Nano Gaming DDR 3 1600 MHz CL9|CORSAIR VX 450|Seagate 7200.12 1TB|Asus Xonar D1 7.1

By the way everything work great in my computer.

What should I do? The warranty expired to the shop where I had bought. Is it a typical problem, which easily repairable? Is Corsair tackle extra warranty for PSU's?

(Sorry for my English skill)

a b ) Power supply
February 27, 2011 12:23:55 PM


If you are the original owner, you can go direct to Corsair for remedy under their full five (5) year warranty

http://www.corsair.com/support/warranty/



ONLY If your PAST the 5 years warranty:

Most of the power supply problems I've seen have been with the cooling fan in the supply. One quick way to test if that's the problem, use your finger to GENTLY touch the center hub of the fan on the bottom of the power supply to stop it from spinning. IF the noise stops it's the cooling fan...


http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-VX450W-P...

STOP This will VOID any warranty: So, if your a good mechanic you can remove the power supply from your system. Remove the cover. And replace the fan with a suitable case fan. Cost about $5 for a basic fan.

But you did mention it was a High Frequency noise, so this might be coil or capacitor related, you can't fix that.
February 27, 2011 1:13:42 PM

It's under five 5. So how can I look up the Corsair support in Hungary?

I certain, that the cooling fan is okay, because I am competent in coolers, so I know, that the electronics emit this sound.
It's a typical electrical noise.

I would very glad, if just the fan got stuck.
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