Metal bits from power supply

Hi everyone,

I just unboxed my new Corsair AX850 power supply, and I noticed that there were one or two very tiny pieces of what looked like steel wool that fell out of the cloth bag that the power supply was in. I shook out the power supply and other than a few flakes of black paint/plastic, nothing else came out.

Maybe these "steel wool" bits must have been from the manufacturing process? Do you think I am safe to use this power supply? I have already built my system and I don't want to unplug everything.

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  1. I would say you try the two paper clip approach first.
    if it works alrite you could give it a shot.
  2. If the power supply turns on am I good to go?

    Should I be worried about little metal bits from the power supply shorting out my motherboard or other components of my PC?
  3. Best answer
    if it metal bits are hard to say what they are.
    Most often than not it is the casing being a bit damaged or the coat of paint etc.I dont think there is anything to be worried about however you could use a psu tester to see if its working.
  4. Best answer selected by tempstar.
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