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.
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. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...