Hello, so I was sitting playing a video game like most days and then all of the sudden there is a loud pop. My pc shuts down and its got sparks and smoke coming out of the PS. I dont think it is a short or grounding issue the pc has been working fine for months. Any ideas? And what are the chances I lost other components?
I would buy another PSU, and stick it in and see what does and what doesn't work. Then go from there. If you're lucky, it'l just be the PSU that's burnt out. (Which from experience is usually what happens, rather than full mobo short.)
When that happens it trips all the sensors in the PSU for protection of your Computer.
The PSU has burnt out. Simple and effective method. Its just a bad PSU. I recommend getting an OCZ| Antec| Or Corsair| Check out the PSU in my signature it works wonders, and will be perfect for you computer
1. Check to see if product is under warranty if so RMA.
2. If Product is not under warranty buy a new PSU (all you can do)
3. Buy a Replacement PSU for the time being and have that one refurbished if you low on cash.
xion psu's are cheap and nasty. thats what you get for using a cheap and nasty psu. now you have learned your lesson the hard way, go do some reading about psu's, sites like Hardwaresecrets and Jonnyguru are the best places to start. you will find the most reliable brands Seasonic, Antec, Corsair and XFX. When you do replace the psu you may find other components have fried also. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Why-99-Percent-o...