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Old 10-10-2008, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I ordered this with a video card and everything else. I thought I put everything together right, lol. But when I went to plug the computer in, I heard something blow and smoke started coming from the power supply I think. Now when I plug it in nothing happens, and nothing when I press the power button. Going to assume I fried almost everything lol. I checked after and everything seemed to be connected properly... so I'm not sure what happened.

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Old 10-10-2008, 04:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yea, definetly power supply blew. Happened to my cousin and ended up frying his motherboard, because of the Raidmax power supply that came with his case. So more than likely you'll need a new board. Thats why you should never use the cheap power supplies that come with a case.


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Old 10-10-2008, 04:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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man that sucks dude. call tigerdirect and tell them that you got a defective psu, i am pretty sure they will replace everything
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The link says: THIS ITEM IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. You may not be the only one with problems.
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Oh man, you let the magic blue smoke out. Thats not good. These days if the cable fits in the plug, its almost guaranteed to be properly plugged up. My guess is theres some defective gear going on.
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