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Thread: A powmax psu i ordered sparked, can someone help.

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    Formula1's Avatar Poster
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    I ordered this psu (power supply) from newegg.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...163-018&depa=0

    I received it today, and once i opened, i tried it in an old computer of mine, and it worked perfectly. Then i thought everything was good. So then i hooked it up on my new pc (my signature). Then it seemed it worked great, but once i turned of the computer i heard a spark from the psu. And now my computer refuses to start with it (but the "ON" light on the psu was on.

    So then i hooked up my old powersupply (aspire on that came with my case) , and everything worked perfectly (thank God the harddrive wasnt chipped).

    So in conclusion does this mean that the new power supply i bought is defective now, and that i should return it to newegg asap ?

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    yup probably.

    powmax is not a good brand of power supply...we told you to goo with something good.

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    580 Watt SHIT SON.

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    Meh, it's probably just defective. That's why it comes with a warranty.

    Read the paperwork it came with.

    move along, nothing to see here.

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    powmax is not a good brand of power supply...we told you to goo with something good.
    Right on rossco! Fn A stop using pos noname PSU's.

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    whoop de friggin do, look at how their power supplies are made!
    http://powmax.com/about_US_Page.htm

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    Formula1 whoop de friggin do
    lol.

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Formula1
    whoop de friggin do, look at how their power supplies are made!
    http://powmax.com/about_US_Page.htm
    Looks like a child labour place:


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    POWMAX cutting-edge manufacturing facilities in China...
    thats cutting edge?
    looks like a plain ole assembly line to me
    just RMA it formula, and pray the next one doesnt have a melt-down

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    Looks like a child labour place:

    Yup.
    This is where MSI starts it's trainees.

    More on topic...
    Just last Saturday I saw a very similar situation to F1's unfold.

    A kid came in with a brand new system (purchased as parts from an unknown on-line vendor-he had shopped me, but our prices were too high for him) which had only managed to run for about 10 seconds before shutting down.

    Turns out, the PSU he had ordered did not come and would not arrive till the following Wed. (today).
    Naturally, he could not wait.
    pfzzzsssst....
    He was understandably concerned.
    Mom was understandably miffed.
    He ( much like F1) was lucky, a good PSU fired up his system and all the other components are fine.

    BUT...he now has a problem.
    Because the failed PSU ( also optimistically rated at >500w with the puniest guage wire harness I have ever seen, in fact, the whole unit weighed less than the cardboard box that our replacement Sparkle came in) came bundled with the case, it must be RMAed with the case.
    The vendor wants to just give him a whole new unit.

    After the kid gets this clusterfuck straightened out ( I sure ain't helpin him...part of what our "high prices" cover is my time/help when problems crop up) then he gets to discover the trick to loading Windows on a SATA drive.

    The point here is that he did and you, F1, are about to risk a lot of expensive parts on a substandard, low-rent power supply.
    In fact, you're going to do it twice.

    The logic here escapes me.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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