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Dirty PSU cable. Dirt or corrosion?

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Hello,

 

So I am building my first PC (yay!) But when I got my power supply in (Corsair CX-M 550W 80+ Bronze) the CPU power cable had something on it, I am not sure if it is dirt or corrosion

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I managed to get most of it off with a microfiber rag that's barely wet, but there's still some on there.

My main concern is that there is stuff in the inside (not in the metal but right above it) and since I wasn't able to get it all off I don't know if I should send it back or what?

 

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Thats not a very good picture.. take a closer picture and try and get it not blurry. 


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The picture is blurry, take a better one. 


CPU:i7 9700k 4.9Ghz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 2500Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, SSD mushkin chronos 120GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU:Corsair CS 650 M Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK600-W, IPS, HDR10, 4K 2nd: Samsung P2470HD Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Mouse 2014 Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

Thats not a very good picture.. take a closer picture and try and get it not blurry. 

That better?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Constantin said:

The picture is blurry, take a better one. 

That better?

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This is no corrosion, looks like some kind of dirt.


CPU:i7 9700k 4.9Ghz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 2500Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, SSD mushkin chronos 120GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU:Corsair CS 650 M Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK600-W, IPS, HDR10, 4K 2nd: Samsung P2470HD Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Mouse 2014 Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Constantin said:

This is no corrosion, looks like some kind of dirt.

Should I still be able to use it properly? Or do I need to clean it up more? (I was planning on trying to get the rest off of the outside anyway.

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Clean it as much as you can, then plug it, the contacts are on the inside so now worries.

 


CPU:i7 9700k 4.9Ghz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 2500Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, SSD mushkin chronos 120GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU:Corsair CS 650 M Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK600-W, IPS, HDR10, 4K 2nd: Samsung P2470HD Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Mouse 2014 Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Constantin said:

Clean it as much as you can, then plug it, the contacts are on the inside so now worries.

 

Oh, okay. So if the metal is a little dirty at top it should still be fine?

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1 hour ago, Pshyco said:

Oh, okay. So if the metal is a little dirty at top it should still be fine?

Yes


CPU:i7 9700k 4.9Ghz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 2500Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, SSD mushkin chronos 120GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU:Corsair CS 650 M Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK600-W, IPS, HDR10, 4K 2nd: Samsung P2470HD Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Mouse 2014 Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Constantin said:

Yes

Okay, thank you very much! I feel much better now. Have a great day/night!

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15 minutes ago, Pshyco said:

That better?

Much. Agreed it just looks like some Dirt. Take some Isopropyl alcohol and clean it up. Should be fine to use without any issues. 


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"White Ice"

Ryzen 1800x @ 4.0ghz | Asus Crosshair VI Hero | EVGA RTX 2080ti Black | Flare X 14-14-14-34 3200mhz 32gb | Full Custom Water Cooling Loop | 1tb Samsung 970 Evo

Samsung 850 evo 250gb | 2x 3tb Seagate Drive | Fractal Design Meshify S2 |  EVGA G2 750w PSU | 3x Corsair ML140 Pro White LED case fans | 3x Corsair ML120 Pro White LED Case Fans 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Skiiwee29 said:

Much. Agreed it just looks like some Dirt. Take some Isopropyl alcohol and clean it up. Should be fine to use without any issues. 

Okay, thank you to. 

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As the others mentioned, some alcohol will make quick work of that.  If you've got an old toothbrush laying around, that would make it easier to get between and inside the individual contacts. 

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10 hours ago, Pshyco said:

Hello,

 

So I am building my first PC (yay!) But when I got my power supply in (Corsair CX-M 550W 80+ Bronze) the CPU power cable had something on it, I am not sure if it is dirt or corrosion

Looks like dirt, but where did you get your PSU from?  What store?  Was it advertised as new or as a refurb?  What is sealed in shrinkwrap?

 

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