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Smoking PSU

Chances are unknown at this point. I doubt you lost much unless he left it on and pumping power into the system. If it's unplugged and left alone you're more than likely going to be okay.

Also, tell the PSU to stop smoking, straighten up, and get a job.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I work out of town and my brother uses my tower while I'm away right? I get news this morning that the PSU was squealing and then started smoking while playing Star Citizen. He's not very tech oriented, so I can't exactly walk him through checking everything....but what are the chances I just lost my GPU and CPU...? 

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Chances are unknown at this point. I doubt you lost much unless he left it on and pumping power into the system. If it's unplugged and left alone you're more than likely going to be okay.

Also, tell the PSU to stop smoking, straighten up, and get a job.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Nah, he's smart and unplugged it immediately. I'm not worried about anything else but those two components. Everything else is easily replaced.

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Just now, DerekAnaya said:

Nah, he's smart and unplugged it immediately. I'm not worried about anything else but those two components. Everything else is easily replaced.

Yah, chances exist obviously but if it's not left on or anything then I think you'll probably be alright :)


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the only way to find out is to just try it with a new PSU, but unless the thing cought fire and burnt the pc down, I doubt it will have damaged anything. 

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what PSU is/was it

 


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That's messed up, I'm sorry for you, mate. I know what you're feeling right now, my PSU had drinking issues.


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What PSU is it?


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2 hours ago, DerekAnaya said:

So I work out of town and my brother uses my tower while I'm away right? I get news this morning that the PSU was squealing and then started smoking while playing Star Citizen. He's not very tech oriented, so I can't exactly walk him through checking everything....but what are the chances I just lost my GPU and CPU...? 

As many others have asked - what PSU is it? Also what are your specs?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I forgot I posted this, so to everyone curious, the GPU still lives to this day. The cheapo PSU is shot. Turns out it was a manufacturing error and they replaced it for free. 

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