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PSU smoking when I turn pc on

oliverthegundog
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So I was playing BF1 and my computer randomly turns off. This used to happen because sometimes when I’m playing games I’ll accidentally turn off the power surge with my foot, so I turn it back on, but it turns on for a split second and turns off, with smoke coming out of the PSU.

 

This wouldn’t be too weird if I’ve had the PSU for a while, but I’ve only had it since Christmas. One thing that might be important is that I almost always have the door to my room closed, so it gets pretty hot in there.

 

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MOBO: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4

Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2x8 GB) DDR4-3000 l

Storage: Sabrenet Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME SSD

GPU: XFX Radeon RX 590 8 GB FATBOY OC+

PSU: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX

 

Should I replace the PSU or is there a way to fix it? If I should replace it, what would be your guys suggestions? Budget would be 100 tops.

 

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I would contact Corsair customer support.

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Replace it immediately, repairing power supplies has too much risk involved. I DO NOT RECOMMEND TURNING PC ON AGAIN WITH IT INSTALLED.

 

Very abnormal that it died so early, can you try RMAing it?

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Unless you're competent and are trained, don't try to fix it yourself. There are components inside that work with mains voltage and thus carry enough of a kick to seriously injure or even kill you.

Be prepared to replace one or more of your components as well. The PSU dying may have killed something downstream, or shortened the life of your components.

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14 hours ago, oliverthegundog said:

No it doesn’t work did I say that?

No.  You never said that.

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