Power Outage causes PSU to go up in smoke

@ 2006/04/26
The power supplies in the affected machines had largely blown capacitors and burnt PCBs. While The BoxHeads had proudly replaced all damaged components, today we have a few photos to share
Comment from jort @ 2006/04/26
not everyone needs badluck

yeah crap, i hope my psu from my laptop doesn't smoke
Comment from Sidney @ 2006/04/26
It's a major flaw when the over load protection circuit does not work when needed.
Comment from jmke @ 2006/04/26
lucky it didn't kill your whole system; those Pelts were the reason your PSU crashed btw
Comment from jort @ 2006/04/26
http://www.phoronix.net/image.php?id...april06_69_lrg

happend with me too, just overload i guess

no-name 400W psu for about 35 euro's

P4 2.6 northwood with 50W pelt(just a test ^^)
2X 200gb maxtor sata hdd
ati 9800 pro oc with 50Wpelt
dvd-rom
soundcard
networkcard
and some 120mm and 80mm fans.

psu just blew up in smoke after some hours of intensive game of farcry
Comment from wutske @ 2006/04/26
it's strange that such things can happens, modern PSU's have a lot of protections built-in that should cause it to power-down
Comment from jmke @ 2006/04/26
TerAngreal had the same thing happen at a LAN, his mobo/cpu/ram/vga card all fried, only 1x Raptor survived.
Comment from wutske @ 2006/04/26
ouch ...

 

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