Unfortunately the Corsair 550W VX PSU in my recently upgraded rig failed in a scary fashion last Monday and appears to have seriously damaged the motherboard and possibly the other components in my PC. The PSU was purchased from E-Buyer, while the rest of the internal components (motherboard, CPU, RAM, HDD, GPU) were purchased from Scan; all just under three months ago. Within the last week I have RMA'd the PSU to E-Buyer who confirmed that it was faulty and they have dispatched a brand new replacement to me, which arrived yesterday.
More details in this thread:
PSU Blowout Woes
As the thread above notes, I ordered an Enermax PSU last Monday and once that arrived last Wednesday and was connected, it became fairly clear that some or all of the other components have likely been damaged by the PSU's failure. The response I've received so far in my exploratory thread above to assess my options seems to suggest that Scan is not obligated to test/replace my (damaged) components under warranty, particularly as the PSU was sourced elsewhere.
What I would like to know is whether I could dispatch my Corsair RAM to your EU RMA service for testing (as it may be not damaged, but I don't have access to a spare AM2/Intel DDR2 system to validate this) and if it is damaged whether you would be able to replace it under warranty? I'd also be interested to hear whether this usually happens in such failures, i.e. the motherboard and/or other components are seriously damaged in the process and whether you have any recommendations as to my next course of action. Is pursuing a claim on my household contents insurance the best route or will I just have to replace all the damaged components at my own cost?
Thanks in anticipation,