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    God damit my Seasonic 600w just went bang!!

    Spent most of yesterday building my new 7800GT sli rig. Tested it out on the bench & all was fine, put in the case, did a really neat job of it; plugged in the power cable flicked the switch & before i even turned on the PC there was a huge bang & flash out the back of the psu. Neadless to say it's completely dead, hopefully it hasn't taken anything with it.

    Anybody else had this with Seasonic psu's ??

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    I think you're the first case i hear of the Seasonic went bang, i build 3 rig with the same PSU and havent had any prob.
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    An optimist might hope that it is a problem with the power lead, and hope that the bang has just taken out the power lead fuse. A less optimistic person might look at the seasonic and see if there is fuse in that unit that has blown, and then having replaced it, bench test the PSU without any outputs connected. As the fault ocurred before powering up the motherborad, you MIGHT be lucky. However as the PSU was new and in warranty, if it really is dead (after the checks outlined, RMA it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae
    Spent most of yesterday building my new 7800GT sli rig. Tested it out on the bench & all was fine, put in the case, did a really neat job of it; plugged in the power cable flicked the switch & before i even turned on the PC there was a huge bang & flash out the back of the psu. Neadless to say it's completely dead, hopefully it hasn't taken anything with it.

    Anybody else had this with Seasonic psu's ??
    Just out of curiousity, does the Seasonic PSU's have a 115V/240V switch on like the old PSUs?
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    No, it doesn't.
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    If it did that would be the problem as I have blown a few PSUs by doing this whilst playing with components a few years back....

    not anymore - I've learnt my lesson!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb
    An optimist might hope that it is a problem with the power lead, and hope that the bang has just taken out the power lead fuse. A less optimistic person might look at the seasonic and see if there is fuse in that unit that has blown, and then having replaced it, bench test the PSU without any outputs connected. As the fault ocurred before powering up the motherborad, you MIGHT be lucky. However as the PSU was new and in warranty, if it really is dead (after the checks outlined, RMA it.
    Being an optimistic person I did the first check, not wanting to void waranty & not being a pesimistic person I have not done the second. Needless to say it's well & truly dead.

    RMA here we come.
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