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Old July 17, 2010, 04:34 PM
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Alright I finally finished my build. Put everything together and got ready to fill the three water loops and test the pumps.

Hooked up the pumps and put a jumper on the PSU 24-pin cable, flipped the switch on the back of the PSU and....nothing.

Tried it again with the jumper (paper clip) in a different ground cable on the psu and...nothing.

I am running a Silverstone Zeus ZM1200 modular with the switch set to single rail. If I plug it into the mobo, the blue lights come on, but nothing else happens. I hooked up the fans and they don't spin, so I'm thinking the PSU is a dud (was fine when I tested it...so not sure what happened in the 5-month interim)

Am I screwed? RMA? Any suggestions to troubleshooting? It's gonna be a hell of a PITA to pull it out of the rig.
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very interesting. its possible its gone. you dont happen to have one of those must have 10 dollar el cheapo but better than nothing psu testers handy?

any smell? well, weird smokey smell coming from it?
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If the PSU did not start up when you bridged the green PS_ON wire with a ground, then it is dead.
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The weird thing is, I'm getting something. When I plug it into the mobo, I get some lights, but nothing turns on. No smoke or anything. Sort of a clicking sound and a "charging up" sound, but that's it.
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have it tested elsewhere. 12v or something might be dead.


it doesnt have a 110/220 switch does it? if so, is it on which one? i hear funny stories sometimes...:)
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The weird thing is, I'm getting something. When I plug it into the mobo, I get some lights, but nothing turns on. No smoke or anything. Sort of a clicking sound and a "charging up" sound, but that's it.
Could just be the standby rail providing some power, but either way, the PSU is definitely gone if you weren't able to jump it. RMA the thing.
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it doesnt have a 110/220 switch does it?
This is a high-end 1200W PSU. Obviously it has active PFC...
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Could just be the standby rail providing some power, but either way, the PSU is definitely gone if you weren't able to jump it. RMA the thing.

This is a high-end 1200W PSU. Obviously it has active PFC...
Yeah, gonna have to go for RMA. Need to dig out the receipt. I ordered an HX1000 which should be here soon so I'll just put that in the build instead. Tired of waiting!
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