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Old March 16, 2008, 08:28 PM
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Thumbs down Impending failure?

I opened up my firstborn today to do a little cable management. It had sputtered yesterday after I powered it down, I wasn't able to power it on. So I said screw the warrenty (it's been like 5yrs now, lol) and I opened up the PSU.

I'm glad I did.

Hmmm, I didn't expect my Antec True power 430W to look like this...



I'm no PSU expert but I imagine that having my capacitors looking like that will spell impending doom...

Anyhow, I replaced it with a crap yet clean looking RaidMax 450W I had lying around.
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Old March 16, 2008, 08:35 PM
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Yip. Good Call, looks like sudden death was eminent.
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Old March 16, 2008, 11:02 PM
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Nice work, catching that before disaster
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Old March 16, 2008, 11:32 PM
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Surprised it went as long as it did.. leaky caps = bad news.
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Ah Fuhjyyu, I was wondering where thee had gone....

Ditch the thing.
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Old March 17, 2008, 06:17 AM
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Ah I see, I was unaware of Antec and Fuhjyyu caps, now I am, seems they don't behave as a rule. Ironic since in my ubernoob phase I bought Antec 'cause I wanted a good PSU.

I ditched it, right in the garbage... I suppose running the PC for 5years more or less steady contributed to that.
I'm so glad I decided to open it and look see. I wouldn't want it to take my other components with it in a thrashing ugly death.
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