Rest in Peace, Smilodon...

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Sep 28, 2007

Rest in Peace, Smilodon... by Infinitus at 11:02 PM (1,528 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. Infinitus
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    I guess me complaining how heavy it was gave me bad karma...

    Smilodon, my past computer, officially died today.

    For a while now, it made a high-pitched, but quiet, screeching sound from the PSU. When I plugged in the power cord to the PSU, I could hear sparks from it and light shining through the fan hole. It lasted two years, the poor thing, with no problems...

    I guess this is what happens when you buy a $40 680 watt PSU from eBay... :/

    Wish me luck finding a good, cheap power supply. s:



    Postscript: Yes, I name my computers after their cases.
     
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    Poor Smilodon [​IMG]

    R.I.P
     
  3. Urza

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    Specs?
     
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    ya cheapskate
     
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    Well then just buy a new PSU [​IMG]
     
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    When PSUs die they tend to take some of the more sensitive components with them...

    - Sam
     
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    Make sure to try ONLY another power supply before making significant changes! I've had two go out in the past 3 or so years, and didn't lose a single component no matter how minor it was.
     
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    I wish I was as lucky as you... [​IMG]

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    When I read this kind of post it makes me love more my Hamster-powered unit. I might invest on a dual-wheels one but I fear of getting synchronization issues. Any head-ups ?
     
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    Yeah, the hamster- power are the most reliable; I remember upgrading to bunny-power, they were faster but the consumption were too high. About dual-wheel synchro, it depends on the training of the hamsters, if you find a pair of twin hamsters you'll never have synchro issues, so go for it [​IMG]


    Back to topic, first try changing only the power supply, it's true that when it dies usually don't die alone but that were not the case in my two last units (come to think about lifespan....)
     
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    I'm fairly certain that it was only the Power Supply that went out, for nothing else seemed wrong... later today I am planning to remove the PSU, put it in a controlled test zone and test it, using a separate PSU tester I have, (~$20, CompUSA) then test the computer on a less-powerful PSU, (Without any of the fancy things plugged in) then finally order a new, cheap (monetary, not quality) PSU online.
     

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