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Old 12-10-2018, 03:55 AM
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Default Corsair RM 650x Bang&Spark when switching on


This morning when I wanted to start my PC and wanted to turn on the power supply, a RM 650x, there was a bang and spark in the power supply, right where the cable is plugged. The fuse of the electricity in my flat sprung out too.
The power adapter is 2 years old.
I've removed the power supply and connected it alone and found that the fan is no longer running, but it has not popped, when switching it on. As for the rest of the hardware in the PC, I do not know, because I did not want to take the risk to connect the power again to the PC.
I therefore assumed that the PSU is broken and i have ordered a new one, also a RM 650x.
I don't have an awful lot in my PC, an EVAGA GTX 950, a CPU water cooler, a Corsair, two Samsung SSDs and the MOBO with a Skylake 6500K CPU. In addition, I have two active speakers each have 200W, two monitors and an audio interface, which also does not need much.
Has anyone had the same experience, is that normal with a 2 year old PSU? Is it better to only shut down the PC & keep the PSU constantly on, so it draws not so much current to blow out the fuse?
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