boulderados Posted February 13, 2016 Share Posted February 13, 2016 My system is a home build which every now and then gets an upgrade. The only two components remaining from the original build were the PSU and the case. 4 months ago the system would no longer start up. It did not react to the power button at all. After performing some diagnostics I found that replacing the PSU resolved the problem. Now this was not necessarily a surprise as the PSU was about 10 years old. I replaced the PSU with a Corsair CX500M and for the past 4 months have been running smoothly. However yesterday again I found that my system would no longer start up. No reaction what so ever to the power button. And again replacing the PSU resolved the problem. I have requested an RMA from my supplier but I am curious what could make a PSU suddenly stop working. At the time the computer was completely powered down and I can find no evidence of a power surge or anything like that. So did I just have bad luck with my new PSU or is there something here that could be killing my power supplies? Any and all suggestions are welcome! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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