groverj3 Posted January 29, 2013 Share Posted January 29, 2013 Hello there, As the title says, I installed a new 2tb WD Green drive in my rather cramped HTPC since I was out of space on my 1tb drive. After installing the drive, I swtiched the PSU on, and a few seconds later saw a bright spark and heard the telltale popping sound of bad things happening. I highly doubt that the new HDD is the reason for the failure, because based on my specs I believe I was likely only to be drawing around 200 watts. However, I did not have enough SATA power connectors easily accessible to be able to plug in my new drive without using a molex to SATA adapter. I doubt it, but is there any way a bad adapter like this fried the PSU? PSU was confirmed dead by the paperclip test and I'm returning it to amazon.com. I also ordered a CX500 to replace it (only $10 extra). What are the chances that the rest of my hardware is toast? I hear it's pretty much down to luck, and it's most likely to be the motherboard that dies with the PSU if anything does. If any components are damaged does Corsair cover that in their warranty? Will it matter that I've already boxed up the dead PSU for shipping back to amazon.com? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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