Croak Posted November 26, 2013 Share Posted November 26, 2013 So my AX860i arrived today from Amazon.co.uk. First thing I did was run a self-test with the unit, the relays clicked, the fan spun up, and the green light came on. From there I removed the CX750 that was powering my perfectly running system, installed the 860i but didn't plug anything in, pre-routed all the modular cables nice and tidy, checked and double-checked that everything was seated and good, then connected all the modular cables to the PSU. Plugged the PSU in with the supplied new beefy mains cable, flicked the PSU power switch, and all my board and GPU LEDs glowed. Hit the power switch, the system tried powering up for a moment, then shut off before completing POST. Tried this a few times, same result. Unplugged and plugged back in all the cables, double checking that nothing was shorting or bending weird, same result, it would power on briefly then quit. Removed my video cards and plugged into the on-board Intel graphics, same thing. Disconnected everything again, nothing at all plugged into the PSU, and tried another self-test. That's when the fireworks happened. It started sizzling and big fat white sparks shot out of the "24PIN ATX" socket, followed by a thick mass of smoke. I killed the power on the battery backup and then went and changed my shorts. Ok, feces occurs, I was bummed out that I'd have to wait for a replacement to be cross shipped from Amazon and glad that my bowels were mostly empty before this happened, but not too concerned. Went through the process of re-installing the CX750 and to my dismay, the system still wouldn't complete POST, and won't even stay on long enough for the diagnostic numeric LED to display any error codes. It's dead, Jim. I'm typing this on my dusty old laptop, very upset that my new PSU may have just fried my expensive and week-old system before it took itself out. Let me also add that I'm on the tiny island nation of Malta, so there's no quick replacements even if I wanted to throw money at the problem, just about everything in the system had to be imported. Amazon will replace the AX860i, no worries there other than the week turn-around time, but what recourse do I have with the rest of the system? Also, would you rather I sent the unit back to Corsair instead of Amazon UK so you could investigate what happened? And did I mention I was upset? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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