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    PSU fail

    Hi, it appears that my power supply for my pc has failed, i thought i would see if anyone else has heard of or had this happen to them. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

    It showed no signs of problems, all was fine, then yesterday my PC wouldnt turn on.

    <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>

    After some tests with a friends PC and PSU, it was clear that my PSU was not working any more. I have ordered a new one.

    There was no fuse in it or anything, it seems strange that it should just pack up like that. Any ideas?

    It was an AMD approved 300W PSU which came with the case. I have now purchased a 400W one...
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    pmatz

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    Re: PSU fail

    That's usually how they cash in. It sounds completely normal to me.
    -Mark

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    Re: PSU fail

    Mark is right. Most power supplies don't give you much ( if any ) warning of failure. It's usually go or no-go. Fusing a switching PS is not worthwhile, as a fuse will be too slow to react to most computer load problems anyway. Get a replacement PS of the largest wattageamperage rating you can afford, with 300 W the minimum, 400 to 500 giving much better reserve. <img src=/S/meltdown.gif border=0 alt=meltdown width=15 height=15>

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