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Old 03-11-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Dead PSU - Any ideas?

So my old OCZ GamerXtreme 600W or whatever is now toast - its been replaced and before I put this thing in the trash - is there anything remotely useful I can do with it rather than simply dump it?
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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Nope. Strip the fan out of it and toss it.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:51 PM   #3
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Nope. Strip the fan out of it and toss it.
I tend to agree with Mr.Scott. However, if its just a burnt diode, transitor or two and not one of the caps, and you're somewhat skilled with a soldering iron, you might attempt a fix and have it for a backup. If its a cap, especially the main cap, the cost is probably prohibitive.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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Nope. Strip the fan out of it and toss it.
Bugger - the fan is what failed I believe - so this is going in the bin!

Thanks for that Scotty!
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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Bugger - the fan is what failed I believe - so this is going in the bin!

Thanks for that Scotty!
If its just the fan you can just replace the fan!

Unless the lack of fan caused something else to melt

Or does it not start at all?
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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Scrap yard instead of landfill is nice.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:36 PM   #7
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If you own a shotgun you might just....BAM!
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:35 AM   #8
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If you own a shotgun you might just....BAM!
You're such an outlaw...Josie Wales.

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Get the fan if it works and you can cut up the heatsink for memory if you like using homemade stuff with a little arctic silver adhesive
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Spare parts..... heatsink, fan, wiring and the on/off switch.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #11
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Oh yea those wires with all the connectors on them take them right off the board, they could come in handy if you ever need to mod a power supply to have more adapters on it!

If they are modular you might be able to re-use them easily or sell them to someone with a similar power supply who might need just 1 more sata bundle or something.
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