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Old 12-18-2009, 04:18 AM   #1
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Default the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

we have the build quality pictorial, but i'm thinking a montage of just pure destruction, missing parts, etc.

post pics of the WORST power supplies!

ps- i partially doing for a friend who im trying to get to quit using A-POWER... he might need some nasty pics to convince him of what he is doing to his customers.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

Here's an SP-350 with busted caps (a very common sight on these forums). Unlike I'm used to on Smartpowers, this one had tiny 330uF primaries, rather than the usual 680uF. Both of them were bloated, as well as the standby caps.
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:03 AM   #3
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Default Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

I had some Deer DR-250ATX POS boxes....but I gave them to a friend. I heard he poured petrol inside them and had a little pyro fun
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:08 AM   #4
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Default Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

I bet the caps would have all exploded (Primaries usually make the biggest bang when I put them in fire)!
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:47 AM   #5
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are you sure that is safe... those primaries are like little grenades...
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:08 AM   #6
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Default Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

too bad i tossed several that would have been the poster child of junk psu's.
its all been posted before.tossed 3 okia's yesterday and i think the metal junkers already grabbed them off the loading dock.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:56 PM   #7
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Default Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

http://www.powsun.com/pcpower_newmicro.htm

There, have a look at all of leadman's psu's. They even took the covers off for ya.

http://www.powsun.com/pcpower_8868.htm

Look at that one, just jumper through one primary cap, and put a 400v, 100uf fake UCC in there.

http://www.powsun.com/pcpower_8869.htm

That one is actually quite impressive for a leadman.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:51 PM   #8
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Default Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

LOL what's this?

http://www.powsun.com/pcpower_wangba.htm

see last photo!
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:58 PM   #9
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http://www.powsun.com/pcpower_8868two.htm
WTF is this?!
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:34 PM   #10
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The epitome of cheap.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:55 PM   #11
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gotta love the one with the no roach label!
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:24 PM   #12
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:37 PM   #13
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Default Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

wow look at those amperage ratings. I wonder how many companies rebrand that exact unit as a 600W.
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Default Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

I Just found the best site for pics burned/blown computer parts

http://www.halfdone.com/Personal/Job...and_Exploding/

Has pics of busted caps as well as burned PSUs, motherboards etc.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:46 PM   #15
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nice link!
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:47 AM   #16
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Default Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

oklahoma wolf posted a couple that should be here:

antec TPQ 1200W

blown after re-soldering components

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For those interested in pics of what happened after I got it back together:



Third one from the left blew first, the rest followed.



Damage to main filter cap.



If you look closely at the center of the pic, you will see a blown apart SMD transistor and a fried SMD resistor near it. There's another blown SMD transistor on the right side of the pic.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:49 AM   #17
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blown after re-soldering components
It took long term heating with a 60W iron to even desolder those parts during disassembly - methinks the SMD parts nearby didn't appreciate that.
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Compare that 250W Powsun to a 90W Delta/Newton:

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It took long term heating with a 60W iron to even desolder those parts during disassembly - methinks the SMD parts nearby didn't appreciate that.
smd components simply do not belong in power supplies... this is why. too many large components. the right way would have been old skool though-hole parts.
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Compare that 250W Powsun to a 90W Delta/Newton:

To be fair, that one is actually rated for 150w (the label pictured is from another PSU on that site), but still...
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