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Old 03-11-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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as the title says. have you tried receiving faulty hardware before?
usually when something is wrong it's not hardware failure, specially when you have first gotten it.

I just got a new PSU for my birthday. for the first time i actually think that i have gotten a faulty piece of hardware.
It spins up randomly and it makes a click noise when i shut it down.
it spins up loudly ruffly every 5-8 minutes and then slows down again. (even when on idle)
the first thing i though was bios settings. so a reset everything to default. (so it's not even overclocked right now)
still it does the same thing. i found a great deal of guys on the internet that have similar problems.
one stated that he fixed it by disabling C1E support in the bios. unfortunately that didn't work for me.
i think i have just gotten a bad PSU. i am going to call the company where my mom bought it to hear what we can do about it.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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DO NOT recover a psu unless you are experimeced. There are charged capitars what do not release energy unless touched. Bring it to a psu expert (PC shop) and tell them that the coils overheated which is usually why or return it.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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ohh. i have no plans on opening it up and check things out myself. i still have a warranty.
The point in this thread is simply to share your experience with faulty hardware.
i have never until now had a faulty hardware. i have build 4 computers from scratch and upgraded at least 10 parts.

have you ever gotten a faulty hardware brand new?
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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Nothing exciting. Only an USB thumb drive. I am not sure if it even counts as computer hardware in a traditional sense?

It was quite a scene though. The lab was going through some transition and so I had about two weeks worth of data on the stick. Not the best of ideas, but it was the easiest option at the time.

I had the pleasure of watching it heat up. Burnt both my data and my thumb.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:53 PM   #5
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Yep, my motherboard.

I recently diagnosed it bad after a number of tests on different components. I've only had the thing for 11 months. for 11 months it was rock solid. An amazing board for such a great price.

MSi Z77A-GD55 .. Now I've got to disassemble my complete rig in order to send it back the MSi. It's a bitch.

I WISH it was just my PSU.... I F***ING WISH.

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I don't quite understand your title. " Have you ever tried receiving a faulty hardware before"

I will NEVER actually try to receive faulty hardware lol. It just happens sometimes.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:35 AM   #6
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yeah maybe it doesn't make completely sense in english.
if you translate it to danish it makes perfect sense ^^
i think "have you ever received a bad hardware" would make more sense.

sux about your motherboard. i have killed a motherboard as well once.
i did it with a bottle of vodka. true story.
but i have never until now received a brand new faulty hardware.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:41 AM   #7
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I use to work at a computer shop and we would get DoA (Dead on Arrival) hardware occasionally. It's not common, but it's not exactly rare either.
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Ok. i though that it was very rare, and i was very unlucky.
i have just called the company and i am getting a refund. so that's good.
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I received a broken evga gtx 660 ti. After a few minuets of playing any game there would be loads of artifacts and then it would crash, luckily they replaced it pretty quickly.
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Never had that happen to me. Lucky I guess. But when a part goes belly up even under warranty I just chunk it and get another one. Too much hassle to send back and have to wait.
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