[SOLVED] Can a UPS that fails, damage a desktop that was plugged in but not turned on?

masterviper

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My Sinewave UPS failed over the weekend (loud pop and a constant beep with an F02 error). Likely a bad capacitor or circuit board part. No power outage or electricity loss.

My desktop with a 1070 and 3 HDDs was plugged in (PSU is an 80 platinum 750W EVGA). This was not on at the time of the incident.

I turned on my desktop plugged directly to the wall and everything powered up fine.

Do I need to be worried that the drives/cpu/gpu are going to fail soon because of this UPS failure (It was plugged into the battery backup port side of the UPS)?

The UPS is an APC BR1500MS
 

ajpaolello

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Can it? Not sure in this case since it seems the UPS failed internally. It turning one when plugged into the wall is a good sign though. You might want to run some longer (and maybe some more stressful) tests to be more certain.
 

ajpaolello

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Can it? Not sure in this case since it seems the UPS failed internally. It turning one when plugged into the wall is a good sign though. You might want to run some longer (and maybe some more stressful) tests to be more certain.
 

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