Question How to fix a PSU that restarts frequently ?

icareareyou

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Hello everyone
PSU restarts frequently without a reason and if i unplug it and leave it for a couple of weeks at least it will work normally again for 2 weeks max.
I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me how to fix it temporary at least until i buy a new one.
Thanks in advance,
 

kanewolf

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Hello everyone
PSU restarts frequently without a reason and if i unplug it and leave it for a couple of weeks at least it will work normally again for 2 weeks max.
I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me how to fix it temporary at least until i buy a new one.
Thanks in advance,
Replace it. Power supplies are not worth the risk of trying to service without proper service documentation.
 

kanewolf

Titan
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I bought a new one last year (GIGABYTE 450W 80 PLUS Bronze) and it fails in less than a year so i had to work with this PSU until i buy a new one again :(
If you have multiple power supplies fail, you need to look at the rest of the environment. Is your mains power out of spec? Does your PC have a problem or short? Is your environment the problem -- too hot/too cold, too moist, insect infestation ?
You have a more basic problem that needs to be addressed first.
 
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NightHawkRMX

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Might just be bad luck, although the gigabyte especially uses pretty poor quality components that might not last very long.

However check for warranty coverage before spending money on a replacement. The Gigabyte is most certainly under warranty, the Cooler Master might be.
 

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