Question PSU sparking noise - computer no longer turns on

Mar 27, 2020
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Hi all,

Recently I built a new system, see parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/spagboll/saved/RhqrrH
  • Used it for over 2 months now
  • Noticed sparking whilst plugged in, but turned off - so I moved it to another socket
  • It then made a spark sound while turned on, and no longer switches on at all
I haven't overclocked the system, nor did I really do intense gaming - I'm very casual.

As a precaution, I'm having my outlets tested by an electrician.

As far as I can see, my components are compatible (correct me if im wrong). Although PCPartPicker states my PSU doesn't have an additional 4-pin ATX connect for the motherboard :/

I suspect, and hope, it's just a dodgy PSU & luckily I am well within warranty

Any thoughts?
 
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Hi all,

Recently I built a new system, see parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/spagboll/saved/RhqrrH
  • Used it for over 2 months now
  • Noticed sparking whilst plugged in, but turned off - so I moved it to another socket
  • It then made a spark sound while turned on, and no longer switches on at all
I haven't overclocked the system, nor did I really do intense gaming - I'm very casual.

As a precaution, I'm having my outlets tested by an electrician.

As far as I can see, my components are compatible (correct me if im wrong). Although PCPartPicker states my PSU doesn't have an additional 4-pin ATX connect for the motherboard :/

I suspect, and hope, it's just a dodgy PSU & luckily I am well within warranty

Any thoughts?
Good grief! Where did you get that old power supply? Those were released nearly 10 years ago. Did you buy it used?
 
Hi all,

Recently I built a new system, see parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/spagboll/saved/RhqrrH
  • Used it for over 2 months now
  • Noticed sparking whilst plugged in, but turned off - so I moved it to another socket
  • It then made a spark sound while turned on, and no longer switches on at all
I haven't overclocked the system, nor did I really do intense gaming - I'm very casual.

As a precaution, I'm having my outlets tested by an electrician.

As far as I can see, my components are compatible (correct me if im wrong). Although PCPartPicker states my PSU doesn't have an additional 4-pin ATX connect for the motherboard :/

I suspect, and hope, it's just a dodgy PSU & luckily I am well within warranty

Any thoughts?
Wait.. You're using a 10 year old power supply in your build?????

Are you sure that's the right one?
 
Mar 27, 2020
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the tx golds arevery good....might be more likely there was a short in your wall
Thanks, I'm hoping to get an electrician around soon - just a bit bummed, as it is a very good PSU. Hoping i dont need to replace other parts. It's bizarre though, never had problems with my sockets with my previous computer :/
 

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