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Maximus VI Hero fuse blew up on start up

Arborescence
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Arborescence
Level 7
Thanks for the detailed input everyone!

I won't argue that this could all very well be due to the Corsair PSU acting up, but I don't have the equipment to test it out myself. I'm waiting for a response from Corsair, but probably I'll end up trying to RMA the PSU with the vendor -- they'll at least have to test it in that case. The last thing I want to do is to blow up another mobo.

Nodens
Level 16
That's not a bad idea. Resolution and analogue bandwidth should be fine for this specific usage.
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Arborescence
Level 7
Just an update: a Corsair representative confirmed that the PSU self-test is indeed merely there to check that the device is not DOA. They didn't deny that the PSU could've fried my mobo. Fortunately, the vendor of the PSU was happy to take it back and promised to deliver a new one. We'll see what happens with the mobo.

As a sidenote, I expect that PSU makers take no responsibility if their devices fry your components, but frankly they should, especially when you're talking about top of the line PSUs like the Corsair Professional Platinum series. The seven year warranty is of little consolation if the PSU has just fried your mobo, CPU, and graphics card...

Arborescence wrote:
Just an update: a Corsair representative confirmed that the PSU self-test is indeed merely there to check that the device is not DOA. They didn't deny that the PSU could've fried my mobo. Fortunately, the vendor of the PSU was happy to take it back and promised to deliver a new one. We'll see what happens with the mobo.

As a sidenote, I expect that PSU makers take no responsibility if their devices fry your components, but frankly they should, especially when you're talking about top of the line PSUs like the Corsair Professional Platinum series. The seven year warranty is of little consolation if the PSU has just fried your mobo, CPU, and graphics card...


Cheers for the update.
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Nodens
Level 16
Well if you had AC leaking through the PSU to the board, then PSU manufacturer should take responsibility. But if it was a spike from your power grid that caused it then it's not the PSU's fault. It's the power company's, or your power installation's (or the Universe's if it's caused by something like a lightning heh).:) Only way to know that is having the PSU checked professionaly.
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