View Full Version : Ahhh Nooo

05-14-03, 09:11 PM
Guy, just soldered some wire together on my fan, so it can reach the baybus, wrapped it with heat shrink wrap to finish it off.

Then organized my case with those plastic twisty ties on all my wires around my PSU etc to make it nice and neat

Well i go and turn it on, and MY PSU STARTS SMOKING. Myu antec trupower 430 just dies. I tried it again and again, but its gone. Guys WTF happened?

After i soldered one fan, tested one fan, and it worked, so i think i soldered them right. Well what can it be?? Could the PSU just been over loaded?

I had my setup running one mobo 5 fans, 1 HDD 2 cd-rom one floppy drove on ONE line that had 2 molex and one floppy drive connect... I dont think the twisty ties had anythiong to do with it, becuse then why would the PSU short out

Also, are all my precious hardware at risk?? (thank god most of itis under warranty, but still...)

05-14-03, 09:18 PM
Probably a bare wire touching metal somewhere.

05-14-03, 09:24 PM
on my fans? would that short it out??

Let me double check the wire, but im pretty sure its not...

05-14-03, 09:33 PM
after inspection, no bare wire anywhere.... BAH

oh yah, all fans are hooked to a reobus

05-14-03, 09:42 PM
well i got a old comp, and took a power line to the reobus, and powered it up along with the fans. All are working.... So that leaves the plasitc/metal twisty ties, or just the way i threaded the Power wires...

Im thinking B...

Bah oh well.. back u go antec...

05-14-03, 09:44 PM
Scary aagiants.

Your next PSU might blow too, if you don't find the problem.

I'm no electronics wiz, so all I can do is hope you figure out or find what shorted.

It may be a coincidence, but since you just did some soldering and rewiring I would lean towards something you did. Re-check all you did.

05-14-03, 09:45 PM
Just noticed "plastic/metal twisty ties.

They may have cut into a wire and shorted it.

05-15-03, 04:49 AM
sorry to hear about the power supply going bad, any time i do some soldering or make custom wires i check them with a 9 volt battery and a voltmeter.

05-15-03, 09:42 AM
im going to put another layer of heat shrink tubing.. Damnit.. i wish this didn't happen