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did the pc repair man lie or does this sound truthful?

#1Blueandwhite87Posted 8/3/2013 2:48:22 PM
my power supply which was a good one years back went defaulty and fried my hardrive, and motherboard so i had to replace all 3. does this seam truthful?

I question him and he said the Power supply was not providing enough amps anymore as the day I bought it. it just was not stable. Which was probably why your hardrive and motherboard died.
#2daemon_danPosted 8/3/2013 2:51:25 PM
Power supplies do degrade over time. And it's very possible those components fried.
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#3TheFeshPincePosted 8/3/2013 2:52:26 PM
It's possible, but he does want to sell you s***. So, it would be hard to tell without seeing it for myself.
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#4OldSorrowPosted 8/3/2013 2:53:05 PM
what is your psu
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#5wizardmonPosted 8/3/2013 3:06:42 PM
Blueandwhite87 posted...
my power supply which was a good one years back went defaulty and fried my hardrive, and motherboard so i had to replace all 3. does this seam truthful?

I question him and he said the Power supply was not providing enough amps anymore as the day I bought it. it just was not stable. Which was probably why your hardrive and motherboard died.


"A good one years back" Link us to the exact model, even some of the worst units will claim they are "A good one" and even some of the best brands have released a turd or two years back.

PSUs can get worse over time - and when they do go out they can take other parts with them.

What you should do: Replace the PSU with a nice Seasonic PSU (At least 80+ certified) and see if the PC boots. If it doesn't then the parts he listed probably did actually die.
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#6Auron_59261Posted 8/3/2013 3:12:22 PM
The only way to know for sure is to start by replacing the PSU and test it out. I've heard of PSU's damaging other parts, but in the 5 years I've done computer repair, I've never personally seen it.
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#7iscareu13Posted 8/3/2013 3:24:53 PM
I had a PSU that went out and took the motherboard and CPU with it... So it is possible.

As others have said, we would need to be in front of it to tell you if it was the actual issue or not though.
#8ClouddxPosted 8/3/2013 3:27:05 PM
Could happen years ago I fried a capacitor on one of my mobos and the while mobo caught on fire...

Should have seen the panic.
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#9wizardmonPosted 8/3/2013 3:34:08 PM
Clouddx posted...
Could happen years ago I fried a capacitor on one of my mobos and the while mobo caught on fire...

Should have seen the panic.


Last time I seen a motherboard catch fire was when lightning struck the power pole outside of my work back in 2007. The dell's motherboard was glowing with all of the circuits where a bright white and smoking hot.
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#10Blueandwhite87(Topic Creator)Posted 8/3/2013 3:42:20 PM
the psu was a 8 year old one and it was 480 watt antec power suppy