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    Default Gah! My PSU killed my computer...

    ... The PSU was a Colorsit 'Silent' 500w unit. It was just over 2 years old. I had moved the computer to get at something that had fallen down behind it. When I plugged in the power lead there was a flash, I found that the motherboard and one of the disks was dead.

    So the lesson here is don't buy a Colorsit PSU and if you have one change it NOW!

    Has anyone else had a similar experience? Name the guilty parties.

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    Colorsit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Colorsit?
    I bet it was grey....
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    I'm surprised it lasted 2 years before releasing the magic smoke.
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    >I'm surprised it lasted 2 years before releasing the magic smoke.

    Does Colorsit have a reputation then? I looked inside at the postmortem and it seemed nicely made, but there was quite a lot of dust in one corner, behind the mains socket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelrmgreen View Post
    Does Colorsit have a reputation then?
    Nope. Because no one heard of them.

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    Post some pics of it so we can have some documentation of them for a reference.
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    >Post some pics of it so we can have some documentation of them for a reference.

    Sorry, I binned in disgust a couple of days ago, but it looked exactly like this:
    http://www.colors-it.com.cn/admin/pr...05/b05_301.jpg
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    the website mentions unitek as well as Atrix cases, which are known to come with POS power supplies.

    bingo! check out this picture, complete with UL number e250501
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