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Antec NeoPower 430 malfunction

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  1. HiSpeed

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    Hi Guys,

    Since yesterday my old PSU (Antec NeoHE 430) stops randomly.

    Is it a known issue with this PSU?

    Who knows a way to repair it (replacing a component or other...)?

    Thanks,
     
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    Check for blown capacitors first. Probably not worth repairing a 5+ year old PSU though as a lot of components inside might be worn out if the PSU has been on all the time.
     
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    could capacitor leak
    but i guess better replacing it since psu is vital, it could kill your hardware in second if it fail :D
     
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    In fact, someone ( here ) said it's a well known issue, so I think that someone else knows the culprit component...

    I'm still waiting an answer from Antec.

    As it's my second defective Antec PSU, I think these products not reliable.

    Fortunately, I have Seasonic, Corsair and Fortron on my other PC's...
     
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    A PSU model introduced 8 years ago should not determine whether a company is good or not. PSUs are heavily reliant on components that age with use, and after a couple years your capacitors will have reduced capacitance, the MOSFETs may have experienced enough electromigration to compromise them, etc. PSUs have evolved significantly in the last few years and everything is always changing, so I wouldn't be depressed if an old PSU dies because there will be much better ones out by then.
     
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    Hummm... :wtf:
    First, I bought my PSU 5 years ago only, it's very young for me (I'm no more young)... :D
    Secondly, in waiting, I replaced it by an old Enermax about 15 years old working much better than this crappy Antec... :D
    Finally, I think you don't know when the solid japaneese capacitors were introduced on the market... :D
     
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    Eh. What kind of computer is this?
     
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    Gigabyte MB (ultra durable :D) with Intel P45 plus Intel E8400...
     
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    No PSU on the market contains 100% polymer capacitors. Also, this PSU was introduced in mid-2005 and discontinued around 2009, so perhaps you purchased it 5 years ago but the PSU design was already a couple years old by then. Just because Intel released horrible Pentium 4 processors in the early 2000s doesn't mean Intel sucks in 2013, no?

    Since you are saying the PSU sucks, why bother repairing it then? Unless it's just the capacitors that blew, you can't really do much to make the PSU better or "update" it to current standards.
     
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    I suggest you to force the manufacturers to write the percentage on the packaging !
    That'll be better than a 5 years warranty for nothing... :D

    Obviously, because just no more under warranty ! :D
     
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    Repair it, use it as a lab PSU, replace it.
     
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    I have a seasonic x1250 gold that died on me in less than 6 months. I really need to get around to sending it in for RMA. currently using a PC Power and Cooling psu that I bought during the Prescott p4 days. still runs fine. luck of the draw I guess. but in general I feel like antec is a decent psu.
     
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    :twitch:

    It seems that you don't understand that I'm here to identify the defective component! :D
     

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