I seem to have very bad luck with PSUs this year.
When I came back from Bangkok earlier this month, back in the office, I pressed the power switch on my PC and it didn’t respond. I switched the power cable and the whole office had a power trip and the fuse on the second power cable blew.
Convinced that the problem lies with the PSU, I went down to Sim Lim Square to get a new one.
Installed the new PSU, everything works fine again. A week later, weird things started happening, a burnt smell came out and my whole PC rebooted itself. I ignored it first.
Then it happened again a few days later. This time I brough the unit down to Ban Leong, the local distributor that sells this brand of PSU I bought and deals with any defective products they sold. A guy at the service counter did a 1 to 1 exchange for me and gave me a new one that’s still wrapped up.
Brought the new one back, installed it, a few hours later, it happened again >_>
Opened up the PC, poked my nose around, couldn’t smell anything from the other PC parts except the PSU.
Called up Ban Leong, described the problem and asked if they could test the PSU I brought in, they said they can’t because there’s a risk of tripping the whole building and they don’t want that to happen. But the guy said he will do another 1 to 1 exchange for me. If I go down again.