First post, by retardware
Yesterday I wondered about the fishy smell an old PC mobo began to emanate when being turned on after a long time.
I got curious and put the PSU on the test bench.
Look this - 1 volt/div. (top = 12V, bottom = 5V)
Never saw such a bad ripple on a PSU with caps that were neither bulgy or leaking.
Well, it was a PSU definitely targeted at consumers, not at techies.
Black case, sleeved cables.
Shiny brand label, even with foil to protect its brillant beauty. (half pulled off to demonstrate)
Even the PCB dyed black - (almost) sure proof it is not professional quality, but consumer-grade garbage.
With such power supplies bulging and leaking caps on mobo and peripherals are inevitable consequence.
I always wonder what "working" PSUs people use and don't think about the consequences of doing so.
This nice mobo with very unhappy caps, which has been posted just a moment ago is a brillant example of what happens with such PSUs.
Post your PSU gems also 😀
Let this thread become a bad PCU p*rn thread 😀