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possibly dead Fortron 530w, < 1 day old

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Sep 3, 2002
So I've been reading about how great these Fortron PSUs are, and decide to replace my 430watt enermax since I was starting to to have problems with it.

Pop it in early this morning, fires right up, rails look great, though the 12v was a little low. Turn off the computer while going to see a movie this evening, come back 3 hours later, hit the power switch, fans spin 1 revolution, and die...monitor never even flickers. Unplug all but the mobo, clear the bios, same thing, try for about 1/2 an hour and get nothing.

Slap in the old psu, comes right up. Plug the fortron back in, nothing...

So, does it sound like this psu crapped out already?
I can't imagine how it would die so quickly, not very impressed so far.
Guess I'll be contacting newegg for RMA tomorrow
:bang head