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    Exclamation FIRE !!!! Molex power connector caught fire !!!

    My 4-pin molex power adapter caught on fire for no reason. I was connected to the DVD writer. Thankfully except for the DVD writer nothing was damaged. The connection port of the writer sort of melted so my question is :

    1. JUST WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED ?!

    2. Can I use the DVD writer again or go for a new one ?

    3. Is it a problem with my PSU ?

    Please I need some help with this matter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawkill View Post
    My 4-pin molex power adapter caught on fire for no reason. I was connected to the DVD writer. Thankfully except for the DVD writer nothing was damaged. The connection port of the writer sort of melted so my question is :

    1. JUST WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED ?!

    2. Can I use the DVD writer again or go for a new one ?

    3. Is it a problem with my PSU ?

    Please I need some help with this matter.
    i was connected to the dvd writer one t can change everything.
    my guess short circuit. check resistance between 5V and GND & 12V and GND of ur dvd writer if u see very low resistance dnt use it. psu? naaah i guess

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    molex often get that treatment,i once got a twin molex burned on my long way back owned 8800GTS. thanks to the Almighty Allah that,i spotted before it was too late. nothing was damaged by that. since then i never ever used aftermarket extension one ever. except those that came with the psu & for connecting fans only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawkill View Post
    My 4-pin molex power adapter caught on fire for no reason. It was connected to the DVD writer. Thankfully except for the DVD writer nothing was damaged. The connection port of the writer sort of melted so my question is :

    1. JUST WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED ?!

    2. Can I use the DVD writer again or go for a new one ?

    3. Is it a problem with my PSU ?

    Please I need some help with this matter.
    1. Faulty molex wire maybe

    2. Test it. Or use SATA.

    3. Non likely.
    My probable next build: Qisan MagicForce 68 (Outemu switch) / Teamwolf Zhuque+ 87 TKL (Outemu) / Monoprice Select series full size (Outemu/Gateron) / Drevo Gramr 84 TKL (Outemu) • Logitech G102 Prodigy • Deepcool Dukase V3 / Thermaltake Versa U21 • Superlux HD 681 • Creative Sound Blaster E1 • LG 22MP68VQ • SteelSeries QcK • Generic executive chair • others TBA

    djrock please don't bother me. You are in my ignore list so I don't have to see literal poop.

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    Anyone know how to cool a GPU? I got a 5770 and it sure gets really hot when playing games sometimes,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azmain View Post
    Anyone know how to cool a GPU? I got a 5770 and it sure gets really hot when playing games sometimes,,,,,
    Sure. Give it water. With some ice-cubes in. Don't forget to add a straw
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    djrock please don't bother me. You are in my ignore list so I don't have to see literal poop.

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    -_- dude,,,be serious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azmain View Post
    Anyone know how to cool a GPU? I got a 5770 and it sure gets really hot when playing games sometimes,,,,,
    Please open a new thread and discuss there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dunia_r_JAURA View Post
    Sure. Give it water. With some ice-cubes in. Don't forget to add a straw
    I'd suggest you to tone down the trolling a bit.

    @Rawkill , your PSU should've shutdown in the event of any shorts/over current, did it not?
    Last edited by dipanzan; July 22nd, 2013 at 20:12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipanzan View Post
    Please open a new thread and discuss there.I'd suggest you to tone down the trolling a bit.

    @Rawkill , your PSU should've shutdown in the event of any shorts/over current, did it not?
    My PC was running fine no shutdowns although I did smell a plastic burning smell the night before the molex caught fire. Damn these chinese molex. It would be a sad day if a 6-figure price PC gets burned down by a TK.30 molex cable.


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    i guess changing the molex cable should be fine and other components are ok

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