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murdergames 06-06-13 09:29 PM

Seasonic X-850 watt substance leakage
I received my Seasonic power supply sometime in december 2012 and I have had no problems with it until today (6th of june 2013) where when cleaning my case of dust I noticed some kind of liquid had leaked on some of the internals of the power supply and dried up. I am no expert but this started to ring alarm bells with me as I had looked at the back of my powersupply many times and had never seen this 'leakage' before. I am running everything at stock and the only other problems I have had were the occasional blue screening caused by audio issues with my onboard sound chip not agreeing with battlefield 3.
Here are some pictures of the liquid sorry about the quality/focus.

What should I do?
Should I return it as this power supply has a five year warrenty?
Is this a common problem?

Kei 06-06-13 09:39 PM

That is normal. It is silicone-glue and it is there to keep the components from bending and shorting out. It's also used to minimise coil vibration, aka, coil whine. I haven't taken apart a psu that hasn't had that stuff in it. For reference, if a capacitor leaks:

1. What comes out isn't pure white
2. They don't leak anywhere near as much as that

murdergames 06-06-13 09:43 PM

So this is normal phew.
It was just the fact that it didn't appear for months and all of a sudden it was there.
Does this happen with all power supplies or is it just a feature of some?
Thanks for the help Kei.

Goldskis45 07-06-13 01:44 AM

Yeah, I've seen that before. Never knew exactly what it was but I figured it was a glue of some sort. It has never caused issues for me.

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