Wren wrote:Hi, I'm not a power supply expert, but I don't think you would have ruined anything.
From hardwaresecret's teardown of that PSU:
The cables look pretty well fixed (soldered) onto the connections and if the unit ran when you test-started it, I don't see that you could have done too much damage.
To be honest, my main concern would be if the caps on the soldered connections were loosened, but that's not likely as they are fixed. You might have weakened the solder on the wiring, which could lead to trouble (maybe shorting internally) but I don't think that will be a major concern if the unit functioned when you tested it, since bad connections there would flat-out prevent the unit from starting, and you would probably know if it shorted internally.
This is just what I think.. Would be good for someone who knows a bit more about power supplies to offer some advice though, I know a little, but more opinions are always good.
Wren wrote:No worries, I actually had a similar problem on a Seasonic G-series that I tried to fit into Bitfenix Prodigy with drive cage, well not really the same, but I had to bend and twist the native cables at some pretty cringey angles to make it fit (to the point when they were pulling on the internal connections as far as I could see). The unit works perfectly to this day
Anyway it should be fine provided you don't twist it again (which could weaken the solder more). Best of luck
just brew it! wrote:Well... it is certainly possible that you've damaged/weakened some of the internal wires, but if the PSU still seems to work it is *probably* OK. Did you feel much physical resistance when you twisted the receptacle around?
I would at least verify that the earth connection (between the third prong of the power cord and the metal case) is still good (should be close to zero resistance). This is a safety issue!
just brew it! wrote:I was thinking more along the lines of checking it with an ohmmeter between the third prong of the plug and an exposed metal spot (like say the threads in one of the mounting screw holes).
just brew it! wrote:You may have voided the warranty already, depending on whether anything got obviously bent out of shape during your little misadventure.
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