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This is aimed at those who build or fix PCs, their own or others. I would like to know what your hardware failures have been so we know which brands are doing well and which components people should avoid. I will be collating at least two lists; One for top product failures and the other for top components that fail.

All you have to do is post a comment on this article with the hardware failures you have experienced along with the make of the devices that failed (no registration required), I’ll post the first one below so you know what to expect. Use a real email address so I can get back to you if you win and arrange the prize to be sent out. Please limit the failures to a maximum of 10.

The competition will run for at least 1 – 2 weeks (depending on how many people respond) but feel free to add your failures even after the prize has been claimed.

There are a few stipulations to this contest;
» I will only ship the prize to the UK, USA and most of Europe.
» You must detail at least one piece of hardware including the manufacturer.
» I need to get at least 100 people to respond to get anything meaningful, so if you can spread the word about the “competition” that would be great. Therefore;
» The winner cannot be announced until there are at least 100 respondents.

Good luck everyone and look out for the results.

Comments 12
Posted 6/4/2009 Views 765  
  1. Apr 18th, 2009 at 09:18 | #1

    @Andrew

    you’re an arse Andrew

  2. Apr 10th, 2009 at 15:39 | #2

    Heh. Lets go . . . .

    Corsair 620HX (Went with a bang, not a whimper)
    Atrix 650W PSU
    Logitech G15 (Failed a firmware flash)
    HP Laptop ZD8369EA which had constant motherboard problems (Fixed after 4 mobo replacements)
    WD Velociraptor 300Gb (Password protected itself, which apparently is impossible!)
    Asus A7n8X-Deluxe Motherboard (DOA)
    Quantum Bigfoot 1Gb hard drive (Oh so many moons ago!)

    Pretty mcuh it. All were solved via RMA/Warranty at the manufacturers expense.

  3. Apr 7th, 2009 at 18:12 | #3

    roccat kone. On going faults since launch; before christmas last year.

    on my 6th now.

    story so far is waited a year for it to go through testing, pre ordered for a month at ocuk, they ditched me after 3 RMA’s (first RMA was within 12 hours which ocuk were astoundingly helpfull untill communication ceased), roccat were then very helpfull (very kind german fella sorted me out for an RMA, then pointed me to the english distributors) and im now friendly with a guy who is the main uk distributor.

    However roccat say the issue is fixed, and it isnt.

    maxtor 250gb hdd agges ago, DOA 2 days before xmas. Then the rma died, then i got a samsung.
    my 4870 1gb died over xmas.
    asus p5k premium, then deluxe, then another deluxe died. ALL rma’ed.
    seagate 750gb 7200.10 sat here dead. gonna rma tomorrow
    6600gts died on me
    my first ever socket A althon XP 2500 was DOA. lol
    oo and a single core althon 64 conked out on me too. Venice core i think?

  4. Apr 7th, 2009 at 14:35 | #4

    Samsung T240 (Dead lines of pixels)

  5. Jon
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 09:11 | #5

    I had 2 Hiper psu’s die, one time it took everything with it excluding the hard drive.

    The hard drive never worked well after that though and would always kill my OS every few months.

    Finally in the end about Jan 07 the hard drive and psu went again.

    Had them replaced, with different brands, been fine since.

    1 6800GT just stopped working properly. I’m probably gonna see what it’s like soon, as I haven’t tested it in over a well over 18 months.

  6. PiKe
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 00:37 | #6

    Ati 9800se softmodded to pro ram died
    Abit motherboard caps near ram slots started leaking – couldn’t detect ram
    Geforce 2 GTS mysteriously stopped working (card no longer starts according to device manager)
    IBM Deskstar 60gb started crunching can no longer retreive data

  7. Tummy :D
    Apr 6th, 2009 at 22:06 | #7

    Hardware failures, no particular order.

    DVD ReWriter IDE
    2900HD ati Card
    2900HD ati Card
    2900HD ati Card ( Yes, three different cards all failed )
    Dell Monitor, was one of the first LCD monitors they produced, fantastic until it litterally blew up.

  8. Alan Hastings
    Apr 6th, 2009 at 20:42 | #8

    nVidia 7800GT
    Two Maxtor IDE HDD’s (never bought Maxtor again)
    Enermax Liberty 500W PSU

  9. Andrew
    Apr 6th, 2009 at 19:53 | #9

    “This is aimed at those who build or fix PCs, their own or others. I would like to know what your hardware failures have been so we know which brands are doing well and which components people should avoid. I will be collating at least two lists; One for top product failures and the other for top components that fail.”

    You can’t ask this question about failing componants, which ones to avoid e.t.c because most componants that fail is because people push them to the limits or abuse the products not because they fail under manufacture failures.

    As for componants that has broke without anything that I have done with them has to be a enermax power supply, which took out an asus M2N Deluxe motherboard with an AMD 4200+ Dual Core chip. Not sure how my memory survived though.

  10. Daniel Clark
    Apr 6th, 2009 at 18:01 | #10

    In general with no specific makes:

    Hard Drives
    PSU’s
    Gfx cards
    Optical Drives
    Memory

  11. Shimy182
    Apr 6th, 2009 at 17:54 | #11

    Asus P5W DH

  12. Apr 6th, 2009 at 17:49 | #12

    IBM Deskstar 250GB HDD
    OCZ 480W PSU
    Jeantech 500W PSU

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