What pc components is the first to malfunctions or wears out and breakdown?

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    My video card is the first to malfunction and breaks down.

    How bout yours? What hardware components is the first to malfunction in yours? :rolleyes:
     
  2. Sm3K3R

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    The PSU-s.
     
  3. Antarctica

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    Same here. Just replaced mine 3 months ago and it was a Thermaltake.
     
  4. ccsito

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    The only hardware components that I have had to replace due to malfunction were:
    1) CD ROM drive
    2) Floppy diskette drive

    Since these are prone to failure due to internal moving hardware, I guess I have been lucky that nothing else has ever broke. :cool:
     
  5. ronjor

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    Power supply here. Twice. :ouch:
     
  6. ErikAlbert

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    My mouse caused always problems in the past. Since I replaced it with a ball-less mouse, they live much longer.
    The next component is my keyboard, after that probably my CD/DVD-drive.
    The rest dies of old age.
     
  7. SYS 64738

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    For me it was one of the internal hard disks (Seagate) :eek:
     
  8. Franklin

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    Power supply here as well.
     
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    The human?
     
  10. innerpeace

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    cd/dvd burner on my machine. It quit burning reliably but was still able to read ok.
     
  11. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    Used to be PSU until I got UPSs. And a couple of times CD/DVD and floppy.
    Let's not provoke the Gods of Hardware by talking about components failure ...
    Mrk
     
  12. Hairy Coo

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    Well-the initial comment about the video card failing makes sense because these run very hot and unless the whole case has adequate cooling,are bound to fail

    The PSU failures sometimes are because "el cheapo" PSUs were purchased-bad value!!
    A good PSU is most unlikely to fail,if its matched to the rest of the system as regards power.
     
  13. lodore

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    dvd and cd drives.
    i have one cd and one dvd drive in my old pc and they both stopped reading properly. so has to replace them.
     
  14. DevilFrank

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    The next one. DVD-Burner died unexpected.
     
  15. Huupi

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    i don't bother with failures,i just buy a new one,but until now one external disk going south with precious data,that worries me all the time !?! :(
     
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    Joint first for PSU and HDDs for me, I dunno if its bad luck but I tend to loose one of each every 2 years.
    Distant second had a couple of sticks of ram faulty.
    Then comfortable third is one CPU
     
  17. strangequark

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    same here, where I live the power supply is a bit dodgy through the wet season and eats PSUs [and other miscellaneous hardware] , a UPS was one of the best investments I've made.
     
  18. WSFuser

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    On one computer it was the cd burner on the other it was the fans.
     
  19. Ragzarok

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    Hello,
    Almost always the processor for me. But thats because I overclock it too much. Next is RAM. Again, too much voltage. :ouch:
     
  20. HURST

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    Once the MOBO and once the HD.

    On my laptop, the CD tray, but because a friend pulled to hard to open it and almost took it off.

    Otherwise nothing, had good luck so far.
     
  21. Beto

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    Both times the MOBO. I am sure that it is because of overheating as I keep all my school books, papers ect. obstructing much of the air inlet holes.

    Now I have extra fans to prevent this (hopefully).
     
  22. Huupi

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    I have a simple household fan behind my battery of disks,under my desk,it keeps also my legs cool on hot summer days. lol :D
     
  23. computer geek

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    The fan....
    While I write this, the fan is generating very much noise...
     
  24. EASTER

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    Two items are good for going out on me but rarely, yet still happens over the course of time, and thats the Power Supply & CPU Fan.

    Other componants so far seem to me to show a remarkable resilency to withstanding surprising lengthy TIME ON + Extreme Useage including Memory Modules for some reasons.

    Hard Drive failures seem to be no problem at all here.
     
  25. Long View

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    I tend not to keep them long enough for serious components to fail - so never had a PSU, hard drive, memory ..... failure But CD /DVD's have often died young
    - will never buy another Sony, or Plextor. Have a number of BenQ's that are now aging - Not sure what I will do when they eventually die ? Lite-on is OK but they don't last.
     
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