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Corsair Issues Recall for Some HX1200 and HX1200i Power Supplies


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Through a post on the company's forums, Corsair announced a recall on its HX1200 and HX1200i series of power supplies. While the issue isn't life-threatening, i.e., the power supplies won't burst into flames, Corsair still recommends that consumers contact the manufacturer for a replacement unit. The company has also put out the word for retailers to return affected units so none of them can make it to the consumer.

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tomshardware.com/amp/news/corsair-issues-hx1200-hx1200i-psu-recall

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On 1/31/2021 at 9:06 AM, ENTERPRISE said:

  

...held my breath for a moment after reading the story - I just used an (older) Corsair 1200 for a new 3090 Strix...great clocker, but does this (on stock bios):

strix495_8w.jpg.05bf86076f81340c2996541ef042be62.jpg

 

Fortunately, my PSU is not the Corsair HX1200...for a moment there, I though I would have to remove the PSU on a new build, along with all the cabling ?

  

  

   

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6 hours ago, J7SC_Orion said:

  

...held my breath for a moment after reading the story - I just used an (older) Corsair 1200 for a new 3090 Strix...great clocker, but does this (on stock bios):

strix495_8w.jpg.05bf86076f81340c2996541ef042be62.jpg

 

Fortunately, my PSU is not the Corsair HX1200...for a moment there, I though I would have to remove the PSU on a new build, along with all the cabling ?

  

  

   

 

That reminds me...I have an old unopened AX1200. I'll probably just use that in the next build assuming there's no issue from it having sat in a closet since probably 2012. Got it as a warranty replacement and never opened it as I had bought a new PSU at Micro Center unable to wait.

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23 minutes ago, Sir Beregond said:

 

That reminds me...I have an old unopened AX1200. I'll probably just use that in the next build assuming there's no issue from it having sat in a closet since probably 2012. Got it as a warranty replacement and never opened it as I had bought a new PSU at Micro Center unable to wait.

 

Yeah, the new build with the Strix is using that, an AX1200 from circa 2013ish...in those days, I did some HWBot w/ quad-sli, so I bought two of the AX1200. They both still work fine, though they didn't run the entire 8 or so years as I had also picked up two Antec HPC 1300s and a BeQuiet 1200 (quad SLi on sub-ambient and CPU on sub-zero = ? power  consumption). The irony is that I haven't bought a new PSU since those days and missed the whole shortages thing...and the loony price rises for those   

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I hate having hardware you find could be an issue, always a relief when you find out you are good.

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