List of parts that have failed since June 2007

June 2007. The month of Project Halcyon. It’s 2009, most of the warrenties are up, what survived? what didn’t?

What died:

  • SilverStone Zeus ST85ZF 850W Power Supply, DoA
  • Western Digital Raptor 150GB Hard Disk, 1 DoA, 2 RMA Later
  • ASUS P5K Deluxe/WiFi-AP Motherboard (details), Replaced with another faulty board, gave up and bought a Gigabyte EP-45-EXTREME
  • XFX NVIDIA 8800 Ultra xXx Edition – Started to artifact, RMAed, replaced with a GTX260
  • 2 (of 4) Corsair 1GB Dominator XMS2-8500C5D, gave up, replaced with OCZ RAM (damn MSY and their lack of Corsair stock)
  • Logitech Z-5500D Speakers, Control Unit died, RMAed, should be replaced Monday

What didn’t die?

  • Intel Core2 Quad Extreme QX6700
  • Creative X-Fi Fata1ty
  • LG DVD Burner
  • LiteOn DVD Burner
  • Gainward NVIDIA 8500GT (Fanless)
  • Hitatchi Deskstar 7K1000 (1TB) x2

That’s a pretty short list of things that survived…

And that’s just the parts that I purchased for my Desktop PC. What else went wrong?

  • Dell XPS-M1330′s heatsink/fan began to make loud noises, replaced next day on site
  • Dell XPS-M1330′s hard disk is significantly slower and casuing BSODs, yet to be replaced
  • Bang & Olufsen earphones, left ear goes very dull. Replaced for free, then the left ear goes dead. Replaced with SuperFi 5 Pros…
  • Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5 pro earphone wire splits, purchased a new wire, but pulling the wire pulled out the internals of the earphones. RMAed, waiting for a new pair
  • Random generic microphone, started making lots of noise, $5 replacement. Meh

If there’s one person that’s sick of parts dying, it’s me. Once get my speakers and earphones fixes, the only thing I have left to fix up is my laptop’s hard disk. How I’m going to convince Dell to replace it, as it still sort of works, is beyond me, for now.

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