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Help me not to fry a PSU again


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groovemaster1

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Dell dimension 2300, 1.7GHz Celeron, 128MB RAM from D2100, 20GB HDD from D2100, Codegen atx 2.03 200XA1 350W PSU.
I got this system........ installed the necessary hardware. I was using a Powerlink LPK2-30 400W PSU which came with the system. So I power up & it boots (because I had ME on the HDD from the Dimension 2100), everything worked fine..So I boot into bios so I can set CD to first boot device to install XP.
As I start moving through the BIOS pages the keyboard LED's all blink & go out.....& it freezes there.I have to reset & try again, but same prob!!!
So I move the monitor, mouse & KB back to my main system & it works.
So I boot the D2300 without any devices connected to it to get the XP CD that was in the cdrom...I press the eject button get the cd & press again to close........ I hear a pop & see smoke blowing out the psu (Powerlink).
RAM, HDD, & CDROM is still working fine, but I don't want to risk a new psu (Codegen 200XA1), because I don't know if it's the motherboard or a faulty psu that caused this.
Should I risk another psu???
HELP PLEASE :whistling:
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Dells take a special PSU that is not wired like normal ATX psu's.

http://pinouts.ru/da...er_pinout.shtml

http://support.dell....v.htm#wp1053452

You can mod your ATX PS to work in dell computers.

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I have a dell dmension 2300, I read that it uses a standard ATX PSU. Here's the link to the dell 2300 psu pinout. http://support.dell....hov.htm#1101565
So can I use an ordinary ATX PSU???
THANKS!
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