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help with atx psu


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Cl455icCh4o5

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I've just got a cheap advent pc but it wont turn on the leads are all connected but still nothing.
I've plugged in a fan and tried jumping it by connecting pins 14 and 15 on the motherboard connecter but again still no power.
is there any other way i can test to see if its the psu and not the power button itself thats broken.
forgot to mention its 24 pin connector and 14 is the green and 15 is black tried this with other black wires as they're earth but still no power I'm thinking the psu is totaly Kaput, but I want to be sure before ordering a new one

Edited by Cl455icCh4o5, 08 May 2010 - 12:43 PM.

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phillpower2

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See the attached link for your type of mainboard connector, what you need to do is,
1: disconnect the psu from each component
2: plug in & switch on the psu
3: use a paperclip to bridge the green & black connections NOs 13 & 14 for 20 pin & 15 & 16 for 24 pin
http://www.smpspower...rs-pinouts.html
Please take care while doing the above & let us know how it goes
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Cl455icCh4o5

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tried that but no power at all think I'll just get a new one
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Does sound as if its dead, have you checked the fuse or tried another power lead,
its not really recommended to open a psu but some have an internal fuse which can
be replaced but others are soldered in line
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its not the fuse in the lead already checked that one didn't realise that it had an internal one, I'll check that now let you know how it goes
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located the fuse but its in a awkward space and its soldered gonna have to snip it and re attach it oh the joy
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I would just replace the PSU. Generally anything internal to the PSU is not user replaceable.
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