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no 6 pin PCI express connector on PSU


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pgrbff

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My PSU recently burnt out. The machine was off, I was away 3 weeks and the day I got home I could smell burning eletrics! I powered up the mobo with a spare PSU I have but it doesn't have a PCI express connector. I only want to get the machine working temporarily, is there a way of making up a patch lead?
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Hi pgrbff and :)
Safest option http://www.cclonline...dapter/CAB1221/ I would not advise the use of anything not fit or meant for the purpose ie a patch lead you risk not only damage to components but also electrocution or worse.
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Great, thank you.
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You are welcome :)
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I swapped the power supply. The motherboard powers up when I switch the PSU on, which it shouldn't, its an old socket 939 I think, AMD 64 3500, it has separate 24 and 4 pin connectors. ctrl and F1 and the power switch do nothing and there is no output to the screen. The onboard hex display indicates a bios load error. I think something else is fried somewhere and I don't have the experience to work out what. It's an old machine and needs replacing anyway.
Is there a way of connecting the SATA hard drives externally to a laptop? There is a letter I need to get a copy of and I can't really wait until I have another desktop to play with.
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Hi pgrbff

The motherboard powers up when I switch the PSU on, which it shouldn't

This could be the result of a short circuit or a bad PSU (possibly a short).

The onboard hex display indicates a bios load error. I think something else is fried somewhere and I don't have the experience to work out


Resolving the possible short circuit/bad PSU issue first is vital but clearing the CMOS or replacing the CMOS battery may help with this.
The best/least expensive option I could find http://www.usbnow.co...CFcIe4QodWXl2IA
Let us know how it goes or if we can assist you with anything further.
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