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PSU Issues - Old System

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Best Answer phillpower2 , 28 March 2018 - 11:17 AM

   yewdja, Looks like a standard ATX type of PSU so easy to come by, couple of questions first though; Are you having computer issues such as the computer not powering up at all... Go to the full post »


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Hello there,

 

Having a bit of trouble in terms of trying to get an old desktop up and running, currently looking for a replacement of the power supply featured but can't seem to find online. I am not all that hardware savvy, so it would be amazing if someone would be able to recommend me any safe to use alternatives.

 

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:welcome:   yewdja,

 

Looks like a standard ATX type of PSU so easy to come by, couple of questions first though;

 

Are you having computer issues such as the computer not powering up at all, if yes, let us know the exact issue that you are having.

 

Is the computer a custom build or a brand name such as Dell or HP etc, if a brand name, post the brand and model name or number, if a custom build, what size of case do you have, small form factor, mid or full tower.

 

Do you have an add on video card fitted, if yes, what is the brand and model name or number.

 

In which country will you be making any potential purchase.

 

Having the answers to all of the above questions will help to best advise you.


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:welcome:   yewdja,

 

Looks like a standard ATX type of PSU so easy to come by, couple of questions first though;

 

Are you having computer issues such as the computer not powering up at all, if yes, let us know the exact issue that you are having.

 

Is the computer a custom build or a brand name such as Dell or HP etc, if a brand name, post the brand and model name or number, if a custom build, what size of case do you have, small form factor, mid or full tower.

 

Do you have an add on video card fitted, if yes, what is the brand and model name or number.

 

In which country will you be making any potential purchase.

 

Having the answers to all of the above questions will help to best advise you.

Hi there,

Thanks for such a fantastic response!

The original of problem of the system was simply the power supply breaking most likely due to the age, initially realised where nothing was powering up. It is a custom build computer in the size of a full tower and the add on video card fitted as far as i'm aware is a Nvidia 6100. 

I am hoping to buy within the UK whether it be online or by other means.

 

Thankyou.


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Hello yewdja,

 

The 6100 dates back to around 2005 when IDE devices were still common so we could do with knowing the motherboard brand and model name or number details so that we can make sure that any new PSU has the correct connections for the hard drive and CD/DVD drives etc.

 

Can you tell us what you mean by the power supply breaking, have you tried testing it to see if it will power up outside of the case, if not and unsure how let us know and we can provide the info for you.

 

You are welcome btw  :)


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Hello yewdja,

 

The 6100 dates back to around 2005 when IDE devices were still common so we could do with knowing the motherboard brand and model name or number details so that we can make sure that any new PSU has the correct connections for the hard drive and CD/DVD drives etc.

 

Can you tell us what you mean by the power supply breaking, have you tried testing it to see if it will power up outside of the case, if not and unsure how let us know and we can provide the info for you.

 

You are welcome btw  :)

Hi Phillpower2,

 

Thanks for all of this information! The motherboard is ASRock AM2NF6G-VSTA.

 

Simply through use one day, it simply turned itself off and let out a burning scent from the power supply, by running tests there is no power going through any connection whatsoever.

 

Thank you again :) 


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Does sound like a blown PSU but would suggest that if you can you borrow a known good PSU for testing purposes, a good quality replacement is not cheap, example here


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Be mindful that the psu you are showing is a 230vac input. This corresponds to the fact you are in the UK.

Most power supplies now are auto sense so a 110 to 230 would work.

Also being in the UK, I'm not sure of the plug configuration to the wall.


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