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Check Power Supplier

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November 29, 2009 5:43:08 AM

Hi, can anyone tell me how can I check whether the power supplier is working or not, rather than plugin it to the motherboard.... plz... :) 

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a c 243 ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
November 29, 2009 9:47:14 AM

You can do a basic "power on" test by jumping the green " Power_On" pin on the 24 pin main connector with any of the black grounds on the same connector.
I like to put a little load on the psu by connecting a fan or 2 before starting it.
This won't tell you if it's working in spec or not.
a c 144 ) Power supply
a c 156 V Motherboard
November 29, 2009 10:45:51 AM

Then measure the main outputs:
12 volt - yellow to ground (black wire)
5 volt - red to ground
3.3 volt - orange toground
All should be +/- 5%
Then check the gray wire. If the PSU is on, it should be at 5 volts.

This is not foolproof because there is no load on the PSU, but if you cannot get these readings, the PSU is dead.
November 29, 2009 4:16:42 PM

Wow interesting, I checked jumping the green power pin to a black one, seems that the PSU fan is working, so does it mean there's no issue with my PSU??
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