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Is there a way to see if a power supply still works

ok si had a computer, but something happened with the motherboard and it fried most of the parts. including video card, RAM, and processor. so i have a new computer now but my old power supply is larger so i wanted to use it instead. but is there a way to tell if it still works? besides putting it in the computer? and is that dangerous? i dont want it to explode or anything and blow up my new computer
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    You can try the paper clip test which does not require a connection to the motherboard or other components.

    http://aphnetworks.com/lounge/turn_on_psu_without_motherboard_the_paperclip_trick
  2. JohnnyLucky said:
    You can try the paper clip test which does not require a connection to the motherboard or other components.

    http://aphnetworks.com/lounge/turn_on_psu_without_motherboard_the_paperclip_trick


    hey thanx for the help, i just tried it and it works fine
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