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

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February 22, 2010 2:27:58 AM

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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February 22, 2010 2:38:04 AM

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_mothe...
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February 22, 2010 2:51:25 AM

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