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Bad power supply again?

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May 4, 2010 7:04:29 AM

I have a dimension 8400. Recently it stopped working. The motherboard light would come on but the pc would not. So I purchased a new power supply. Problem solved!! However after two months the pc will not turn on. About two days ago it restarted by itself on two separate occasions. Now it it won't turn on and the motherboard light is not on. Is it a bad power supply again or something worse?

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May 4, 2010 10:43:08 AM

Well first off what PSU did you get was it a cheap no name brand if so then it could very well just be another dead PSU.
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May 4, 2010 11:27:30 AM

justin6160 said:
this is the one I bought....http://www.cputopia.com/hp-400w-dell-dimension-8400.htm...

Well there is your problem it is a junk PSU any ATX PSU will work in your system get a good brand SeaSonic, Corsair, Antec, Silversone, and some of OCZ PSU's are half decent dont look at those sites saying that its specifically for your DELL blah blah its total BS your Dell uses a universal ATX PSU so go to www.newegg.com and pick one out with in those brands that suit your needs and you should be fine.
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May 4, 2010 11:29:39 AM

thank you!!
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May 4, 2010 11:36:01 AM

saaiello said:
Well there is your problem it is a junk PSU
$30 and a 30 day warranty, overpriced junk
any ATX PSU will work in your system said:
any ATX PSU will work in your system
True, but you forgot to mention that use of a non Dell specific psu requires a little bit of case modding to allow for the switch.
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