just replaced my 375 w pws in a dell xps400.
with a rocketfish 500w from best buy, well
it is not working , pretty sure i did everything correctly. i did just plug the pws in to see if the fan would turn befroe installing it and it did not turn on.
would you agree that it is a bad unit??
just replaced a 375w pws in a dell xps400. the new pws rocketfish pws from best buy.
it is not working , triplw checked it seems i did everythign right.
the old had a 24 pin while the new has a 20+4. i was not sure how
it was supposed to be but i tried to plug it in it seemed that it only fit
thank you for all the replies. yes the dell xps 400 uses standard atx pws,
researched that before i purchased the pws. i went in again and checked
all connections--i am no expert but i have done this before, the switch has been flipped. the rocketfish is reported to have blue lights on it --
which i do not care about since i do not have a clear case but when plugged in
ther are no blue lights anywhere.
since i am returning the pws today. any suggestions on a Good
From the OP's statement "i did just plug the pws in to see if the fan would turn befroe installing it and it did not turn on." tells me that the power supply actually requires a load before it will power up. Just connect an HDD to one of the power connectors to provide a load before testing if the power supply works otherwise you haven't tested or proven anything other than that the power supply didn't turn on.