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Alienware PSU Pinout

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February 4, 2012 6:52:29 AM

My two options right now are to buy a freaking expensive replacement psu from dell :(  .....or

i could make a pin out, and a 'how to guide' with all the information and specs

so hopefully someone out here needs help with this i see it all the time not i'm the victim

so here's a list i like them.

1. pay $300 for a factory replacement .......<baddddd

2. Dive right into it keeping photos and blogs about my adventure in rewiring a standard psu to make my damn alienware live again ....btw bastard at fryes that told me'the PSU installs in seconds. they are all the same.......had no idea how fuckie alienware is with their equipment


3. buy a used ps at ebay

any thoughts?

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a c 111 ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 7:36:53 AM

Buy new psu.
February 4, 2012 8:20:31 AM

That would be easier but I see so many ppl screwed by dell over this I would like to help them so dell doesn't get the repair money or parts money. The easiest thing is to get the stripped ps from ebay for $98, return my corsair hx1050 and buy a ssd
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a c 111 ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 8:22:00 AM

If you already have an hx1050, why not use it>?
a b ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 8:30:05 AM

I thought dell had stopped that sillyness years before alienware.

Have you checked the 24pin cable colours against the atx wiki atricle.
February 4, 2012 9:12:18 AM

On mobo side of cable yes. in ps case its hard to tell. Its got a 60 pin molex at the edge of the housing that powers everything lights ext.
February 4, 2012 9:14:50 AM

Muffin because of what dell did u can't just plop a new ps in there I need to get mine running and make a full pinout so I can make a custom adapter
a c 139 ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 9:19:44 AM

Any reason you didn't list the model number?
What are other Alienware owners with the same model doing for upgrades?
a b ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 9:27:44 AM

So is it psu to 60 pin adaptor, 60 pin adaptor to molex/24pins etc.
or is this just a modular PSU?

in either case all of the devices have standard connections, so replace the PSU and replace all of the wiring.

Its not stil under warranty is it? - stupid question I know
February 4, 2012 9:27:55 AM

No real need to list model alienwa re forums have several threads with ppl and same problem. What I have seen is ppl using aftermarket boosters that sit in the drive bay
a c 139 ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 9:34:05 AM

Sounds like too much work. Good luck.
a b ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 9:36:05 AM

can you take a picture if you won't tell us the model number, i'm intrigued.
February 4, 2012 9:48:50 AM

http://i.imgur.com/WBQwz.jpg. bad angle sorry but there u go :)  60 holes 58 of them used if I can unbrick it im going to test each one and make my own adapter
a b ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 9:52:11 AM

ok, modular then, it might be a rebadge of someone elses.

All you are doing by making the custom connector (aside from increasing risk) is avoiding recabling the machine. Just recable the machine .
February 4, 2012 10:00:52 AM

13thmonkey said:
So is it psu to 60 pin adaptor, 60 pin adaptor to molex/24pins etc.
or is this just a modular PSU?

in either case all of the devices have standard connections, so replace the PSU and replace all of the wiring.

Its not stil under warranty is it? - stupid question I know




No warranty :( 
the other half of molex has standard and non standard connections going to my vent flap lights and fan controls as well as a 6 hd tray on the otherside of the case and the mobo blah blah blah



a b ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 10:02:29 AM

have a look through every fully modular psu that you can find on any website and see in any match, it'd have to be cheaper for dell to buy an existing one and rebadge it .
February 4, 2012 10:05:37 AM

Problem is all the custom connections are not optional controls case fans my hd tray and my motorized vent flaps. So i can't re cable yes rather I'd have to just go for new case
February 4, 2012 10:07:11 AM

Well I can roll the ebay dice they have one used for 98$98 bucks
February 4, 2012 10:12:11 AM

Im fairly certain its a bad relay I just need to find my solder sucker
a b ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 10:19:20 AM

a bad relay where? there aren't relays in a PSU.
February 4, 2012 10:31:22 AM

Lol im looking at one. Search this part number in google 881h 1ah s
February 4, 2012 10:32:58 AM

Its controlled by pin 14 and by a manual button on back
a b ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 12:03:45 PM

and its inside the psu?
February 4, 2012 10:03:52 PM

Yeah Its in the psu.
a b ) Power supply
February 4, 2012 10:37:40 PM

thats not nice
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