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April 19, 2012 2:53:13 AM

Just received an Antec EA-650 Green.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Unboxed it and plugged in the ac cord and flipped the button... nothing at all. No sound, no light, nothing.

Does this mean its DOA? I was hoping at least a light would come on or something.

I think the psu might need to be hooked up to a mother board but I just want to be sure.


TY!

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a b ) Power supply
April 19, 2012 2:55:16 AM

Uh.. Yeah.. Plug in your computer and then see if it works..
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April 19, 2012 8:41:41 PM

Psus don't power on if it fails its self test of being connected to a mobo. And thus sends no power
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April 20, 2012 12:40:03 AM

Plug a few fans into the molex connectors and turn the psu on .
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April 20, 2012 1:16:38 AM

It needs to be plugged into the mobo
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a c 243 ) Power supply
April 20, 2012 6:01:51 AM

tougas said:
It needs to be plugged into the mobo

No, it doesn't.
You can trick the psu into thinking that it is connected to a motherboard by shorting the pwr_OK wire with a ground.
It's a simple DOA test, shown in the link I provided.

It's also how we fill and leak test watercooling loops without having the entire system powered on.
Slow down
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a c 111 ) Power supply
April 20, 2012 6:27:44 AM

delluser1 said:
No, it doesn't.
You can trick the psu into thinking that it is connected to a motherboard by shorting the pwr_OK wire with a ground.
It's a simple DOA test, shown in the link I provided.

It's also how we fill and leak test watercooling loops without having the entire system powered on.
Slow down

paper clip method!
touch the paperclip to die....
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a c 243 ) Power supply
April 20, 2012 7:07:59 AM

amuffin said:
paper clip method!
touch the paperclip to die....

:pfff: 
Yeah, Corsair is willing to open itself up for a wrongful death suit.
I guess if one were stupid enough to slice open thier chest, break thru the breast bone and touch the paperclip to thier heart Corsair really couldn't be held responsible though
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a c 111 ) Power supply
April 20, 2012 8:33:46 AM

hehehe
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April 20, 2012 8:51:25 PM

delluser1 said:
No, it doesn't.
You can trick the psu into thinking that it is connected to a motherboard by shorting the pwr_OK wire with a ground.
It's a simple DOA test, shown in the link I provided.

It's also how we fill and leak test watercooling loops without having the entire system powered on.
Slow down



Yes I know this. I was just trying to make the point that the psu needs to think its plugged in otherwise it won't work.
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