Dead psu?

Hi there,

Any help with this guys?
I have my case and psu, I plugged in the case fans to the psu and plugged it in. nothing happens? should it? or do I have a dead psu?

Any help greatly appreciated
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  1. what PSU?

    did you turn on the switch?
  2. It's a coolermaster gx650, I switched the switch on yeah. Nothing happens?
  3. The PSU needs to be plugged into a motherboard with a CPU in it to be able to be switched on and work normally.
  4. DJDeCiBeL said:
    The PSU needs to be plugged into a motherboard with a CPU in it to be able to be switched on and work normally.


    Cool, so it wouldn't power the fans directly then?

    Thanks.
  5. Quote:
    Cool, so it wouldn't power the fans directly then?

    Thanks.


    Nope, not without being connected to a board first.

    You CAN do the "paperclip trick" to "fool" it into working, but I can't really recommend it and you'll have to do it at your own risk. http://aphnetworks.com/lounge/turn_on_psu_without_motherboard_the_paperclip_trick
  6. yeah that does look a bit risky, can't be doing with being eletrictuted! :)

    thanks for the sound advice mate!

    Phil.
  7. You're welcome. :)
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