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Dead psu?

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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
July 27, 2012 6:46:11 PM

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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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
July 27, 2012 7:02:38 PM

what PSU?

did you turn on the switch?
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
July 27, 2012 7:27:59 PM

It's a coolermaster gx650, I switched the switch on yeah. Nothing happens?
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a c 76 ) Power supply
July 27, 2012 7:31:13 PM

The PSU needs to be plugged into a motherboard with a CPU in it to be able to be switched on and work normally.
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
July 27, 2012 8:31:59 PM

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.
a c 76 ) Power supply
July 27, 2012 8:37:13 PM

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_mothe...
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
July 27, 2012 8:51:02 PM

yeah that does look a bit risky, can't be doing with being eletrictuted! :) 

thanks for the sound advice mate!

Phil.
a c 76 ) Power supply
July 27, 2012 8:55:53 PM

You're welcome. :) 
!