PSU Paperclip test alternatives? Tags: New Build Systems Last response: June 10, 2012 2:18 AM in Systems Share crossriver June 10, 2012 2:06:18 AM Hi, I'm pretty sure my PSU is broken... I got it last week and after days and days of trying to figure out why my computer won't run, I decided to do the paperclip test. I don't have ANY paperclips in my house, so I tried to use a hairpin, it was very thin, I'm not sure if it was conductive or not, but it was some sort of metal... I will now try the metal(?) coil from my old notebook, hopefully that will work. If it doesn't I'll post back here... and see if it's the PSU's problem or if I'm just not finding conductive material. A list of some other common objects that fit into the 24 atx wire holes would be awesome, thanks all. More about : psu paperclip test alternatives crossriver June 10, 2012 2:18:19 AM Yeah I just tried it, it doesnt work, my PSU sucks, I don't know how it broke. *** this. I'm refunding. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPSU failed paperclip test ; does this mean for sure it died? ForumPSU didnt pass the paperclip test ForumPower Supply Fails Paperclip Test ForumAre the any other things to test your psu with other than a paperclip ? ForumPSU OK w/ paperclip , dead without ForumTHAT PAPERCLIP TRICK ForumPSU pass the paper clip test , computer still doesnt turn on ForumPowering 3 Fans and a dvdrom, is enough to test PSU ? Forum"Shorting" a PSU ON To Test It ? ForumHELP! PSU won't turn on. ForumHow do I test a PSU with a volt meter? ForumHow to test psu ForumTest psu voltages ForumAMD Overdrive Test , computer completely dead. What happened? ForumPSU DOA?! passed paper clip test ... ForumHow to test a power supply for gateway profile 6 computer ForumNew Build, any good? ForumDecentish Spec Home PC - £750 - Advice for Mobo/PSU please ForumPlugging fans into both motherboard and PSU ForumUpgrading my GFX and need help on deciding PSU brand. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !