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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources PSU failed paperclip test; does this mean for sure it died? Forum Are the any other things to test your psu with other than a paperclip? Forum PSU didnt pass the paperclip test Forum SolvedWhat is the 'paperclip' method of testing a PSU? Forum Is my PSU dead or not? Tested with paperclip - no fan but voltages OK Forum SolvedCorsair VS550 fan spins briefly and stops on paperclip test. Forum SolvedEquivalent paperclip test for 8-pin CPU power cable? Forum SolvedPower supply LED blinks when connected to motherboard but it stays lit and fan spins with paperclip test Forum SolvedI opened a new CX500M and it failed the paperclip test. Is it dead? Forum SolvedPower supply works with paperclip test but not in computer. Forum SolvedPower Supply Fails Paperclip Test Forum First build won't power but paperclip test works Forum pc won't boot even after buying a new mobo and the paperclip test Forum Any way to check if a PSU is alive without the paperclip trick? Forum PSU OK w/ paperclip, dead without Forum My PSU won't work with motherboard (600w)but paperclip will Forum Solvedpsu bench test Forum SolvedPSU Test Pass or Fail? Forum PSU upgrade HP dc7800 minitower or alternatives Forum SolvedShorting PSU to manually start and test doesn't work Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !