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Help with extracting power from a PS with no MoBo

Last response: in Components
May 13, 2003 4:12:52 PM

I am replacing my SCSI raid array with an ATA raid (less noise from drives and fans...). I need to move the data. However, I have a feeling that my 340w PS will not be able to handle 6xSCSI + 6xIDE at the same time. So I want to use a second PS for the ATA drives. However, an ATX PS does not turn on if no motherboard is connected.

I know there is a way to bridge two connectors in order to cheat. The question is how? Thanks!

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May 13, 2003 4:23:57 PM

Yes, if you use a jumper or short wire to connect the power on wire (green) with the ground next to it (black) your PSU should power on.

My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek: 
May 14, 2003 5:19:51 AM