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Power supply for Dimension 8300 in UK

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a b ) Power supply
July 4, 2005 2:51:44 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

A friend's son's 15 month old Dimension 8300 power supply has failed. A
slight red herring was that the LED on the motherboard lit up so I suspected
maybe the switch was faulty. That took a lot of dismantling to discover it
was fine. Connected up a spare 500W standard power supply that I had lying
around and it worked fine so it's obvious what's wrong.

But when I came to screw the PSU into the case I discovered that the power
connector is in a different place. Nice one Dell! Upon searching Google I
realise that this is a known "problem" :-)

We haven't managed to get hold of Dell sales yet (don't open weekends) but
I'm going to bet that the official Dell replacement is considerably more
expensive than a standard 300W PSU (~£15). After all, why go to all the
trouble of taking a standard PSU and making it incompatable if not to
increase revenue...

Are there any 3rd parties in the UK that sell Dimension power supplies?

Thanks, Rob.
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
July 4, 2005 2:51:45 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I would push Dell to replace the power supply under warranty. Ask to
speak to a manager and stress how you like Dell and purchased the
higher end model in the belief that it would be more durable etc..

Wayne

Rob Nicholson wrote:

> A friend's son's 15 month old Dimension 8300 power supply has failed.
> A slight red herring was that the LED on the motherboard lit up so I
> suspected maybe the switch was faulty. That took a lot of dismantling
> to discover it was fine. Connected up a spare 500W standard power
> supply that I had lying around and it worked fine so it's obvious
> what's wrong.
>
> But when I came to screw the PSU into the case I discovered that the
> power connector is in a different place. Nice one Dell! Upon
> searching Google I realise that this is a known "problem" :-)
>
> We haven't managed to get hold of Dell sales yet (don't open
> weekends) but I'm going to bet that the official Dell replacement is
> considerably more expensive than a standard 300W PSU (~#15). After
> all, why go to all the trouble of taking a standard PSU and making it
> incompatable if not to increase revenue...
>
> Are there any 3rd parties in the UK that sell Dimension power
> supplies?
>
> Thanks, Rob.
!