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Power Supplies

Power supplies also may have a fuse. This happened to me not long ago. Fortunately, I ignored the dire warnings on the cover of the power supply and found the blown fuse inside. Unfortunately, Radio Shack did not have an exact replacement, so I tried something close.

The point is to make sure the power supply works before buying a new motherboard.

I have a little device that detects power flows without a direct connection. You should be able to get one at a radio shack or home depot. Very useful for things like power supplies where your only concern is whether touching something will fry your brain.

BTW, you can buy a new poer supply for about $50.

-Warren Agin
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rob Ransbottom 
  To: discuss at 
  Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2002 10:55 AM
  Subject: Power Supplies

  On Mon, 17 Jun 2002, Jerry Feldman wrote:

  > I may also go to the show. My daughter's PC just went TU. It's a 400Mhz 
  > PII. I think it may be the CPU. I pulled all the boards, reseated the CPU. 
  > I'll probably get a spare power supply since my wife's old system has a 
  > power supply with a dead fan.


  Despite the warnings labels, it is not difficult to replace the
  fan in an AT or ATX power supply.  There may be a charge in the
  capacitors in the power supply.  

  Can you check a ATX power supply with a multi-meter, out side of a case.
  I.E. how do you turn it on?

  rob                     Live the dream.

  Discuss mailing list
  Discuss at

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