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Hello everyone, I have a PC that I was going to sell, but it turns out that the power supply is really faulty. It's an Athlon 64 x2 system to give you an idea of the age. The power supply in question is a Thermaltake TR2 500W. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153028

With that power supply, as soon as power was applied to the system, regardless of even having the front panel power button connected, the system would automatically power on. On top of it powering on on its own, it has horrible coil whine. The whining goes away if I disconnect the 24 pin power. What do you think I should do with this power supply? Could there be a fix by cleaning it up, or should I just keep the cable connectors and the fan and scrap all the rest? Thank you.

*EDIT* for the time being, I swapped in another power supply into that build that I know works fine.
post #2 of 13
It's a garbage PSU. Replace it, where are you buying from?

Maybe time for a new PC considering Athlon 64 thumb.gif The PSU going can be your excuse....
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post #3 of 13
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No this isnt for my rig, It's for one I'm selling, but I'm just wondering if there is any sort of fix for it so I'm not down one power supply just in case another comes around that has a dead power supply.
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As said above the Thermaltake TR-2 is trash destroy it with a hammer and throw some holy water at it so it can go back to hell
The old TR2´s are some of the worst PSU´s you can find
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post #6 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

As said above the Thermaltake TR-2 is trash destroy it with a hammer and throw some holy water at it so it can go back to hell
The old TR2´s are some of the worst PSU´s you can find
Oh thats some good stuff. Alright, thanks, I guess im cutting the cables for extensions and keeping the fan then. I'm assuming you've had bad experiences with these?
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by BgG286 View Post

Oh thats some good stuff. Alright, thanks, I guess im cutting the cables for extensions and keeping the fan then. I'm assuming you've had bad experiences with these?

I had one back in the day it was broken out of the box so i got another model from another brand.

Almost everyone who knows about PSU´s say the old TR-2´s are trash
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post #8 of 13
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Ok, , I'm just gonna trash it then. Thanks.
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Faulty power supplies can blow your entire rig, so it's best to just replace it if you suspect there might be a problem.
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Ok, , I'm just gonna trash it then. Thanks.

Take what you want from it and smash the rest and take some photos or make a video and post it here
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