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I needed to get power to a fan controller and grabbed a 6pin to molex cable that came with a graphics card instead of searching for one that came with the PSU. I plugged the 6 pin into the PSU and molexes together, when I tried to boot I saw the CPu fan move. Tried again and it did the same. After that nothing happens.

I do have another PSU I can try but that's time I don't really have right now so I want to make sure it's the PSU that's not working. Any suggestions? Already checked that no cables are loose.
I do believe that cable in questions is used to get more power for GPUs. So "the other way around".
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I'm confused. The one that you used, was it like this




Then you took the 6pin end of it that would normally go into the graphics card and connected that end to your PSU?
    
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I needed to get power to a fan controller and grabbed a 6pin to molex cable that came with a graphics card instead of searching for one that came with the PSU. I plugged the 6 pin into the PSU and molexes together, when I tried to boot I saw the CPu fan move. Tried again and it did the same. After that nothing happens.

I do have another PSU I can try but that's time I don't really have right now so I want to make sure it's the PSU that's not working. Any suggestions? Already checked that no cables are loose.
I do believe that cable in questions is used to get more power for GPUs. So "the other way around".

 

It sounds to me like you have a modular PSU. If so, then you just plugged the wrong end of that cable into the PSU. The 6-pin goes into the 6-pin connectors on video cards. The Molex connectors plug into the molex plugs that come out of the PSU. It's a Molex to PCI-E adapter. It shouldn't be used for anything else.

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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post

I'm confused. The one that you used, was it like this




Then you took the 6pin end of it that would normally go into the graphics card and connected that end to your PSU?

That's what I used and did. Stressed and in a hurry...
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It sounds to me like you have a modular PSU. If so, then you just plugged the wrong end of that cable into the PSU. The 6-pin goes into the 6-pin connectors on video cards. The Molex connectors plug into the molex plugs that come out of the PSU. It's a Molex to PCI-E adapter. It shouldn't be used for anything else.

Yeah I realize that now. Is the only thing I can do to RMA and hope for the best?
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Yeah I realize that now. Is the only thing I can do to RMA and hope for the best?

 

Just take the adapter out of the PSU. Or have you done that already? If you did, then turn the PSU off using its built-in switch. After that, press the power button on your computer case. After that, turn the PSU back on. After that, wait about 2 seconds and then attempt to turn your computer on.

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Just take the adapter out of the PSU. Or have you done that already? If you did, then turn the PSU off using its built-in switch. After that, press the power button on your computer case. After that, turn the PSU back on. After that, wait about 2 seconds and then attempt to turn your computer on.

YES!!! It worked. It was the press while switched off that I didn't know to try. Thank you so much! You've saved my weekend.
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Gotta love @TwoCables, one of the most helpful on OCN. Especially with PSU's.
    
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YES!!! It worked. It was the press while switched off that I didn't know to try. Thank you so much! You've saved my weekend.

 

OH WHEW. LOL I admit that I was getting a little worried too. I just didn't want to say anything until now. lol

 

So yeah, you're very welcome! :)

 

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Gotta love @TwoCables, one of the most helpful on OCN. Especially with PSU's.

 

Aw man. Thank you. :)

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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