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A friend of my wifes brought me her comp because it won't start.
She told me it worked last week before the big rain storm we had,she thinks it got zapped.
Its a Dell 4550 dimension. It wont start or make any sounds the only light i see is the MB light. The fan doesn't spin,noda. What is the best way to test a PS?
post #2 of 12
Get a psu tester thing? It'll tell u the voltages you're getting from it I believe.
post #3 of 12
Put another one in....
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post #4 of 12
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I don't have another PS to try.
Will i be able to get the PS tester at a comp store?
post #5 of 12
yeah some computer stores have a psu tester. Id recommend calling them or go to their site and ask if they have it in stock.
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Use your computers PSU?
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post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MGX1016 View Post
Use your computers PSU?
I'm not pulling my comp apart
post #8 of 12
Take the PSU out and jump it with a paperclip, have a fan hooked up to the PSU.
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post #10 of 12
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thanks MGX, I jumped the PS and my fans came on,so i guess the PS is OK,right?
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