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Now a million and one..lol...Ok I have done it before....But how do you start a psu w/out it being hooked to a motherboard?
    
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This article is a little overboard but you get the idea. http://aphnetworks.com/tutorials/psu_paperclip_trick

A wire between the green and black.
    
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Take a black wire link to to a green wire with a paperclip.

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you need to send a spark through the 24pin connector afaik, thought you needed one of those PSU testing devices to do so?
    
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I did it the other day. There are a few black wires, but all ground so they'll work with the green one.
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this gives jay a few ideas of things iv wanted to do but havent been able to
    
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Originally Posted by thedarklordjay View Post
you need to send a spark through the 24pin connector afaik, thought you needed one of those PSU testing devices to do so?
Nah you don't need a tester. A shielded wire (preferred), paper clip, staple, just about anything will work.
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Thanks to all of you who replied.. I blew a fuse in 1 of my psu's and didn't want to put it back in the board to test it.
    
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Wire the green to black
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