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Well I just got a PSU and some other parts for Christmas and I was looking at the 24 pin power connector on the PSU and saw that one of the wholes has no metal inside of it and is completely see-through, is this how a 24 pin is meant to be like? or is it broken?
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Pictures would greatly help.
    
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I will attempt to get some pictures now.
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post #4 of 9
If I recall there's one or two pins that can be/are-generally blank.
Look at Pin 20 in the link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX#Power_supply
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post #5 of 9
if its the 4th/5th(cant remember exactly) hole on the lower set of holes then its fine coz that hole is meant for -5v line which most modern pc components dont use so some psu makers just remove that.....
post #6 of 9
yes.. its the same on my corsair...
dont know why it is like that ... maybe its a redundant earth pin or something.. correct me if im wrong...

EDIT: i stand corrected
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post #7 of 9
Its normal on some PSUs, i have the same on a couple of PSU that i got laying around, not all though, i got one that has all the holes with metal in them.
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post #8 of 9
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I attempted to get a picture but my camera is just too crappy(the sign to get a better one), it seems I was worrying over nothing, thanks all.
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post #9 of 9
Pins like the old -5v line, which were in the old spec, aren't used any more. They tend to be left out of newer connectors, mainly to prevent nasty things happening when they get plugged into boards that don't expect that pin to do anything. Plus it costs less to have an empty hole than it does to run a pointless wire for people who can't be bothered to upgrade.
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