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I have a friend who just ordered a larger PSU for their dell machine because they added a graphics card and a regular ATX PSU would not mount in the Dell case. The PSU arrived, and apparently it needs a proprietary power cord and it didn't come with one. I've never heard of this and I just wanted some input from you guys. They actually have a special PSU power cord and my friend isn't going out of their way to try and find one for no reason, right?
 
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Whats the PSU model #?
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Whats the PSU model #?
Not sure, I don't have that much info.
 
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I set up new Dell machines for clients frequently, mostly business workstations and servers.

None of them have had proprietary power connections.

Can you get a pic?
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post #5 of 11
If it is a slightly older system, dell used to make their own power supplies that just have a few pins shifted around so they don't work if you try to fix them. I think you need to go on ebay and find an adapter.
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I've never seen a proprietary power cord unless it was used with a notebook style adapter.
    
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post #7 of 11
Not sure if op is talking about psu cord or the 20-24 pin mb cord.

Dell did have special mb pinouts. Wouldn't surprise me if the had special psi cord but I never heard about it.
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i think they do this w their new laptops. my cousin tried to use an old powerpack w a new laptop (had close to the same ratings overall) and dell said only the specific pack would work....period. sounds like a buncha tom-foolery to me on dells part, but i wouldnt be surprised.
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Well, they ordered what they needed, it is a special type of power cord, and no I don't mean 24-pin.



So I learned something today... Sneaky move Dell...
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrimpykins View Post
Well, they ordered what they needed, it is a special type of power cord, and no I don't mean 24-pin.

Amazon.com: Generic 3-Prong 6ft 1000w 300 Volt 18 Gauge Power Cable Cord for Dell XPS 700, 710, 720, Precision 690, Etc: Everything Else


So I learned something today... Sneaky move Dell...
300V? Where are you plugging it into?

Ugh, damn you Dell...
    
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