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how would the psu stay on when you can't bridge the black/green wires on the 20/24 pin motherboard connector, whilst plugging it into the motherboard?
    
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It really depends on how quickly the "plug in" goes. Some things (like old IDE HDD Molex connectors) can be a pain to get in, and can cause a series of quick power on/off cycles as you rock the connector back and forth to plug in/unplug the connection. TBH, I would never plug anything in if my power supply was turned on. The chance of it causing damage is just too great imo.
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post #13 of 23
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how would the psu stay on when you can't bridge the black/green wires on the 20/24 pin motherboard connector, whilst plugging it into the motherboard?
lolwat

Just go through the top of the plug...It can be done, its just a tad bit difficult to get it right with a paperclip.

@OP, you didnt hurt anything. Nothing to be paranoid about.
    
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Originally Posted by steven937595 View Post
how would the psu stay on when you can't bridge the black/green wires on the 20/24 pin motherboard connector, whilst plugging it into the motherboard?

Im not sure, does that mean it cant stay on even if it is plugged in?
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post #15 of 23
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Im not sure, does that mean it cant stay on even if it is plugged in?
not; thats why computers have the "turn off" feature.
It wont put out any power until it gets the signal to turn on.
    
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not; thats why computers have the "turn off" feature.
It wont put out any power until it gets the signal to turn on.

So even if you did hook the power supply up while it was plugged in it wouldnt fry anything?
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Probably don't need three threads for the same broken PC.
 
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More exciting = turn pc on without gpu in, plug power into your gpu, push gpu into pci slot = cool lights, funny noise and dead everything
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So even if you did hook the power supply up while it was plugged in it wouldnt fry anything?
correct, but un-plugging (or flipping the I/O on the PSU when available) is a good habbit to get into, in-case of a power surge or you hit the power button on your case by accident
    
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correct, but un-plugging (or flipping the I/O on the PSU when available) is a good habbit to get into, in-case of a power surge or you hit the power button on your case by accident
Ive nver done that personally...
    
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