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Today my antec 650 came in (yay!) and I wanted to test it. I don't have my motheboard yet so I tried out the paper clip trick and the psu powered on.

I hooked up some case fans and it worked great, but when I plugged in my new lg DVD r/rw it shut off. The led on the front of the drive blinked and everything shut off.

Question - am I screwing with my psu possibly damaging it or is my optical drive messing things up?

Any input appreciated!
     
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post #2 of 4
Wait till your mobo arrives, then you can test it to its full potential and see if something is wrong with the PSU. I don't think you'd kill a PSU by hooking it upto an optical drive, there must have been a short or the current must have grounded somewhere.
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post #3 of 4
I wouldn't think that plugging in the optical drive would hurt it. My guess is that the paperclip lost contact and thats why it shut off.
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Yeah, thats what I was thinking about the grounding out. I was just confused as to why it was grounding out. Hooked to the fans it would go indefinitely, but something about that drive connection (I tried a number of different plugs on the psu) that it doesn't like.
     
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