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the paperclip has to be metal right? i only have those colorfulbendy ones atm
    
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by tweaker123 View Post
the paperclip has to be metal right? i only have those colorfulbendy ones atm
Um, those colorful bendy ones are metal as well. Just strip off the plastic coating. Or try it without doing it. Perhaps the core of the clip will still make enough contact to get the job done!
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post #13 of 18
just run the psu outside your case and run the power cables in to temporarily test it to find out
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post #14 of 18
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just run the psu outside your case and run the power cables in to temporarily test it to find out
im sry but what do you mean by this? do you mean connect all my hardware to the psu?
    
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post #15 of 18
yeah just plug in the bare essentials to see if the pc will boot while its outside the case or whatnot..
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post #16 of 18
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so i connected my cpu mobo harddrive video card, plugged in everything turned the psu on, nothing... its dead right?
    
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post #17 of 18
You need to press the power button on the front of the computer or the one on your mobo if it has one. Also make sure you have your front case panel connectors plugged in or else your power button won't work.
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post #18 of 18
That's a piece of junk PSU so even if it does start you lose. Return it and get a decent one before it does start up and wipe out your entire system.
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