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psu in my dad's rig baught in 2007 i can't tell the brand

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i have an old pc.... and i can't tell what brand, or model, or anything the psu is, all i can tell is that it is 600w(says so in red letters), has 4-6 pcie connectors, has at least 6 molex/peripheral connectors maybe more, and has 4 or more sata cables, but it is screwed into the case, and no one will let me unscrew it..... how do i tell what brand it is..... i think i can only tell by removing it.... but..... anyway is there a way to tell without removing it?
Edited by phantasmor - 4/18/11 at 6:34pm
post #2 of 71
How about some pictures?
post #3 of 71
If you look at the circuit board, in a somewhat visible place, there should be some letters/numbers printed. Sometimes, the print will be on the solder-side of the board. I've seen some Hipro units with the word "Hipro" printed on the green solder side.

Usually this is printed on the edge of the board.

If it's not there, look on top of the transformers. There is usually some letters/numbers on top of the transformer. For example, if the PSU was manufactured by Channel Well Tech, it will be something like E1985548-G-H-T CWT 1206. This is on the transformer.

So your best bet is to take pictures and see if we can decipher it.

Also, by looking at a straight on shot from the top, we can determine the switching topology of the power supply. Usually, by looking at how the heatsinks are layed out, and where certain capacitors/components are placed, you can make a guess on the PSUs OEM.

So pictures it is!
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Attachment 205947

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those are the best i could do.... a lot of it is obscured by the metal brackets around it.....


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Haha....no, that's not quite what we meant...As in: Unscrew the brackets. Take out the power supply. Unscrew it's lid and look inside the power supply.

An image like this would be helpful.

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OK.... i think it is a mge600wp but i can not find any pictures to confirm.... but i think it is because the case is a MGE XG Dragon Gaming Case red, and those come with 400w, 500w, and 600w psus, again i am not sure but i think that is what the psu is
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Haha....no, that's not quite what we meant...As in: Unscrew the brackets. Take out the power supply. Unscrew it's lid and look inside the power supply.

An image like this would be helpful.

i tried to do that and my dad went crazy!
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If you can take the PSU out and post a pic of the entire label we might be able to use some of the other numbers to determine it's origin.
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If you can take the PSU out and post a pic of the entire label we might be able to use some of the other numbers to determine it's origin.
again.... i wish i could.... i will do so Monday... probably...... hopefully..... i may just go insane before i get permission.... it's not like I'm going to hurt anything...i already built 2 computers without incident
Edited by phantasmor - 4/16/11 at 4:59pm
post #10 of 71
sometimes its easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission. I'm a terrible Influence.

Also, Usually the UL file number is enough to find the OEM. I've never had to take out the board from the housing - all your doing is voiding your warranty.
Edited by Rob0tuss1n - 4/16/11 at 6:07pm
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