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Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:59 PM
Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:04 PM
Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:26 PM
First, read the spec numbers. UPS typically provides protection so tiny that its joules numbers could not be smaller. Power strip protectors do slightly better. And can even make damage easier to an adjacent computer.
I had a coworker bring me their home computer, which they think was struck by lightning. They had it in a surge protector made for computers - not a UPS, just a surge protector, sadly - but the thing won't turn on when plugged into any outlet.
Inside the case, there's no evidence of physical damage.
Posted 10 April 2010 - 02:54 AM
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:49 PM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:41 PM
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:14 PM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:46 PM
You are measuring voltages that are 3.3, 5, and 12 VDC. So you set it to 20 VDC. Connect the black lead to the chassis. Touch red lead to each wire. Then read a number for each wire to 3 significant digits. Number before. And behavior as the power switch is pressed.
I have very little experience troubleshooting power supplies. ... What's the right setting? >_<
Edited by westom, 19 April 2010 - 04:47 PM.
Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:15 PM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:48 PM
Edited by MrBruce1959, 19 April 2010 - 10:50 PM.
Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:50 PM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:58 PM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:07 PM
Mr. Bruce - I'm not sure I understand the directions. Where am I plugging the jumper into? I'm going to run the jumper from the green wire on the cable coming from the power supply to any black wire on the cable coming from the power supply?
Now to sound really stupid: Where would I get a wire like this? Or what kind of wire should I go out and get a small length of? (I have no wire, at all, at home. I'm not sure what I'd need to begin with. Sorry.)
Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:08 PM
Edited by dpunisher, 19 April 2010 - 11:14 PM.
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:13 PM
Yes Green wire to any black wire in that connector use the picture in my previous post as a guide.
You can use a piece of spare copper wire from anything, even a paper clip will do the job, you do not need to keep it hooked up longer then to see that the case fans are spinning, everything else can remain hooked up during this procedure, the only device that is by-passed here is the motherboard, since its power connector will be disconnected.
This test should only be conducted for a few seconds, if your FANS spin your PSU is working and is OK. Once you confirm this, stop the test.
And post back your results.
Edited by DnDer, 19 April 2010 - 11:18 PM.
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