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Tool For Power Supply Problems


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#1 acklan

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 03:49 PM

This is a problem that comes up on a regular bases here. Faulty or suspected faulty power supply. I am sure most here new about this little device, but I did not. At least not this cheap. By the way I bought one locally for $25. I work on enough computers to justify the purchase of one. A user who may need it only once may be better off paying another $15 for a $40 power supply.
I just thought some members may want one.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=PS-124&cat=GDT

I have tried it on bad, good, and a weak power supply that I compared voltage to with a voltmeter. On the 12v lead I had 9.6 volts and the tester showe it as bad. It was weak but should be replaced.
I will let you know when I have more data on it.
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 04:24 PM

Nice find there and thanks for sharing.

(I just ordered one...)
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Posted 04 March 2006 - 09:20 PM

I've had one for quite a while. I think I only paid about $12 for it. They're pretty limited in what they can do. But you can often find a dead rail with them. This is the one I have.




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