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Removing/Installing Power Supply


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#1 Dream1

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

How do I make sure the power supply I want to remove no longer contains any electricity so I donít electrocute myself?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

Unplug it and hit the power switch on the PC for 20 secs

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

What does that do? Is that a function every computer does the same?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

Hi, What that does is use up any stored electricity that may still be in the power supply. It helps protect the rest of the computer too.

Normally there should also not be any voltage higher than 12 volts on the power supply outputs.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

Thank you. Is there anything I need to do in terms of handling or storing the power supply?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:01 AM

Not really, just keep it in a safe dry place, best practice is to make sure you are grounded with a static discharge strap b4 touching any components in your PC.
Mashing the power button will discharge any electricity stored in capacitors in the system, if you are observant you will see some of the led's come on briefly and go out when you press it.




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