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Incompatible Replacement Power Supply


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#1 Shortey364

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 10:18 PM

Hey

I have a 5-year old Gateway desktop computer. Its power supply broke 4 years ago. The only way to keep the computer from overheating to remove the side and have a oscillating fan cool it. So I decided it was time to replace the power supply.

However, the computer no longer boots up after I installed the new power supply distributed by CompUSA. I noticed than with the original power supply, the 20 pin connection to the motherboard has a wire missing. So there are only 19 wires leading from the power supply to the 20 pin connector. I thought this was strange. Since the new power supply, has 20 wires. Could this be the problem?

Please help. I would rather try to fix the exisitng computer, despite it's years of service.

Thank you. Much appreciated.

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#2 ComputerMan23

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 11:24 PM

i had my power supply replaced and it didnt fix the computer. it was the motherboard. it had died. im not sure about the pin thing, but that could be it.




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