I've been trying to revitalize an Acer Aspire X1700 one of my colleagues have been using for work in our office.
All the hardware is the original one, except the PC currently hasn't any HDD and i just removed also it's optical reader.
The problem is, basically, the PC won't power up.
When i try to press the power up button, the light sparks for a second and then nothing.
I've been thinking about a faulty PSU (but it could also be the motherboard, couldn't it?).
Now, the problem is, the AspireX1700 PSU has the strangest shape ever. I'm not aware of any PSU with that shape and pcpartpicker doesn't provide any kind of "shape" filter for PSU (this: https://www.amazon.com/L220AS-00-CPB09-D220R-Inspiron-GATEWAY-eMachines/dp/B071YRZSM4/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_147_bs_lp_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MAYHRK4460AM6JKM9NJW)
A normal PSU won't fit in the case for sure. I'm not really in the mood of buying an original substitution, since it really sucks (220W - 0 certification) and it costs about 60-70$.
Here are my questions:
1) Am i right pointing my finger to the PSU?
2) Do you have any suggestion for PSU substitution?
3) If i go for a normal PSU, i guess i'll have to change the case aswell. I've tried an old EMachines case, but it's impossible to mount the aspire motherboard in a safe way, since only 1 screw could be used. In this case, have you got any suggestion for a budget case and a budget PSU i could use for the Aspire motherboard and equipment? It doesn't matter for me how big the case is, it can also be a full ATX, i've got no room problem.
Thank you in advance.
Edited by donisonleague, 02 July 2018 - 06:59 PM.