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Power Supply Troubles


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#1 Crizz44

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 02:16 PM

I just bought a new 550watt ATX Chiefmax switching power supply. The power supply will not turn on in the case, but when I test it out of the case it works fine. Does anyone know what could be causing it to do this?
I figured maybe something was grounding it out, but don't see what could be the problem. The case does have 3 metal guides that help to keep the power supply sit properly. Thanks for any help you can give. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:05 PM

Well, I fixed it. I put some (2 strips) electrical tape across the top of the power supply. There must be something with the power supply touching the top of the computer case causing it to ground out. It works now. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:24 PM

Umm, that's really not a good sign. That means you have a short inside the power supply. If this is new send it back and get a new one. Remember, you get what you pay for. I would get a better one
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:56 PM

I agree with garmanma - exchange it for another. If you don't, you'll just end up with problems in the future.
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