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    Newbie question on ac adapter fitting into PSU

    Well my last PSU blew and sent it to get repaired but the new one i received only has one plug at the back for the power cord. My other power supply (and my brothers) had one for the power cord and one for the ac adapter (albeit attached to a connecter from a speaker which plugs into the PSU). Is there any way around this or do i just need a different PSU / monitor? Or am i just able to plug the power cord directly into the PSU and it'll be able to take the current? (rendering the ac adapter worthless?) - just don't want to try this with the fear of blowing it up lol

    Can post pics if anyones confused by my lack of knowledge

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    Re: Newbie question on ac adapter fitting into PSU

    Plug it straight in.

    Can't say I've ever seen a regular ATX PSU that needs an AC adaptor. Who made your original PSU?

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    Re: Newbie question on ac adapter fitting into PSU

    I'd say post some pictures up - I can only think that your old PC had an external 12v out, which powered your speakers, and your new one doesn't. With pictures I should be able to work out what you need to plug where.

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    Re: Newbie question on ac adapter fitting into PSU

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    Re: Newbie question on ac adapter fitting into PSU

    I would simply run two power cables - much easier and no worries about problems.

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    Re: Newbie question on ac adapter fitting into PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    I would simply run two power cables - much easier and no worries about problems.
    so the ac adapter doesn't have to go through the PSU at all?

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    Re: Newbie question on ac adapter fitting into PSU

    Not as far as I can see

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    Re: Newbie question on ac adapter fitting into PSU

    Sat for 10mins wondering why it wasn't working to find out one of the power cables wasn't working Swapped it with my brothers and all is fine! Cheers mate shall get a new one tomorrow

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    Re: Newbie question on ac adapter fitting into PSU

    Heh, happens to the best of us. Glad you got it sorted.

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