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    Old hardware... nothing

    A few days ago I got a load of old hardware from member Idlehanz (thanks mate ).

    2 motherboards with cpu's and coolers
    4 sticks of RAM
    CD-ROM drive
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    20GB Hard Drive
    Agp4x Graphics card
    250W power supply

    So tonight I finally got around to trying it out.

    Connected the power supply, motherboard, graphics card and 1 stick of RAM... turned on power supply and nothing. Tried shorting the correct pins (found via manual), still nothing. Tried every stick of RAM I had, still nothing. I tried the other motherboard, every different stick of RAM, and still nothing.

    There's no lights on the motherboard, no sign of anything happening whatsoever when the power supply is switched on. During shipping, the power supply seems to have taken a knock and caused one side to bend and un-clip (leaves a gap you can see inside).

    Do you think the power supply is pretty much done for?

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    Re: Old hardware... nothing

    Is there any sign of activity from the PSU, ie fan. If not its dead.
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    Re: Old hardware... nothing

    well if you shorted the correct power supply pins you already took the steps to confirm its a dead psu.

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    Re: Old hardware... nothing

    The bit about no power led being lit on the mobo suggests the psu maybe borked, esp. with the physical damage.

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    Re: Old hardware... nothing

    Yeah, sounds like it then. No fans or anything spin in the power supply.

    Will need to test everything with another power supply then.

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    Re: Old hardware... nothing

    Maybe it did get to battered in transit!!!

    Just to try and isolate problem and check PSU.

    Short PS-ON to GND.

    As you look at the 20-pin ATX connector with the clip on the top.

    PS-ON is the 4th pin along from the left on the top row, should be green.
    The 3rd pin along from the left on the top row is GND and shoudl be black.

    Simply short together, using a paper clip or something handy.

    Then apply mains power, PSU fan shold spin up in these conditions if the PSU Still has life left.

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