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novicepcuser

FPCH New Member
Joined
Mar 17, 2008
Messages
4
#1
Greetings

I need clarity to this question. I have taken an interest into poking around the inside of a Pc I found disgarded.

What would be the correct and safe procedure in determining whether or not the power supply is at fault?

The cable I have is fully functional.

When the start button is pressed the fan on the CPU jolts a fraction but that is as far as it goes.
 
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Wolfeymole

#2
Hi novicepcuser

Welcome back.

If the PSU does not revolve after the initial supply of voltage then it's goosed mate.
 

maynardvdm

FPCH Long Term Member
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#3
The best thing to do is try a different power supply. If its not that could also be the motherboard. But i would try another psu first.
 

Tony D

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Malvern, PA (USA)
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OSX
#4
You can purchase a PSU tester. If you know how to use a voltmeter, you can test voltages manually.