ronch wrote:Just brew it: Thanks for the reply. No, I'm absolutely certain it wasn't the 6-pin connector. I used the 4+4 connector. Split it in half, plugged it in. Since it's keyed, there's no way I could have plugged it incorrectly.
ronch wrote:Besides, there's the clip that clicks in place once it's plugged in.
ronch wrote:Now my dilemma is, if it's the PSU at fault, I could return it and argue that my components were fried because of it. If the PSU checks out fine, I'm certain the store won't even take the PSU back, leaving me with $80 down the drain and several components dead. I don't have a voltmeter and neither do I know how to use one so I can't really check.
Mentawl wrote:You can turn on an ATX PSU on a test bench by using a short length of wire and shorting the green "standby" pin on the main ATX 24-pin connector to any one of the black ground pins. For example (gosh that's horrible page formatting) : http://imhdd.ms11.net/COMPUTER/dead_computer.html
ronch wrote:Just brew it: Ok, if I had a voltmeter, I'd still have to install the PSU inside a PC so I could turn it on, right? I need it plugged onto a mobo so the mobo could 'signal' it to turn on when I hit the power button. Thing is, I'm afraid to try this PSU on another mobo/PC already. I don't have a guinea pig PC here and even if I did, I'd be afraid to fry it too.
ronch wrote:I could either:
1. Tell the store I simply want to get another brand and have an 'exchange item' done, but whoever ends up with this PSU, if it's indeed faulty, is gonna get a headache too, or
2. I could tell them exactly what happened, asserting that I did everything right. Problem is, they might insist it was my mistake and refuse having anything to do with me and the PSU. And even if it's the PSU's fault, I don't think they'd be willing to be liable for the fried parts.
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