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07-Jul-2012, 12:18 AM #1
Solved: Is it safe to replace this power supply?
Hey, i have this Lenovo m58e(i think) PC with this power supply liteon ps-5281-01vf (280w) and i want to replace it with something like Antec earthwatts EA500 500W but i heard changing power supplies could damage the motherboard so any advice? is it okay to change this power supply??

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07-Jul-2012, 02:27 AM #2
It's safe to swap out/upgrade a PSU. However the PSU you select should be, at the very least to start, dimensionally the same. The Antec will not work. [See the attached thumbnails]
It's somewhat debatable as to whether or not you'll be able to locate a suitable replacement anywhere near 500 watts.
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07-Jul-2012, 04:04 AM #3
hmm i was afraid of that, oh well thanks
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07-Jul-2012, 04:32 AM #4
Well, relax, the power supply you currently have is most likely more than satisfactory for the system & hardware you are running. Out of curiosity, why were you thinking about replacing the PSU?
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