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Dead power supply or motherboard???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tony_v, Mar 16, 2005.

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  1. tony_v

    tony_v Thread Starter

    Mar 16, 2005
    How can I tell if my power suppy is dead or the motherboard is dead. When I press the power button, nothing happens.

    Computer is out of warranty and is a DELL 4600

    Please help
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    You'll need to get your hands on a powersupply and swap it into the DELL to see if thats the problem.
  3. CouchMaster


    May 26, 2003
    No fans, no nothing? Other than a Volt/Ohm meter - find something thats 12v, like an old fan or small dc motor and hook it up to a yellow and black wire on one of the connections - if it runs it OK. Or put the PSU in a different computer.
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