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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by natedogg319, Jul 11, 2007.

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  1. natedogg319

    natedogg319 Thread Starter

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    i just got a new power supply, i pulled it out of the box and before putting anything together i plugged it into the wall to see it power up, and see how the leds in it looked. i plugged it in and flipped the switch and nothing happened... is that normal? doesnt sound like it. heres the power supply:
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817190007

    thank you for any help!
    Nate
     
  2. natedogg319

    natedogg319 Thread Starter

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    also what do the options for 115 or 230 mean on the back of power supplies?
     
  3. batharoy

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    DO NOT flip that switch from 115.
    And you wont be able to power it up unless its plugged into your motherboard.
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    PSU's require a minimum load (in the order of an amp or so) on the 5v and 12v rails before it will turn on.
     
  5. natedogg319

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    awesome! thank you very much i was worried i got a DOA psu... still is possible but much less likely yayyy! im going to try that now.
     
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