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Old 07-29-2006, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should a ATX power supply, power up when on the bench with just power connected? Not installed in the computer.


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Old 07-29-2006, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope, not unless you short the green wire with a black one. This isn't necessarily good for the PSU, though.


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Originally posted by Greg
Nope, not unless you short the green wire with a black one. This isn't necessarily good for the PSU, though.
If you do it, you should have a few fans attached just so the PSU has some kind of Load, The only reason why would you would want to Jump the PSU is to see if it works, which shouldn't take to long to figure out if it turns on or not.
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