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Old 11-12-2008, 04:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i got the power supply in my case and hooked it up only to the fans just to see it turn on, it was not connected to anything else as i need a cpu still.

And it wont power on or run the fans, any suggestions
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the powersupply itself has to be switched on, first there is a switch on the back of the PSU..and secondly it has to be told to "turn on" by the mobo, that is usually done by hooking it into it's 20+4 pin power connector..and pressing the button on the case, or in some cases can be done with a jumper....either way it has to be told to switch on
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the powersupply itself has to be switched on, first there is a switch on the back of the PSU..and secondly it has to be told to "turn on" by the mobo, that is usually done by hooking it into it's 20+4 pin power connector..and pressing the button on the case, or in some cases can be done with a jumper....either way it has to be told to switch on
Exactly this. it won't just simply turn on it has to be 'shorted' by either the jumpers on the MB or the power button on a case.

You could connect it to your motherboard then short the two power pins yourself with a screw driver if you want.
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thanks guys, i was about to freak out
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