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Old 07-26-2010, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Power supply turns on when it wants to.

My power supply newly bought from ebay, 850watt bran-new just out the box power supply.
Worked for a couple of days and then decided not to work properly after a power cut.
Sometimes it turns on, sometimes it doesn't.

Please help me!

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Old 07-26-2010, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Power supply turns on when it wants to.

was going to say RMA it but then noticed ebay...hmmm what brand and model do you have? Can you give any more details about this "power cut"?
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Default Re: Power supply turns on when it wants to.

My PSU's a Alphapower switching power supply.
Model : ATX - 850L. 850watt.
The power cut just shut everything off in the street and then came back on so I have no idea what went on there.
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I would say the power supply died or your power switch isn't functioning properly.

And you should buy a Quality Power Supply like a Corsair, Antec, etc...
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Cheers but iv already sent it back to the supplier to be replaced. I think i'll put a "buffer" between the PSU and the wall socket. Cheers for the help!
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