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Old 12-31-2003, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i just got a new case and was wondering if i can turn on the ps without having anything hooked up to it?
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why would you want to? you could but you would have to manually complete the power switch circuit by using a piece of wire to turn the psu on. i would not recommend you doing this
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i just wanted to make sure that it works
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Old 12-31-2003, 02:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you could with the old at powersupplies. power button included. We used to hook up cd roms and put speakers to the earphone jacks and have a cheap cd player. But yes as EK said you would need something to jump it from. If you plug it into a mobo you can jump it from the pins where the power switch goes. Im also curious as to what your plans are for it.
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Plug it into the Mobo, turn it on and see if the fans spin & the Led lights on the Mobo.
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don't have the motherboard yet
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Old 12-31-2003, 02:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yes its possible, no i wouldnt do it, youre going to fry something (most likely yourself) or blow something up, lol

something you can try tho, is if you have a voltage tester, plug in the PSU and put the testers in the red and black wire ports on the 4-pin power connectors
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thanks for the replys. i guess i will wait till i get the mobo.
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Old 12-31-2003, 02:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If you spend $20 at a computer store and buy a PS tester, that does it for you and without the risk of shock. it's a good tool to keep around anyway..
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Like Dethangel says ya can test the output voltages with a Meter. I didn't realize ya didn't have the Mobo yet. Ya sound like yer ready to go!
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