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Testing a power supply

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by 5.0L-V8-Capri, 7 May 2006.

  1. 5.0L-V8-Capri


    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 27

    Hi all,

    Just a quick question, is it possible to test a supply without it being in a system?

    Many Thanks
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    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2,455

    Location: Newcastle upon Toon

    Yeah - you can get testing tools for a few quid that are made especially for the purpose.

    Try searching for 'PSU tester' on google.

    Also theres a wire trick you can use just to see if it turns on or not - but i must confess i don't know how to do that one.

  3. p4radox


    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,767

    Location: Prague

    If you want to turn it on without a system, just short the green wire with any of the black ones on the 20/24pin ATX connector. :)
  4. 5.0L-V8-Capri


    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 27

    Thanks guys- Did the short test- worked a treat!