More Power Supply Follies


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Nil

You might recall my adventures with the power supply on my PC going bad
(the computer continues to work OK, but won't power down to a full Off
condition.) I've been traveling for the past several weeks so I haven't
had time to deal with it, but I finally ordered and received and new PS
from Newegg (CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/
EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power
Supply:
<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020>)

Got it yesterday, but unfortunately, it seems to be DOA. I just wanted
to check with you guys to make sure I'm not missing something before I
returned it.

If I'm not mistaken, whenever the PS is switched on, there should
always be 12V DC to be found across the yellow and black wires of the
4-pin ATX connector, and there should be 5V (on the red wire) and 12V
(on the yellow wire) across the 4-pin peripheral connectors. Is that
right? I had a thought that since this is an ATS 2.31 unit, as opposed
to the old 2.0 one, there might be some circumstance where the new PS
wouldn't power up, like if all the peripherals weren't connected. I
would doubt it, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

There is apparently SOME power getting to the motherboard, as the MB's
green pilot light glows when the 24-pin connector his hooked up and the
PS power switch is on. But no power to the 4-pin or peripheral
connectors.

Also, the new PS has *2* 4-pin connectors on the ATX cable. I read
somewhere that some newer motherboards take an 8-pin connector, so I'm
assuming that in that case you plug the two 4-pinners in side-by-side,
but in my case, I only use 1. Is that correct?
 
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N

Nil

You might recall my adventures with the power supply on my PC
going bad (the computer continues to work OK, but won't power down
to a full Off condition.) I've been traveling for the past several
weeks so I haven't had time to deal with it, but I finally ordered
and received and new PS from Newegg (CORSAIR Enthusiast Series
TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
Active PFC High Performance Power Supply:
<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020>)

Got it yesterday, but unfortunately, it seems to be DOA. I just
wanted to check with you guys to make sure I'm not missing
something before I returned it.

False alarm. Turns out I didn't have the either of the motherboard
connectors firmly seated. It was too dark to see clearly last night,
but in the light of today and non-sleep-deprived senses, I reseated
everything and now it works just dandy.

Thanks for bearing with me.
 
F

Flasherly

False alarm. Turns out I didn't have the either of the motherboard
connectors firmly seated. It was too dark to see clearly last night,
but in the light of today and non-sleep-deprived senses, I reseated
everything and now it works just dandy.

Thanks for bearing with me.

Another one is the MB seating to the stand-offs. I've had problems
like that and taken apart the system, being extra care to reseat every
standoff with a gasket and fixed start-, stay-up issues. Get a clip-
on 115 light with a CFL tube for the platform build, and a 200 lumens
CREE 1-AA and a La Crosse charging system (won't do lithium ion,
though). Never build w/out various magnifiers and at least the CREE
these days. Great for fine detail.
 
N

Nobody > (Revisited)

False alarm. Turns out I didn't have the either of the motherboard
connectors firmly seated. It was too dark to see clearly last night,
but in the light of today and non-sleep-deprived senses, I reseated
everything and now it works just dandy.

Thanks for bearing with me.

Not a problem! Anyone who says they don't have a few "self-inflicted"
failures is lying. Mine are legion.

--
"Shit this is it, all the pieces do fit.
We're like that crazy old man jumping
out of the alleyway with a baseball bat,
saying, "Remember me motherfucker?"
Jim “Dandy” Mangrum
 
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N

Nil

Another one is the MB seating to the stand-offs.

Yes, I've made that mistake before. I didn't have enough of the right
kind of stand-offs, and I decided I didn't really need them. The
computer never did work right, and I'm almost certain that the lack of
stand-offs allowed the motherboard to flex when I plugged things in,
and I broke some traces on the board. During certain temperature
conditions the thing would crash. I blame myself.
Get a clip- on 115 light with a CFL tube for the platform
build, and a 200 lumens CREE 1-AA and a La Crosse charging system
(won't do lithium ion, though). Never build w/out various
magnifiers and at least the CREE these days. Great for fine
detail.

I will have to get me one of them newfangled magnifier/hi-intensity
lamps. My eyes are getting worse over time and I need a strong focused
light to see small details anymore.
 

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