X-Pro Power Supply 460W ATX12V

  Soapy8 17:49 12 Jan 2005

I'm building a commputer, and have fitted an
X-Pro power supply.
At the moment there is no motherboard,(as I am building it a bit at a time), and I am testing to see if the power supply works. When I plugged it into the mains and swithed on , I thought that the power supply would run but it didn't. Do you have to plug it into a motherboard aswell, before the power supply will run, or should it run on it's own?

  porkypig37 17:58 12 Jan 2005

you can test a psu with a hard drive plugged in oeve somemtimes only a floppy.

Try a hard drive first. I have always tested mine that way.

  Dorsai 18:20 12 Jan 2005

If you have turned the PSU on with nothing plugged in to it, you may well have blown it up. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings (and i hope i am wrong), but PSU's are designed to work with stuff plugged in.

The best way i can think of to test it: Remove the PSU from the PC you used to post here, and repalce it with the PSU you have bought for the new build.

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