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Old July 13, 2008, 07:40 PM
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Default This might be a stupid question....

A PSU will not turn on unless its connected to the motherboard correct? I had a very old 480watt PSU lying around and I wanted to test some fans. So I plugged in the PSU and hooked up some fans, and I didn't get any power. Can you damage a PSU just by plugging it into the wall and turning it on without hooking it up to the motherboard?

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Old July 13, 2008, 07:50 PM
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No, you can't damage it. It is possible to turn on a PSU without a mobo. You should have a look on this page: Tutorials | Turn on PSU without motherboard - the 'paperclip trick' - APH Networks

You should really google things up first.
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Old July 13, 2008, 08:00 PM
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Thank you very much :) And yes, I should have googled it first
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