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    Default Brand new PSU on HTPC build in sig FUBAR

    DOA. How often does that happen? Got everything assembled and hit the power switch - nothing although I thought I heard a faint crackle of electricity.
    Pulled out the PSU and connected to power, no fan, no sound.

    I guess what I'm wondering is how likely is it something fubar'd and blew my mobo? Never seen a new PSU bad.....
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    Default Re: Brand new PSU on HTPC build in sig FUBAR

    With electronics anything is possible. It is every unlikely to receive something DOA but its not unheard of either.

    Try double checking all connections, make sure the 24pin + 8 pin cable are connected to motherboard. Test PSU in another system or test another PSU on this system.

    If you have a PSU test that would be better.

    Chances that PSU hurt anything else also every slim but still very possible.
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    Default Re: Brand new PSU on HTPC build in sig FUBAR

    Ace, I've already got a RMA and UPS slip and got it boxed up. I hope it's like you say and nothing else got fried. I mean, I did pull it out of the case and hook up the power and nothing, no fan turning, no sound at all. So I'm pretty sure it's a goner.
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    Default Re: Brand new PSU on HTPC build in sig FUBAR

    new system yes?

    The psu wont work at all just connected to the mains..ie its fan wont start which is presumably the only visual/sonic indicator you have, unless it has a built in power led readout.

    Psu test..
    1.get a paper clip
    2. insert the clip so that the adjacent green and black wires on the main 20-24 pin atx plug are connected.
    The green and black wires are right beside each other in the middle of the plug.
    3.plug in the psu, or plug the power lead into the psu and then hit the 0/1 on off switch if there is one.
    4. the psu fan should start up.
    If you want to be extra certain plug a fan into one of the molex connectors and then turn the psu on.
    The fan(s) will take a second or 2 to stop when you turn the psu off cos of the charge in the capacitor..

    Then you will know if the psu is dead or not.

    If it is dead,you will need another psu to test the other components.
    Modern psu's should hopefully not blow anything else before their safety cutouts deactivate the psu..
    If its something further down the power line, cant really say.
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    Default Re: Brand new PSU on HTPC build in sig FUBAR

    did you check the fuse at the plug? sounds simple but often missed
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    Default Re: Brand new PSU on HTPC build in sig FUBAR

    Ok let us know how you make out with the new one.

    A PSU will not work or Turn on if nothing is connected to it. You either need a motherboard connected or a PSU tester. If you would like to make sure the PSU atleast turns on before connecting to the motherboard you can use a paper click and shot pins 15 & 16. Pin 16 should be a Green wire.

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    Default Re: Brand new PSU on HTPC build in sig FUBAR

    lol lot of fast action on this post, must be a slow night.
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    Default Re: Brand new PSU on HTPC build in sig FUBAR

    kick, it's an older mobo with a new psu, ram, cpu, case etc. When I bought the Z68 mobo I decided to use my P67 for a HTPC.
    But, like I say even the fan wouldn't turn on, no sound , no anything with it outside the case and plugged in. Anyway got it boxed up to ship and I'll wait for Newegg to RMA it and I'll try again. Since the build is going nowhere without a psu anyway, I won't bother to check the mobo, etc until the new psu gets here.
    I had 2 sticks RAM & the GPU plugged in at the time I tried to turn it on so even though I know it's unlikely I just hope no components got damaged. We'll see eventually.

    I didn't even plug in the front panel HD audio header as I can't decipher if Antec's wiring is the same as the header on the mobo.
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    Default Re: Brand new PSU on HTPC build in sig FUBAR

    Heh ok .. but did you test the psu on its own, not plugged into the board..like ace/me or mains fuse like Wazza?
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    Default Re: Brand new PSU on HTPC build in sig FUBAR

    OK, I got it unboxed, checking now.
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