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    Hi guys,

    I've rescued an old server from my garage, got it all working, but was a bit temprimental, in that required a few goes at switching it on before it finally went for it, i.e. I had to switch the main switch off at the back a few times, with the main fan just twitching then eventually it started.

    well this eve had a power cut and it went off, i know it's not surged as everything is surge protected, but seems even when I switch the switch at the back, the main fan doesnt even twitch now.

    I volt metered the main switch at the front and it def has 12v's going through it, but the thing wont switch on..

    Thinking it could be a w#nk PSU, but thought i'd try see if anyone else has any advice.

    Cheers

  • #2
    Re: Poss fault PSU

    If the fan in the PSU doesnt spin, get a new one. Cheaper/easier than troubleshooting and fixing it.

    Also get a UPS or at least a surge protector.

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    • #3
      Re: Poss fault PSU

      Why not test your PSU voltages

      http://www.ochardware.com/articles/psuvolt/psuvolt.html

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      • #4
        Re: Poss fault PSU

        How is this an SBS question? Moved to Misc Forum.

        Does this old server have an AT or an ATX power supply?
        1 1 was a racehorse.
        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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        • #5
          Re: Poss fault PSU

          Put it in the SBS, as it was an old SBS server, wasnt too sure to be honest.

          Think i'll get a new psu, and report back.

          Cheers for moving

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          • #6
            Re: Poss fault PSU

            Originally posted by an0key View Post
            Put it in the SBS, as it was an old SBS server, wasnt too sure to be honest.

            Think i'll get a new psu, and report back.

            Cheers for moving
            Why not test the one you have first

            What size is it??

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            • #7
              Re: Poss fault PSU

              Why not test the one you have first
              As you've got a multimeter it seems like the most logical step, might save yourself a couple of $$$$

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              • #8
                Re: Poss fault PSU

                Yup, did the volt test, and dead as a dodo, so got a new one 15.00 to fix, was a bit pricy as went to the shop to get it, as couldnt be bothered to wait for delivery lol..

                Cheers all

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                • #9
                  Re: Poss fault PSU

                  Originally posted by an0key View Post
                  Yup, did the volt test, and dead as a dodo, so got a new one 15.00 to fix, was a bit pricy as went to the shop to get it, as couldnt be bothered to wait for delivery lol..

                  Cheers all
                  Excellent.

                  Thanks for posting back

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