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Old 03-27-2007, 03:13 PM   #1
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How would you set up a power supply to be used without turning on a computer? Say I just wanted to plug in lights / fans to test them or just run freely without a computer, how would I do this?
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rig up a seperate power switch just like the one on the front of your pc to the correct pins on the psu this will power it up
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i think he wants exactly how, like the exact pins and wire colors, cause i would like to know as well
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Yeah, I have no clue how to do that, if there is any easier way that would be great but if not how would also be nice, like what to do?
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How would you set up a power supply to be used without turning on a computer? Say I just wanted to plug in lights / fans to test them or just run freely without a computer, how would I do this?
Green pin to black pin
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:11 PM   #6
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Short the green wire with the black wire next to it.
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:40 PM   #7
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any black one will do because all black colors are ground and for a switch volts wont matter and BTW its on the main motherboard connecter if you didnt know already
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Here's a diagram if you need it: http://www.pcpower.com/support/ATX_troubleshoot.htm
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All I need to do is stick a paper clip in those two holes and it'll work without a computer?
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ya cause that will complete the circuit and turn the psu on
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