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Old 09-04-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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Ok, so I want to use a PSU without plugging it into a mother board. I know I have to short out something, just not sure what.

It is a standard Atx connector, looks like this:



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Old 09-04-2007, 07:12 PM   #2
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Hope this helps

http://aphnetworks.com/tutorials/psu_paperclip_trick
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:16 PM   #3
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the green one and any black one on that connector ,
i was doing that today cos i was installing all my goods in a new case and i installed a standoff wrong and it was shorting ma mobo but i though my PSU was dead so what a better way to check
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Haha, well I did it! thanks a lot guys. Plus rep to all that helped.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:37 PM   #5
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I was a bit scared when i first did it that i was gonna get zapped but you cant get zapped so hey everyone is happy , unless your PSU is broke ,
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I am using it to power a couple of LED fans, and I am going to hang them up on a wall. It will be awesome, I am going to post pics later.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:39 PM   #7
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I have a project in mind involving a set of cold cathodes , i am gonna mount them on my monitor , i can get cheap sets at 2.99 a set and an old 145w psu happy days , might even do some led fans like you
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Or even better mount some sound activated Cold cathodes to my speakers
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yeah you have to connect 2 wires together on it right?? I did it before, and hooked that up to a car amp and car subs. it sounded nice!
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