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Old 09-02-2008, 09:41 AM   #1
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gutless even for a 250!
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:46 AM   #2
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Seems to have been running for a while. Did it fail, or did you just pull it? Those output caps are TINY!
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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I actually had one of these under the generic brand of "PRO POWER". It had CapXon capacitors in it, and I did use it to power and AMD K6-2 450MHz computer a long time ago while I was waiting for a better power supply to come.

It failed later in that AMD K6-2 450MHz computer with a loud pop, the fan outlet was also lit up for a second. It turns out to be a blown fuse. I didn't bother repairing it, since it was so crappy. The computer luckily survived, and the better power supply (an AOpen 250W PSU) came soon after. I still have this power supply in its dead state in my junk bin.

I don't know who manufactured this power supply, since it had no certifications (UL, CSA, etc.) on the label. Probably a drunk 20 year-old designed it, because it is worse than your typical DEER/L&C/Allied power supply.

A small computer store I know of sells a Pro Power 450W power supply with the 24-pin ATX motherboard connector along with P4 and SATA support, but I wouldn't buy it as I have not had a good experience with Pro Power (whatever they are). Probably its just this crap power supply with the 24-pin ATX motherboard connector, P4 +12V connector, SATA connector, and a 450W label!
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:28 AM   #4
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came from a system another shop trashed.
had a asus p4c800 deluxe board in it.
and they wondered why the system wont post!
note lack of p4 +12 .
board is fine as is the 2 gigs of ram and p4 3.2 proc.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:44 PM   #5
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came from a system another shop trashed.
had a asus p4c800 deluxe board in it.
and they wondered why the system wont post!
note lack of p4 +12 .
board is fine as is the 2 gigs of ram and p4 3.2 proc.
i love getting castoffs from dumbasses!
That would be a great system as a backup computer or to give to a friend or relative to use.

Even if that PSU had a P4 +12V connector, probably that PSU wouldn't last long and kill the whole computer when it fails.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:25 PM   #6
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I've an old portable radio made in HK in early '70s with bigger caps than those secondaries. My old 200W AT psu is beefier too.

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Old 09-02-2008, 09:21 PM   #7
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Looks like it has all the colors in the rainbow. Colors are something noobs die for..lol
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