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Can the PSU paperclip test work with colored paper clips?

MutatedGrapes
  • 26 months ago

I'm attempting to test my PSU, using the classic paper clip test but the only paper clips I have arent the metal ones, but the Colored ones (I'm pretty sure they are just metal coated in some layer of something)

Nothings turning on with it, so I'm being optimistic instead of assuming its Faulty.

I swear my friends always seem to have PSU problems, How rare is a defecive PSU?

-EDIT-

I used a strip of copper, it worked. thanks!

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Paint or plastic coating or whatever it is, is not going to conduct electricity. So no, try to find something else.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe you can scrape off the coating? or a metal coat hanger?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

How rare is a defecive PSU?

Based on my experiences, very. I have only ever had one PSU that was completely DOA out of the box.

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