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Basic PSU question

pinksantana
  • 65 months ago

If you plug a PSU in and turn the switch to on, it should start up (fans spin, it gives power to everything that's plugged to it), right? Getting conflicting reports from numerous forums I've looked at.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 4 points

No, the PSU will only turn on when you power up the whole system. The PSU switch does need to be in the "on" position, though.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Jacob is right. Once you turn the PSU in the on position, the components are only in the closed circuit, in a "stand-by" mode. Only when you power-up the system it will start to work.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

As previously stated, it will not turn on by flipping the switch. You can force it on however, by tripping the green and black wire on the main ATX motherboard conector

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

If you don't trust yourself using a wire or paper clip, they sell little plugs you connect to the psu cable which does this for you. Super cheap too.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

No. It is in stand by mod. Like how the computer will not be on all the time until you take the plug out.

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