Testing your power supply (PSU paperclip test)



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  • John R Shelton

    When they say "This will test the power supply"
    You think they mean PSU (Power Supply Unit)
    No they mean is there any power coming from the socket on the wall.
    Which can be easily checked by plunging a lamp, or any other device in.
    When I used the paper clip in pins 4 and 5 and turned on the fans worked
    Which according to them meant that the PSU was functioning properly.

    With the paper clip in it works.

    Take it out it stops working.

    The computer doesn't work, but the fan works fine.
    So I send the whole computer back to Cyberpower UK

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