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Wanted: Cheap PSU

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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months agoFeedback:84 Positive/0 Neutral/4 Negative
My dad's PC had a (wait for it) a 180w PSU! It came with the PC five years ago.

Now, after lots of moving and renovation, the PC isn't turning on. I think the crap PSU has finally bit the bullet.

I need a fairly cheap one. Does anyone have one they'd be willing to give or sell for cheap, or know a cheap one online?


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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months agoFeedback:84 Positive/0 Neutral/4 Negative

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i have an antec 580 watt in perfect working order, but id be looking for £35for it

and p.s you really dont wanna be buying a "cheap psu" in many peoples eyes its one of the most important components in a custom built pc
To be honest, it's not a custom built nor new PC. My own PC has a modular 650W in it, a lovely PSU.

But this is the spare PC that has lasted 6/7 years on a cheap generic 180W so I'm sure a fairly cheap PSU would more than suffice. I don't think I could even buy anything as crap as the one already in it even if I wanted to!!!
Go and get the cheapest one from any local pc shop. Posting will cost £4 so probably not worth selling if you are not able to collect.
To be honest, the problem is that I am flying out abroad tomorrow morning so don't have time. My mum is here though so can accept a delivery and my brother in law can fit it for my dad. But I don't have the time to physically go out and buy it!

Thanks though.
I've got a couple a cheap generic FSP GROUP ATX-250GT 250W saw one on ebay (http://*********.co.uk/FSP-GROUP-ATX-250GT-250W-ATX-POWER-SUPPLY_W0QQitemZ260375890106QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090312?IMSfp=TL090312126002r14768) go for around £30 delivered you can have mine for £23 delivered.

I've also got a hiper type R (480W) which you can have for £40 delivered. If you need pics let me know.
I mean cheap!

Can get a generic 450W one from Eclipse for £11!
I mean cheap!

Can get a generic 450W one from Eclipse for £11!

Doubt you'll get one delivered to you for much cheaper as it's the postage that's bumping up the price. Without postage i'd prob charge around £10 less than my prices above.

If you can get one locally for £11 you could just ask your brother -in-law to pic one up for you while your away.
Does it take AT or ATX PSU's?

Erm I'm not too sure. It has a three pin kettle lead port, says 230V on it, and screws into the casing with three screws. What would it be do you think?
Does it have one or two connectors on the motherboard?
You know what, I'm finding it tough to tell. There's wires everywhere and the case is really compact.

But the old PSU is a DPS-120AB, from a HP Pavilion 9715.

I'm not sure if I need a special type of PSU or if generic would do the job.
Sometimes with pre built machines the size of the psu is the major headache as they can be smaller. In this case it's usually more economical to just get a new case for it. 5 year old I would fairly positively say that it's going to be ATX tbh.
Yeah I think it's ATX though the size of it looks awkward. That said, a new case for this, well that should be fairly straight forward albeit time consuming. Would really prefer a cheap and quick fix!

Can I be certain that it's the PSU that's gone?

The PC just won't turn on. I've tried with different cables that do work definitely and different plug sockets but I'm getting nowhere, no life at all.
Try it with another power supply to test maybe. Can you use yours?

Also are there any lights on the motherboard at all? Could even be something as simple as a loose connection from the power button or something like that.

Unfortunately though there is no easy way to diagnose without a little testing. Unless you have a multi-meter and know what your'e doing with it I suppose. :)
I have a P3 PSU in the cellar if any good £8 inc
I have a P3 PSU in the cellar if any good £8 inc


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