> ken_yap;2292376 Wrote:
>> Usually I check by borrowing a PSU from another machine. It’s not too
>> hard, you only have to remove the 4 screws holding it to the case and
>> disconnect a few power connectors, all of which are keyed and impossible
>> to plug in the wrong way. There may be some subtleties whether you have
>> a 20 pin or 24 pin connector though.
> I may simply roll the dice and buy a new power supply unit (PSU) to
> avoid the risk of injury. … let explain …
> The PC I have with a PSU that I could try is my older athlon-1100. We
> have the PC neatly located under the desk connected to a hardware KVM.
> To remove it requires crawling under the desk, disconnecting all the
> connectors, and then pulling the athlon-1100 PC out. But I’m not young
> any more, and crawling under the desk is murder on my back (which is
> still sore from pulling out the dead athlon-2800). Then once the
> athlon-1100 PC is out and open, disconnecting the power connectors and
> removing all my wife’s carefully made tie wraps (as we put this old
> athlon-1100 together ourselves). Then when the test is over, doing all
> the above again in reverse and crawling back under the desk. Plus all
> the cables under the desk then need to be neatly re-arranged again which
> require one twist and move about in a confined space.
> That reads like a lot of pain …
> The athlon-1100 was the last PC my wife and I put together, and the
> main reason it was the last is both of us found the connector part of
> the assembly (trying to wrap the wires so they were neatly located
> inside the PC while still provide superb access for one’s hands to do
> various upgrades … etc … ) the most annoying part of the assembly.
> We told ourselves afterward, never again. We would rather pay someone 50
> euros to assemble a PC for us than do that again. … Well when I look
> at the price of a new PSU and the less expensive ones cost around 50
> Now if I could only find that legendary fountain of youth, I might be
> able to reconsider my approach to this.
I don’t even try to crawl under anymore. If I have to get into the
spagetthi pile behind/under the desk, I move enough junk from in front of
the desk that I can slide the whole desk out 3 feet or so and walk behind
it. Cables run off the back of the desk - feed holes are a no-no.
It also helps that the wife refuses to enter the cave…