Power supply issue

By metalronin
May 23, 2008
  1. Hello i recently tried to plug in a case fan and my power supply sputters or so it seems and doesnt kick on all the way it freaked me out so i unplugged it. the conector where the fan went in was a bit wierd to me like it was pushing the whole thing into the psu not just onto the pins i didnt think of this till after the sputtering but needless to say i think my psu is shorting or sumthing please help



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  2. johnlvs2run

    johnlvs2run TS Rookie Posts: 25

    I'd take out the power supply, open it up and see what it looks like inside.

    Make sure the fan is designed to fit with that particular power supply.
  3. metalronin

    metalronin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    i thought about that but isnt it dangerous to do that i heard the capacitor can hold a deadly charge long after being unplugged...also the fans connectors matched the slots in the psu marked "Peripherals" and the case said the fans should use those slots
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