Is there a way to test your case?

By Norak ยท 5 replies
Jul 9, 2005
  1. Ok, here is the situation. I bought a cool looking Black Warrior case today, because it was on sale.
    I don't have any other parts for the PC I am building, because I am saving up for them.
    I was wondering, is there a way to check whether my power supply works without having a motherboard.
    Some people I was talking to said to short-out the power button by using a paper clip, but I don't want to risk it.
    Any suggestions?
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    just to check if the power supply works?

    There are some kits out there, I'm sure I've seen some produced by Antec, but I don't think you'd want to spend more money to check if your power supply works.

    Other than that, I think you can just unplug one of your comps and plug this one in just to check.

    Not sure if there's any other way. Other people may have some ideas.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11


    Just short the green wire and any ground (black) wire and it should turn on.
  4. 1000cc

    1000cc TS Rookie Posts: 70

    thats fine but try hooking a fan to the PSU they dont like to be turn on with out a load.
  5. GibsonSlinger

    GibsonSlinger TS Rookie

    theres is a fan on the PSU so wouldnt you just need to plug it in and watch the fan?
  6. 1000cc

    1000cc TS Rookie Posts: 70

    NO you must jump the psu as the article tells you becouse the mother board is the one who turns the PSU on. not the silly switch.
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