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It's a 350 watt PS. When I plug it in, and it's not connected to anything it doesn't seem to fire up. Shouldn't the fan turn on even though it is not connected to any computer peripherals? I hooked it up first to a computer and it didn't fire up the computer, but then there is a possibility the MB is fried. However, I'm not sure about this. The computer went out in a storm, there was odor, but the MB doesn't have any burn spots anywhere. Thoughts on this would be appreciated.
Thanks, BuddyB

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No, a power supply will not turn on unless it is conected to a functioning motherboard. It is very possible that your motherboard could be damaged. They rarely show visual signs.

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That is exactly what I was afraid of. Thanks for your input.
BuddyB

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You may try to ground the green wire with the black wire of your PSU, if the fan of the PSU turns on then the PSU is ok.

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With lightening strikes most system motherboards and ram fries! This is one for the insurance company I am afraid.

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It's a 350 watt PS. When I plug it in, and it's not connected to anything it doesn't seem to fire up. Shouldn't the fan turn on even though it is not connected to any computer peripherals? I hooked it up first to a computer and it didn't fire up the computer, but then there is a possibility the MB is fried. However, I'm not sure about this. The computer went out in a storm, there was odor, but the MB doesn't have any burn spots anywhere. Thoughts on this would be appreciated.
Thanks, BuddyB

U must connect the mobo with the PS, otherwise the MObo will not start working. So at least connect the big 22/24 something to Ur mobo.
here is a link, that may be help U. The Mobo must reckonice, that there is a power supply to switch on.
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/15751-info-can-i-use-two-power.html

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