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A PSU for your computer must fit your mainboard. According to the documentation on your MB you have to connect this ATX_12V connector. Otherwise the computer will not start.


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Personally, I'd use a 12V:120VAC inverter and the power supply the AP came with. Your chances of getting decent and trouble-free life will increase exponentially with the distance from the horribly transient-prone automotive electrical system. I know how to make it reliable, and it is not worth it for a one-off.


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Most devices operate internally on a 5V or 3.3V power supply. Often either a linear or switching regulator steps down the voltage to these levels. Both have a certain maximum input voltage. When a device requires a certain AC voltage, it's rectified internally no matter what type of regulator is used. As long as this rectified voltage is below the maximum ...


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No The output voltage of the laptop power adapter is too far from the router's input voltage. If the router is designed to take 12 V, a safe input voltage range would likely be 11.4–12.6 V (12 V ± 5%). 15 V is too high and will likely damage the router or greatly shorten its operating life. Furthermore, the automotive ...


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The main issue in using car or boat power is transients voltage that are producing by the ignition pulses, the battery disconnections, the switch-off of high power devices (i.e lights)...Modern cars are equiped with central transient suppressor device in order to protect sensitive equipment like controllers etc. Cigaret lighter it is a simple resistor and ...


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Immediately stop using the PC ! In my experience, Corsair makes good quality power supplies and often provide a lengthy warranty period. However, eventually all electronics fail. As the problem occured after cleaning the device with compressed air, the most likely scenarios are: dust accumulated on some place below the circuit board, perhaps became damp ...


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The R9 270 uses 150W of power. I don't know what other equipment you have in your computer, but it doesn't sound like you will have sufficient power. I recommend at least a 500W PSU for an otherwise standard PC build. If you're not sure how much your computer consumes, try to virtually build the system on http://pcpartpicker.com (including all disks, fans, ...


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The most common cause of high-pitch audible noise is something loosely known as coil noise. Specifically, it's a vibrating toroidal inductor. As you can see in the picture below, they commonly apply glue at the factory to dampen the vibration. It is harmless to the electronics, but annoying to people and animals. To answer your question, it's not ...


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The 6-pin PCI-E connector on your graphic card has the following pinout # ----- |o o o| |+ +| ----- where o is GND and + is +12V, see e.g. http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/psu/116 So, no 5V line is necessary and your adapter is fine. Check out this adapter, where the manufacturer used sensible wire colors:


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A key test I use for Power Supllies: First and easiest, get a multimeter and read the volts out from the power supply. Put the negative lead in any ground on the PSU. Then move the red or positive lead from rail to rail. Do this with the machine on. The most common issue that I see is wild variation on the 3.3v rail. When I can watch a rail vary from ...


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Laptops don't have an equal level of performance as a high end PC. Even high-end laptops generally use different CPUs, different memory, different GPUs, fewer drives, and so on. High-end laptops have larger power supplies, close to the size of desktop power supplies.


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I suspect that the switch has come unplugged from the mother board, during the move. If so you need to push it back in. However you can do your computer serious damage by touching the insides. You need anti-static equipment, (some people will tell you they never use this, and never had a problem. This is because the problem ussualy comes about a year ...


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Red is +5V, yellow is +12V, black are both grounds (the one on the red side is for the 5V, the one on the yellow side is for the 12V but I'm pretty sure you can use both of them). Here's the exact pinout, just for reference : So if your LED strip uses 12V, then cut its power cable, insert the ground wire into one of the ground pins (the two at the ...


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It is very much possible, the hard drive can be powered seperately and connected to an android device by using a hub like the following : http://www.vantecusa.com/en/product/view_detail/586 You need an OTG cable for the device aswell, whivh you van get at any local store for a couple of dollars.


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Remove your battery. Otherwise the power will still be applied.


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On the Gigabyte page they state that that GPU requires a 500W PSU with two 6-pin external power connectors. The PSU you link to is only 430W and only has one 6-pin external power connector. Look for PSU with at least 500W and with two 6-pin external power connectors


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I would check your case, the fact that it will turn on and off by tilting the case to me screams that there might be an issue with the power switch. Unless you've changed the case in the last 4 years, it could be just general wear and tear, if you have spare case I would try moving things into that, or buy a cheap replacement to experiment with. Edit: or a ...


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My prime suspect here would be the PSU. I'm thinking there's something that's a bit loose and is moving due to heat. When you tip the case it falls back into place and the machine works again. While I see Sam's point I disagree--because the power switch is only a temporary contact anyway. If it fails open nothing happens.


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I'd start by shorting the green and black wire on your 20/24 volt connector. If the fan turns on 'it works'. If it doesn't, throw it out. Nice thing there is all you need is a paperclip and a powersource. If the fan doesn't turn on, don't even bother, its not worth salvaging. Its a good idea to have a load for long term use, or to wire up a switch between ...



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