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Old 02-19-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Facts: PC power supplies have fuses (at least most of them do). I just took one apart and confirmed it. I've changed them before, but not for a long time. [BTW, before anybody brings up the safety issue about opening power supplies, I've got an electrician's license and know what I'm doing.] Power supplies are too cheap. That being said, you can't light up an LED or run a fan through a blown fuse.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Meeami
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Yup, I never said that was his problem, just not to clown someone for saying they dont have a fuse, when they at least can. I just opened up one here too, and it has one. OP, look into changing the power supply, or borrowing a power supply tester.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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PS fuses are not a field serviceable component. If the PS is toast, the recommended and typically the only resolution is replacement of the power supply, which is considered a FRU.

So tell me who here has successfully replaced a soldered fuse in a power supply, and actually repaired the power supply in the process.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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PS fuses are not a field serviceable component. If the PS is toast, the recommended and typically the only resolution is replacement of the power supply, which is considered a FRU.

So tell me who here has successfully replaced a soldered fuse in a power supply, and actually repaired the power supply in the process.
I have; many years ago. My guess is that a power surge blew the fuse. Normally, a blown fuse is an indication that there is another, more serious problem.

I've saved a few old power supplies in order to salvage the fans since that is a part that fails more often than most other parts do to the fact that it has moving parts.
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