Solved Replace Bad PSU that keeps blowing its fuse

December 1, 2011 at 08:53:23
Specs: Win 98, 1
I have a bad PSU and looking to replace it with something a little newer for a older computer that still works ok. My old PSU is a "Turbolink" Model ATX-320 and the case says 2.03. This is running on a ASUS A7V266 main board.

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#1
December 1, 2011 at 09:30:22
Continually blowing fuses = overload or circuit fault. The last time I changed to a higher capacity power supply the bad part blew.

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#2
December 1, 2011 at 11:13:44
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Turbolink is not a good brand. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. Is it a standard ATX unit or microATX? 20-pin main ATX plug? You should be able to find something decent for $25-40, IF you know what to look for. There's a LOT of garbage out there, especially in that price range, so make sure you do your homework.

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#3
December 1, 2011 at 11:48:50
If the power supply keeps blowing it's fuse, it could be something else in the pc causing that to happen.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#4
December 2, 2011 at 09:18:49
Wizzard-Fred, Thank you for the reply. I never thought that if I replaced with a new one of more power, that it could blow/burn something else. I would be interested in how to look for anything else that could be weak inside computer and if you would be so kind to reply back.

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#5
December 2, 2011 at 09:27:11
Clive_Pearce, Thank you for your reply. It is good to know that on this site I received good and quick replays to my questions.

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#6
December 2, 2011 at 09:58:08
Rider, Thank you for your reply. I know have a better idea of what that PSU was. I went back to see what the main plug to the board was and again you were right, I counted 20-pins. I looked at the other plugs coming out of the PSU and I have 4- 1"wide plugs with 4-holes each and 1-1/2" wide with 4-holes. I think these all a called "Female" type. My computer case is over 21" tall. I would appreciate more suggestions from you as to where to look and for whatever else to do.

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#7
December 2, 2011 at 12:25:02
I googled, & found a picture on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TurboLink-A...

It looks like a standard atx power supply I suppose 320W. The only way, I can think of, is to try a good psu. to see if it still blows fuses.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#8
December 2, 2011 at 13:16:55
Very difficult to find an intermittent component, Depends on how often and when the fuse blows. Check for discolored components and traces. Disconnect unused options one at a time.

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#9
December 6, 2011 at 20:28:56
wizard-fred, Thanks. I now have an idea of what to look for that might be something else that is at fault and not the power supply. I think I can solve the problem from here. Thank you again!!!

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#10
December 6, 2011 at 20:37:21
clive_pearce Thanks. That looks much like the one I have and looks like all the same ends also. I never gave a thought of Ebay. I will probably go that direction unless I find something else that might also be causing the problem. Good Bye and thanks again.

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