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my dad has been having computer issues... and i never guessed that it was the power supply being the problem. well, it turns out that the fan got deformed and would not turn, which caused the supply to overheat, and in turn, transistors melted and a bunch of fun stuff liek that. somehow it still ran tho.

anyways, my question is this. the mother board has a 6 pin auxpwr connector. its not a standard connection, but it was present on many early p4 mainboards. we bought a new power supply, but it doesn't have this ocnnection, and we also learned that most new power supplies don't have this connector. is it imperitive that i have a power supply with this connector to plug into the main board?:4-dontkno

i hope this makes sense, i've got a lot of stuff on my plate including this new problem so im pressed for time.

Jon
 

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Jon:


I had a similar problem with a system I was working on not long ago,

I cut off the 6 pin connector off the old PSU then I dismantled some of the peripherial connectors of the new PSU taking care to match the collors to the pin assignments.

if you look carefully at the back of the connector of the old PSU you will see the connector pins are barbed if you take a BIC ballpoint pen apart you can use the tube of the pen >>>> push the pen tube onto the connector that action will release the barbs and allow you to remove the old wired from the connector >>>> or you can use a soldering gun and just make splices ????
 

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another solution is to contact your new PSU maker Antec has made adapters for me for $15.00 each to use with their units ????
 

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thanks for the input

My dad actually ended up coming to the same conclusion of splicing and soldering the cables.. he's an electrician, so he knows kinda what he's doin haah.

thanks again
 
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