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Old September 22nd 05, 09:41 PM
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A friend inherited a Compaq Presario 4409CL with dead power supply.

It looks like a standard ATX power supply. Inside the case we found
that the board is marked with Delta Electronics DPS-250KP-2B

Neither of us is a "power supply expert" so would appreciate any help.

Am thinking it would be most cost effective to get a 3rd party power
supply.

Had been told that Delta made reliable power supplies so am guessing
from what I have read so far that it was just too small.

Steven

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Old September 23rd 05, 12:47 AM
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With Delta, the 250 indicates a 250w capacity. If the form factor and the
electronic connectors fit the case, it does not matter whether the replacement
is a Compaq-original or another brand. What does matter is that the power
supply have at least the same wattage rating, and that it be a reliable one.

.... Ben Myers

On 22 Sep 2005 13:41:41 -0700, wrote:

A friend inherited a Compaq Presario 4409CL with dead power supply.

It looks like a standard ATX power supply. Inside the case we found
that the board is marked with Delta Electronics DPS-250KP-2B

Neither of us is a "power supply expert" so would appreciate any help.

Am thinking it would be most cost effective to get a 3rd party power
supply.

Had been told that Delta made reliable power supplies so am guessing
from what I have read so far that it was just too small.

Steven


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Old September 23rd 05, 04:16 PM
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Ben,

Thanks for the tip. Should add that the Delta is a Compaq OEM because
on the outside of the case is Compaq part # and spare #. Was suprised
it was a Delta because have read a lot of postings about dead Compaq
power supplies and was told that Delta made reliable power supplies.

Was told that some Compaq power supplies are proprietary so checked
this Delta power supply ATX connector and it was missing the #18 white
wire. Then checked the mainboard and printed next to the ATX connector
is "ATX Power Connector" and there is a #18 pin. Am wondering if
someone put in the "wrong power supply"?

Steven




Ben Myers wrote:
With Delta, the 250 indicates a 250w capacity. If the form factor and the
electronic connectors fit the case, it does not matter whether the replacement
is a Compaq-original or another brand. What does matter is that the power
supply have at least the same wattage rating, and that it be a reliable one.

... Ben Myers

On 22 Sep 2005 13:41:41 -0700, wrote:

A friend inherited a Compaq Presario 4409CL with dead power supply.

It looks like a standard ATX power supply. Inside the case we found
that the board is marked with Delta Electronics DPS-250KP-2B

Neither of us is a "power supply expert" so would appreciate any help.

Am thinking it would be most cost effective to get a 3rd party power
supply.

Had been told that Delta made reliable power supplies so am guessing
from what I have read so far that it was just too small.

Steven


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Old September 23rd 05, 05:23 PM
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Called Compaq parts for a price on a replacement power supply and found
out that you can only get the std not a larger one. Since the std 200W
one died am not too eager to drop in another one!

Am searching the power supply reviews and would be interested to hear
from anyone with suggestions.

Do any power supplies recover if they have been overloaded? If not it
may be cost effective to error on the large size.

Steven

 




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