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« on: December 04, 2004, 05:45:55 PM »

I have a old PSU and now you should never open it up and take am peek but I have before and want to know before I throw it away if there is anything I can salvage? Even if is just a couiple of bits or the whole lot I dont mind! Thanks in advance!

PS its a old old OEM 215W (lol, thats really **** I know, but it did serve its purpose!)
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2004, 08:28:30 PM »

There are mostly just some random components in there, but you will be able to retrieve the fan.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2004, 08:35:20 PM »

i say get the fan and the power switch and maybe the wires.  Atleast those wont be bad.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2004, 10:38:06 PM »

You might want the plug if you have watercooling or something that plugs in outside....
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2004, 11:23:08 PM »

you could also salvage the sheet metal to use in making a custom fan grill.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2004, 11:29:37 PM »

umm.....u are saving all these parts why dont u just keep the entire psu.
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2004, 12:31:06 AM »

well, you could do all that, but here is a tip. get a plastic handled screwdriver and a grounded extention cord. cut the end off the extention cord, strip it, cap the two live ends off either by stripping those parts all the way down to the plug, or caping them, then attach the ground lead to the screwdriver (the stronger the better). Now, insulate all but the tip of the screw driver, plug the sucker in, and start discharging those deadly caps! (you wont thank yourself later, because if you had any reason to, youd be dead)
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2004, 09:00:27 AM »

Quote from: Firespark
well, you could do all that, but here is a tip. get a plastic handled screwdriver and a grounded extention cord. cut the end off the extention cord, strip it, cap the two live ends off either by stripping those parts all the way down to the plug, or caping them, then attach the ground lead to the screwdriver (the stronger the better). Now, insulate all but the tip of the screw driver, plug the sucker in, and start discharging those deadly caps! (you wont thank yourself later, because if you had any reason to, youd be dead)


 :lol:  I think I'll give that a pass...

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There are mostly just some random components in there, but you will be able to retrieve the fan.


I was going to do that becuase it always seemed like a nice, quality fan! Shame about the rest of the heap of crap!  ;) To make it  be accepted by the other fans I suppose I will have to put a couple of blue LEDs into it!

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i say get the fan and the power switch and maybe the wires. Atleast those wont be bad.


Yeah, I will definitely take the switch and the wires. They are always nice quality to.

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You might want the plug if you have watercooling or something that plugs in outside....


I may not have watercooling but I have a kettle!!  :lol:

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you could also salvage the sheet metal to use in making a custom fan grill.


Perhaps not for the fan grill, I have a better idea...

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umm.....u are saving all these parts why dont u just keep the entire psu.


Good question but I dont have a clue really, probably becuase I have a bettter one now, but if I do save it and do the 2 PSU mod I will keep you all updated!!

We have got through most the PSU now so is there anymore?
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2004, 12:07:18 PM »

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 :lol:  I think I'll give that a pass...


The idea was for safety. If you do end up touching one of those caps, it could be a desaster (they hold their juice for a goooooooood long time after the psu has been unpluged)
in fact, i got the trick from a tutorial on how to safely mod a monitor. that is how you discharge the anode on the CRT
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2004, 01:21:21 PM »

or perhaps you could do something to the effect of:

Computer in a PSU
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