ATX Switching Power Supply

Introduction to ATX Switching Power Supply Products

ATX switching power supply products are losing popularity and fast. Many people find that they are in need of something that serves this use, but the problem is a big one. Many people find that they have a lot of issues when it comes to keeping their ATX switching power supply up and running. They tend to have a lot of problems and they often break down and then the owner is left trying to either figure it out on their own or left to ask a friend of professional to take a look at it.

ATX Switching Power Supply

Problems with an ATX Switching Power Supply Can Cause other Problems

One of the biggest things that tend to bother users when it comes to an ATX switching power supply is that they can display symptoms that may lead you to think that there are other problems that you need to look at. For instance if you have an ATX switching power supply that is going bad or not working right then you could see it show up as a problem with your graphics card or even hard drive.

This can make it hard for people to be able to actually tell when it's the ATX switching power supply or the hard drive or graphics card. This has sent many people into a very frustrated state and even had them replace something that didn't need to be replaced at all. The good news is that there are some tests that you can run to check to see what the problem really is.

How to Perform the Test

You will need to take a paperclip and unfold it. Make sure that the computer is unplugged from any sources of electricity, then very carefully remove the side panel. You then need to find the ATX power connection that connects to the motherboard. Then you need to shift the power connector until you can see the points that plug into the motherboard. Next you need to look for the point that is connected to the green wire- there will only be one green wire. Then (this is the scary part) gently put the end of your paperclip into the connective socket. Then take the other end of the paperclip and put it into the green wire's socket.

After you do all this then you want to plug in the power supply. Watch and see if the fan starts to spin within the power supply. If it does spin then the ATX switching power supply isn't faulty and there isn't a problem with that. If the fan doesn't spin then you know that you will need a new power supply.

Are There Other Options?

Many people find that using an ATX switching power supply is just too much trouble, but there isn't really any other option that you can use that will yield the same results. So the best bet is to just try and make sure that keep a good eye on your computer and know what seems to be the problem, and if you experience any then make sure you take a good look at things.