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03-30-2012 06:15 AM - edited 03-30-2012 06:20 AM
I am working for a company with a rather large desktop/laptop deployment infrastructure - and its only growing.
We are often finding the need to repair - specifically for units that are close to their expiry date.
In order to the inital triage on the systems, and to avoid wasting time on the support chat or over the phone, we prefer to have everything tested and ready to go so that we can just order the parts we need and get the units re-deployed as quickly as possible.
For this reason, we are looking into investing in a power supply tester in order to verify if the power supply may be causing issues on systems, prior to re-imaging and such. I'm only talking about Desktops at this time.
The issue I am running into, is that most power supply testers seem to only support 20 and 24 pin connectors... yet the power supplies I've been seeing in units such as the dc6200 SFF are these small 6 pin connectors.
Will these off the shelf testers work on these desktops, or do I need to look at something more specialised?
03-30-2012 05:46 PM - edited 03-30-2012 05:46 PM
HP and Compaq in some systems use propriety power supplies with non standard ATX connectors.
You might try E-Bay and see if there is something that fits your needs.
The Thermotake power supply testers are excellent for most standard ATX power supplies. You might need more than one tester for your tool kit.