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Wierd lil' PSU

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Nyrlath

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Jan 5, 2002
I have a powersupply that I need to replace, but its not like one I have ever seen before. Its from a tiny flex-ATX machine I believe ( I dont have the original machine, but Ive seen it. Its tiny). THe PSU says PC100 Switching Power model PC100.
Its only has one connection coming out of it, which is a 6 pin (2 x 3) that goes onto the motherboard. I need to try and replace but I dont know what it is. Any ideas?

(it makes a funny high pitch noise, and machine wont 'do anything' but turn on, just sits, no power to drives etc. So Im hoping its bad)
 

Hotsauce

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Hi Nyrlath,

I've never seen the psu themselves for sale. However directron has the flex cases with a psu for $49, you might be able to talk them out of a psu though.

Click here :D
 

RnPgrosz

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Since flex-atx is a different form factor does it use a different psu connector on the mobo?
 

Kingslayer

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No, it usually uses the same connector for the motherboard. It's just in a smaller package. They were popular in EMachines and the space saving Compaqs and HP's.

Don't even try finding one with a ton of wattage, that aint gonna happen.
 
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Nyrlath

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Thanks for the info guys, I dont need one with a ton of wattage, I just need to get this little pos up and running again. But the wierd thing is that the flex atx seems to have the same connector as regular ATX. So what the hell is with this ones wierd 6 pin deal, Im totally in the dark here.
 
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Nyrlath

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EDIT: I found out what it is, its a Book PC powersupply.

Thanks
 
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Captain Slug

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Oh yes, and the 2 x 3 connector that you are referring to is for VERY low consumption systems. All NLX standard power supplies have them and if you scroll down to article 4.6 of the following document it will explain that...

nlxps11.pdf
 

locusta

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if such amount of power is enough for you, you can replace fan. You can search something from Panflow to ensure less whine from fan. All flex ATX stock fans are small and usually very noisy...