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    HP Power Supplies

    I guess you could call this a general information question since I don't yet know the specific model number of the machine. I have a friend who thinks the power supply in her HP tower has gone dead and I'm working "sight unseen" with her to check a few things to be sure. But, she's savvy enough to take out the old and go to a local store to buy a replacement. A few years ago, we had a particular line of Gateway PCs at work that had a non-standard power supply, not in size but in WIRING of the harness that connects to the mobo. Does anyone know whether HP does anything like that so I could tell her to check it out? (I've never had the covers off an HP computer)

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    Re: HP Power Supplies

    Best thing to do is call PC Power and Cooling (http://www.pcpowercooling.com), 1 800 722 6555..

    Do NOT buy power supply in local store as those are likely the poorly made generics.

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    Re: HP Power Supplies

    <hr>...Do NOT buy power supply in local store as those are likely the poorly made generics...<hr>
    I can see why you didn't name names in that statement! I bet you'd make some lawyer somewhere very happy!

    It so happens, I've bought a number of "BRAND NAME" power supplies in more than one local store right here in good ol' Lexington, Kentucky. Pretty broad-brush commentary on your part. I do appreciate the link however and will check it out, once I learn the specific model number of her machine.

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    Re: HP Power Supplies

    Only certain brand names are worth buying, and they are less expensive if purchased online.

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    Re: HP Power Supplies

    In addition to the fact that you didn't make any attempt to answer my HP specific question, I can't imagine how you can make such wild statements like that! Name Names, would you please, if you feel so positive about your facts. Otherwise, would you please step aside from this thread and let me see if someone has anything to say about my original question. I don't want to be in a ######in' contest with you in two threads in one day.....

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    Re: HP Power Supplies

    Al, it would appear HP does have some proprietary connections this link would certainly indicate this is true and seems to give some indication what to look for.

    p.s. reason number 872 why I wish the search facility worked (I could easily find the referred to p***ing match) <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>

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    Re: HP Power Supplies

    I wouldn't have thought there was a need to have a row about this! <img src=/S/hugs.gif border=0 alt=hugs width=41 height=25>

    In general, with some exceptions, "you gets what you pays for", and my view about Power Supplies is that you probably want to spend the money to get a <big>quiet</big> one (oh, sorry, a quiet one!). I have a 2
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: HP Power Supplies

    Hey Sarge. Since I don't know which HP System I can't say for sure, but I have repaired several and they were all regular Power Supply Connections. Have not run across one yet that was not the normal AT, ATX or ATX12V connections. Of course thats not to say they can't have some weird Connections that I just haven't had the pleasure of running across. <img src=/S/alien.gif border=0 alt=alien width=14 height=15> As for where to purchase. I guess it's all in what she wants. I have never really had a problem with the Local Store that I use. They have some that are quite and some that are not so quite. Of course if I could hook up some VHines pipes to my System I would have it sounden like my Harley. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

    <hr>Do NOT buy power supply in local store as those are likely the poorly made generics<hr>

    What store have you been shoppen at? Wallmart!

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