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Topic # 114889 6-Mar-2013 13:28
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Hi all,

I have an old Dell Studio Slim desktop. The power supply has crapped out on me. I took it to the local shop and they confirmed it was dead but unfortunately they didn't have a replacement due to the unusual slim design.

It's an AC Bel PC7068.

I rang Dell and they said they had one left in stock, but it'll take 7-10 working days to arrive, and if it goes out of stock, I'd have to wait 6-8 weeks before they get another shipment.

I work from home (design and photography), so I really can't wait that long.

Is there some other brand that is currently sold in shops here? Can I get this one repaired?

I need a new, compatible power supply ASAP! Please help!


Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 775655 6-Mar-2013 13:34
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Can't sit a standard PSU outside the case (as a short term solution)?

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  Reply # 775656 6-Mar-2013 13:34
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Not the best solution but perhaps just get a standard ATX power supply and connect it up to the PC but leave it sitting out of the case.
At least that will get you working again until you can source the correct PSU. :)

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  Reply # 775657 6-Mar-2013 13:35
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I could try that.

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  Reply # 775659 6-Mar-2013 13:36
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Also a quick search shows you can pick those up on eBay pretty cheap.  So once you have an interim, might be cheaper than buying from Dell ;)



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  Reply # 775661 6-Mar-2013 13:40
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Yeah. I saw they were cheap on eBay. Hopefully they'll ship to NZ.



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  Reply # 775667 6-Mar-2013 13:52
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OK so Dick Smith no longer sell desktop power supplies. Anyone got any suggestions for a cheap one I can ge as my interim one? Will I need to worry about pins and such or should they all be more or less compatible connector-wise?

Anyone know if this would do as a replacement? http://www.wiseguys.co.nz/shuttle-pc41j-250w-psu-for-sg41j1-series-sg41j4-161811

It's quite difficult to shop go spare parts via a tiny iPhone screen.

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  Reply # 775668 6-Mar-2013 13:54
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Probably easier and cheaper to put all the Dell parts into a standard ATX case and PSU...

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  Reply # 775676 6-Mar-2013 14:03
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This isn't helpful now, but if you MUST work then having a spare computer is important, even if it's a lower powered laptop.




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  Reply # 775677 6-Mar-2013 14:10
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pukunui: OK so Dick Smith no longer sell desktop power supplies. Anyone got any suggestions for a cheap one I can ge as my interim one? Will I need to worry about pins and such or should they all be more or less compatible connector-wise?

Anyone know if this would do as a replacement? http://www.wiseguys.co.nz/shuttle-pc41j-250w-psu-for-sg41j1-series-sg41j4-161811

It's quite difficult to shop go spare parts via a tiny iPhone screen.


No need to spend that much plus that's a Shuttle PSU so the cables will be really short.

This one should be fine:







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  Reply # 775681 6-Mar-2013 14:24
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Tim: I used to have a laptop, but it died a year ago or so and I haven't been able to afford to replace it.

Cyabro: Thanks. I'll see if I can get one of those.

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  Reply # 775711 6-Mar-2013 15:10
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Try ascent.co.nz



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  Reply # 775802 6-Mar-2013 17:50
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OK, I'm back in business. I went to PB Tech in Henderson and bought that Coolermaster for $45. It has to sit outside the case, but it seems to be doing the job. Plus it's super quiet, which is nice.

How big a deal is it for the psu to be outside the case? Could I potentially leave it there indefinitely, or should this definitely just be a short-term thing?

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  Reply # 775914 6-Mar-2013 21:26
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Seems dangerous to me. Perhaps just get a better case and keep the same internals.




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  Reply # 775937 6-Mar-2013 22:00
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Dangerous how?

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  Reply # 775949 6-Mar-2013 22:16
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It shouldnt be dangerous, as the metal case of the power supply is earthed. If you think about it, normally the metal case of a power supply is attached to the metal case of the computer case - so if there was some mysterious hazard from touching the outside of power supply, then the same hazard would conduct to the computer case - and when's the last time that you heard of someone getting zapped from touching a computer case?

My only concern with that setup would be dust - going into the power supply if its resting on carpet.

Its an ugly setup, but if it works for you then fine

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