Another reason why Dell sucks

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Thu Jan 10 17:46:51 2002

On Thu, 10 Jan 2002 wrote:

> Even though their Optiplex PCs seem to be standard ATX form factor, their
> power supply does not meet the standard. Putting in a generic ATX power
> supply will not work. Something about the wiring being changed slightly on
> the power plug. perhaps someone else has details about that.

The pinout is totally different, much more then a minor change. You can
make an adapter, but it looks like a rats-nest. Best way I've found to get
a replacement Dell supply is to buy a used one from a scrap dealer, or
from Dell (strangely, they do sell used ones.)

Received on Thu Jan 10 2002 - 17:46:51 GMT

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