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Auto Sensing voltage circuit

My Dell Dimension 3000 was purchased in Canada. I am now in the UK and I wish to change the voltage to 240v. There does not appear to be a switch, just 2 red squares under some clear tape. Does this mean that it has an auto sensing voltage circuit or do I have to take the clear tape off the two red squares and do something to them

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By default, Dell systems sold in Canada have non PFC power supply. Sad to say for this type of system that is pretty old it doesn't have any ATX that would convert the voltage. It's only applicable on newer systems. You might need to purchase for a PFC power supply this time since the system is in UK.

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