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Orange connectors (3.3v) brown

I've just removed my power supply (ACE 580 UB) from my motherboard as I have a brand new motherboard. Problem is I've notice the orange wire connections (Pin 1,2 & 11 - I think) look blown (burnt). Would it be safe to use this same power unit on a new motherboard ? Itwas working last time I tried it

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Thats probably dust and static dirt, if the power supply worked fine before then there should be no problem providing that the pin arrangement is the same, test it on you old mobo to check it!!!!

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