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KV7-V power supply

I think my power supply has fried. The computer was on and suddenly shut down. I let it set for awhile and it started back up but shut down after about 30min withan electical burn smell. I want to replace it but am confused. The old one is a POWMAX, ATX Switching Power Source @ 400watts. What would be a good replacement and maybe with a little more power?

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Thanks sandrew.  The power connection was fine.  I ordered a new power supply 500w and have just finished installing it.  And it is running fine.

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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Follow the power cable from the PSU to the motherboard and see if the 21 connection has melted to the motherboard. You are better getting a 500W silent type, but it depends on the peripherals you have installed, try for various makes.

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