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Power supply for gateway

My parents have a gateway 300x computer. i think the power supply went bad. apparently gateway no longer sells the exact power supply we need. it is a 160 watt model NPS-160DB. Is it possible to upgrade to another type of power supply? thanks!

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Re: power supply for gateway

This power supply has an odd form factor so just "any" power supply won't work.

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Re: power supply for gateway

Power supplies are easily replaced by anyone handy with a screwdriver.
You should be able to find a suitable power supply on eBay for @$20 U.S. new.
If it were me, I'd go with one in the 200 or 250 watt range.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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One thing you will notice is the original power supplies don't have cooling fans (some do, and some don't). I think that is what the main problem is with them - heat.

Get yourself basic Antec power supplies (they can range from $30 and up) and you shouldn't have anymore issues.

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