Question about Alienware PC Systems Alienware True 480 Watt Dual Fan Power Supply HPC-420-302 DF OEM (PSALIEN480W2FAN) Power Supply
Computer was running in hybernate mode and suddenly there was a bad smell like burning plastic and then a pop sound as I went to pull the case cover off and inspect. Killed the main switch to the power supply when I heard the pop sound. Pretty sure the power supply is blown. When I turn the master power switch on the power supply on, the LED on the mother board turns on (promising) but no response from the power supply when I press the power button on the front. Can I replace this power supply with any other 480w power supply? Or does it need to be a specific power supply? Alienware website is not much help but will call support tomorrow.
You can replace the power supply same rating or over. Be sure to check if you have 24pin or 20 pin. If you are running a gaming video card , its better to buy 600watts power supply.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
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