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Old 09-12-05, 06:13 PM
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Replacement for Dell power supply?

Well, a 250W Dell power supply blew, so i need to get another one. are there any aftermarket ones that are cheaper but are good quality?
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Old 09-12-05, 06:15 PM
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If you have the model number, you could google that and try to find a comparable one. The OEMs like DELL and Gateway usually use proprietary parts that don't conform to the standards so you can't just pickup one from Newegg, I think.
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Old 09-12-05, 06:51 PM
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Good luck. As Brain Stew indicated, they are proprietary. They are usually expensive.
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eBay?
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Old 09-12-05, 07:57 PM
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After a massive power surge at our hospital a few years ago, I had to replace 2 Dell power supplies, which as mentioned already are proprietary. Total was nearly $140 for two 250W power supplies. Talk about a rip off.
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Thats why you get the extended warranty,or get a new Dell machine.Much cheaper to get a new machine than repairing it without warranty
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When I upgraded my Dell power supply to an Antec, I had to get an adapter for it. It was a better deal than having to deal with that proprietary b.s., and the Antec performs far better, to boot.

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Pentium 4 Dell Models that do not require a power supply adapter:
Dell Dimension 4300, 4400, 4700, 8200, 8300, OptiPlex GX 400

Pentium 4 Dell Models that are not compatible with this po
sounds like i might be ok, since this is on a 4300 (well, actually a 600sc, but i pulled the PS from the 4300 and dropped it into the 600sc)

now, that aside, how is the fitment? does proprietary also mean an obtuse size also?
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