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Dell is back to their old tricks. This is why I hate Dell!

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#51
Some company will make a adapter before long and it will be easier to upgrade.
 

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#52
I've seen HP PC's being even worse. It had a dc jack on the motherboard and a power adapter :banghead::laugh: When it blows, you probably need to order a original psu from them. in other words: expensive
I own one of those machines, it is a standard laptop adapter. I'm actually using a Rocketfish universal adapter I bought at BestBuy to power it because it didn't come with a power adapter when I got it.

Yeah, it is different for a desktop, but at least it is still something standard that can be picked up off the shelf locally when it needs replacing.

Some company will make a adapter before long and it will be easier to upgrade.
I'm hoping that is the case, but not holding my breath.
 
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i for one, am going to support this being a modder and all.

modern psus all are single channel units.
so there is no need for a huge 24pin connector thats obsolete. if you want more connections for phases, divide them onboard. why waste space by routing so much copper around the case ??


obviously dell saw this and did accordingly. easier to make PSUs that way and to fix them as well.



if you want to fix the psu on this one, get a standard one. and match the wires with them.
measure and note the colors and voltages of the lines now when they are okay.

then solder appropriate connections to proper lines on new psu and it will work.
 
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Nothing really new here...3btech and Ascendtech both have vast supplies of OEM BTX boards like this for like $20...as in they have unique or just plan stupid connections.
As PC's become more efficient so will psu adapters and sizes....since I've been building PC's I believe ATX is the 3rd standard I've used and the longest lasting... kinda hope it is near its useful lifespan and is replaced for something smaller.

EDIT:
I think it was XT/AT then ATX but what was before that?...I can't remember
 
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You bought a dell and didn't expect it to be a cheap internet and word processing machine?
 
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You bought a dell and didn't expect it to be a cheap internet and word processing machine? I mean... You're dumb...
No, he repairs them. The client bought them. It's harder to repair something that you can only get from Dell.

Also, insulting members (ie. calling them dumb,) is against the rules. There is no need to go calling people names, even more so when you don't seem to understand what's going on in @newtekie1 's case. Read the thread and and re-read what you post before you post it.
 

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Also, insulting members (ie. calling them dumb,) is against the rules.
Yes, it is buddy. :toast:

@everyone responding in this thread

Let's keep it clean guys. If you can't respond without name calling then don't.
 
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Not sure what you are all flipping out about.

Dells are some of the most reliable OEM PCs especially the Optiplex series. It's the HPs, even the "business class" ones that have bizarre issues and have such crappy BIOS that even one CPU model higher "Microcode error" and the updates on their website barely ever work?

Additionally, OEM power supplies, especially Dell, are miles better than the cheap power supplies most custom built low cost computers use. Sure, it's no Seasonic, and their capacitor choices are usually mediocre at best, but I'd rather have a 290W Dell PSU with Teapo capacitors than a "680W" $10 PSU which most custom built cheap computers are built with.

RAM slots? You're really complaining about that? 16GB could go in there, and the target customers for this computer is NOT even going to use more than 4GB even with the latest 64-bit Win8 Pro OS.

And whoever above said that it doesn't matter if it's proprietary because most companies buy dozens, hundreds, or thousands of these computers have the on site support contracts, is spot on.

Source: I work almost full time at a local computer refurbisher/repair shop/ewaste recycling place.
I worked in build at dell in TN and the optiplexes were on the backburner and low priority. Those were rushed the fastest, had the cheapest parts, and the least testing.Literally. People would drop a HDD and accidentally step on it, they did this to other parts too and put them back in the system. The floor was not very clean as well. and I would tell the supervisor and they would shrug thier shoulders and walk away. I wouldn't do any of that crap I tested them more then other people did and I actually did a good job. I didn't care if I spent too long and got yelled at I wanted the customer to have a better system and done right. Too bad others didn't feel the same.
 
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