Power Supply for a Compaq question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Heeter, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi All,

    I have sitting in front of me a Compaq 5430CA,

    The power Supply is shot on it. My question is: I heard that these models have their own designed PSU's, that I cannot use a generic PSU. Can someone confirm this?

    I have a new generic PSU that I can use if I can,

    Thanks in advance,

    Heeter
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I don't know how proprietary it can be. Assuming you get a comporable PSU with adequate voltage and the right connectors for your mobo and your drives you should be good.

    Did you find anything documented that the Power Supplies are specific to those machines?
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Well, it came back from a repair shop and they told this client of mine that it cannot locate a propietary PSU for this model.

    I am thinking along the lines like the old dell machines that the PSU's couldn't be swapped with generic because of the wiring. That is what I am assuming because of what this repair shop told my client.

    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  4. kcnychief

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    Have you tried contact HP/Compaq? I wouldn't put too much weight behind what some of the repair shops say.
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Proprietary PC vendors like Dell and Gateway use their own formats, not ATX, so they lock you into purchasing their power supplies and motherboards.

    Its not the wiring, usually its the mounting screws and/or case openings that are not compatible.
     
  6. LeeJend

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    Some older model computers from around 2000 used different wires (same connector) which could get really messy.

    Post the part number from the power supply and we can search for it's repalcement.

    http://www.power-on.com/compaq.html
     
  7. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Theoretically, I should put the guts of this machine into a generic tower and then I should be able to use my generic PSU.

    I will post the part number later today when I am in front of the machine,

    Thanks for all your help so far guys,

    Heeter
     
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    But again, they usually don't have standard ATX motherboard mounting screw locations.
     
  9. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Jeez!!!!!

    Stop making my life so complicated!!!!!!LOLOL

    Will post part number later today,

    Thanks, J

    Heeter