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    POWER PROBLEM! what to do when its comin from desktop?!

    Well ive read through all the FAQ's and i have not come to this solution!

    my computer was once a sony home pc but is taken apart & upgraded a bit [ram + HD]

    the power comes from this box in the pic below



    but we all know we cant just plug it into an outlet without usin an inverter, however i want to use a DC-DC adapter. How would i connect a DC-Dc adapter to this? I used pics so you can do referencees for me.





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    Nobody can see your pictures. Just upload them to imageshack or someplace and then use the direct link in the little image tags here [IMG]www.myimage.com/blah.jpg[/ IMG]

    And as long as it has an ATX supply, it is direct plugin. If not, you need to find a pinout of the PS, and figure out which ATX wire cooresponds to the proprietary wire.,
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    it is an atx but there are many wires coming from the 'inverter/box' that power my dvd drive and yada yada yada.
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    lmao

    By "inverter/box" do you mean a power supply?



    And in the phrase "it's an atx" do you mean the motherboard physical size, or the power supply socket? You can get a uATX or mini-ITX with an ATX PSU connector on the board.

    And your dvd drive, and hard drive should be powered by molex connectors that all PSU's included a dc-dc will have.

    I seriously suggest you try to build a PC or at least take yours apart to figure it out, before you buy anything. It seems like you lack basic PC knowledge, which is something that could be fixed with a little reading. Save yourself some money and time and do it right and know what you are doing.

    Also what specs does this computer have? Desktop processor == not efficient == need big (expensive) dc-dc PSU
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    ya power supply lol.

    as for taking apart and that stuff i already did, however i dont want to touch the power supply because i am 100% unfamiliar with that thing and im not 100% how to run the DC-DC to the actual hard drive/ other drives [with the 4 pin connector] unless its as easy as running one from the power supply by plug and play.

    With the DC-DC would i have to solder anything or buy extra 4 pin adapters?

    I plan on gettin an opus 150W if everything works out as planned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeyd08 View Post
    ya power supply lol.

    as for taking apart and that stuff i already did, however i dont want to touch the power supply because i am 100% unfamiliar with that thing and im not 100% how to run the DC-DC to the actual hard drive/ other drives [with the 4 pin connector] unless its as easy as running one from the power supply by plug and play.
    The DC-DC power supply replaces the AC-DC power supply (what you pictured).

    With the DC-DC would i have to solder anything or buy extra 4 pin adapters?
    No.
    I plan on gettin an opus 150W if everything works out as planned.
    I suggest you do some reading before you make a purchase. Insure that the DC-DC PSU model you're looking at will power the PC hardware you're looking at.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    problem solved,

    like darque said it just replaces the whole unit and they come with the similar wires.
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