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Old 07-09-2014, 07:42 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I got a strange problem here. A friend gave me a used power supply (Enermax Galaxy DXX 850W). It appears to be working fine, powered up a test system I set up. However the on/off switch on the unit seems be stuck on the ON. I can't turn the switch to OFF. Seems to be stuck.

I searched google and I can only find people having problems with their PSU stuck on the OFF button (they can't turn it on).

Does anyone have any idea what is the issue? Is it safe to continue using?

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Old 07-10-2014, 03:02 AM   #2
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It is probably a defective switch. I've seen that happen a few times. I doubt if it will be a safety issue, though.
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Thanks mate, will continue using it as a test PSU. By the way how's everything in Oz?

I'm currently staying working in Singapore right now. Over here there's quite a few Power Supplies that would definitely be in the PSU Shame list. Haven't seen our usual Oz brands A-power or Shaw yet!
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Funny you say that, actually. I recently load tested and reviewed one of the new 80plus Gold Shaw units over at Hardware Insights. It's actually not too bad - miles better the re-badged A-Power Shaws (and yes, I've tested and exploded one of those too before).
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Hehe, over here in Singapore, there are heaps of funny brands - Headway, Vios etc. These are supposed 500w PSUs but are so light they would'nt be good for paperweight. Even more shocking is that many shops here bundle these rotten power supplies with the latest i7 systems.

How's the IT hardware scene in Sydney? Is MSY big over there? They used to sell or maybe are still selling lots of lousy hardware over in Melbourne.
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I don't really know. I'm from Grafton (Far north coast NSW), not Sydney. PC Case Gear seem to be pretty well regarded as a retailer. MSY are well known enough, but for the wrong reasons.
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