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I hate OEM computers

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by pyblood, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. pyblood


    Dec 22, 2003
    A Customer calls me up and tells me that the computer at her church won’t come on. She said that there was a power outage or something and now their computer is messed up. I figure that the power supply is dead, so I go and pick it up. I remove the old power supply and just hook up (not install) another regular power supply, and it powers up. I am thinking “Great this piece of work is done. This is quick and easy money!” I try to install it, and I then discover that it won’t fit! It’s too big. That’s OK; I will just use a micro ATX power supply. It won’t fit either. It’s too small. A little searching reveals that this Gateway has a custom power supply and I will have to either purchase one from Gateway (new), purchase one from eBay (used), or purchase one from Insight (new). Another thing that upsets me is that the CPU doesn’t have a fan. ;g It only has a heatsink. It gets its air from the power supply fan. I just hate that OEM system builders like Gateway!

    I just had to vent a little!
  2. Okay, you've been vented.

  3. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

    Oct 7, 2002
    i've had a similar problem before.
    the back of the case covered up where the cord inserts into the PS.

    solution: [​IMG]
  4. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    I had the same problem ... I removed the "guts" of the bad power supply and replaced it with "guts" of the new smaller power supply ... worked for me!