Presario 5000: Fungibility Of ATX Power Supplies?

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by (PeteCresswell), Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Remote location.

    Family member's Presario 5000 just bit the big one.

    Over the phone, it sounds like the power supply.

    I've got a couple of ATX power supplies laying around and I drive
    down there for other reasons periodically.

    How proprietary is the Compaq unit?

    It's model number is "DPS 200P-103E" - and is available retail
    for about $90 including shipping, but I'm wondering if it's worth
    trying to use one of the other ATX power supplies I have laying
    around before spending money for the exact replacement item.
    (PeteCresswell), Jan 1, 2008
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  2. (PeteCresswell)

    Ben Myers Guest


    Compaq has used standard power supplies in its Presario systems going back to
    Pentium 3 days. Try another ATX power supply as a test. If the system boots,
    you know that the Compaq power supply bit the dust. If not, then its likely the
    motherboard, or both... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Jan 1, 2008
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