Dude, you’re getting a Dell-inquent

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My Dell XP box is not booting, even after rebuilding the box. It barely gets past the POST and then hangs. A coworker cleverly suggested that the power supply may be hosed. I was thinking the problem might be in the DIMMs. I frequently forget that power supplies die. I have an old 240V Dell power supply that I’ll use for testing. Dell apparently uses custom PSUs with non-standard wiring for vendor lock-in. Boo.

They probably got a deal on them from the supplier.

I’m nearly convinced to turn all of my computers into fish tanks, door stoppers and mod furniture.