Replacing a PSU is not a complicated procedure to perform and we have included a few very handy tips that help make the process a simple task, even for a beginner.
Even when disconnected from the mains, the internal capacitors inside a power supply unit can still hold a lethal charge so it is important to never dismantle a PSU or insert any objects such as a screwdriver into any gaps in the outer casing of the unit.
To follow the steps in this article you will need a Philips screwdriver, a digital camera, and an anti-static wristband.
1) Unplug PC & Remove Side Panel
The first step is to disconnect the PC from the mains, lay the computer on its side on a steady surface and remove the main side panel so that you have a clear view of the internal components (the side panel will usually slide off once two small screws at the back have been removed).
2) Photograph The Inside Of The PC
This is a very useful tip for any beginner as it will provide a point of reference when you come to fit a new power supply unit. With the flash enabled to take a clear photo of the internal layout of the PC so that you can clearly see the position of all wires and connectors inside (if necessary take several photos from different angles). You can browse https://megatechdistributor.com/parts-components/cable-sleeving-kit/ to know more about the best wireless router.
3) Attach Anti-static Wristband and unplug connectors
The next step will involve you unplugging the various connectors from the PSU and therefore we recommend wearing an antistatic wristband to protect components from ESD (electrostatic discharge). You will be able to easily identify the PSU because it will be a square box located at the top of the case with a rather untidy mass of wires protruding from it.
4) Remove PSU.
Now that the PSU is no longer connected to any other component inside the PC it can be easily be removed by unscrewing the four Philips screws located on the back …Continue Reading