Possible jump test psu 2006 model mac pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ReillyD, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. ReillyD macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2013

    My Mac Pro stopped working the other day, so I have checked the leads etc so it seems to be a blown power supply.

    I watched a video on youtube of some guy jump testing a powermac PSU with a piece of wire.

    Is there a simillar method with the 2006 980W power supply? It has four seperate sets of pins so it obviously connects to different locations on the logic board. This leads me to believe it could be tricky!

    I dont have a multimeter to check for voltage so I am hoping this is possible
    as I dont want to pay for a new power supply when this might not even be the problem.

    I have removed the current PSU and the serial number on it is:614-0383.

    Any help is greatly appreciated as I cant afford to pay for the repair aswell as a new PSU. I need to get my music studio back up and running ASAP!
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    On ATX PC power supplies, you just jump the green wire to any black(ground wire) to jump start the PSU. I've heard of people swapping ATX power supplies in the old MDD G4 power macs and I think there are threads on forums of people swapping them into the Mac Pros.
  3. Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    A multimeter is only like $5 but it can't really reliably be used to test a PSU as you need to test it under a load.
  4. ReillyD thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2013

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