Dell power supply recall needed!

extremepcs

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Dell has a huge problem with their Optiplex 620 power supplies. It's another capacitor issue. We have had nearly half of our 200 units fail in leass than 1 year. We are not alone, so this is no "fluke". Check out this thread on the Dell forums:

ttp://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=Desktops_Workstation_Optiplex%26message.id=7334%23M7334

Someone at Tom's, please report on this so Dell will own up to the problem and do something about it!
 

callpocket

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I've had a couple of failures in the last month on the Optiplex 620, but changing to a new power supply cord/block does not fix it. Spontaneous reboots and fans running at full speed -- IMHO -- this is a board issue, not a PSU issue.
 


Actually, Dell PSUs are surprisingly powerful. They are low wattage, but they can easily deliver the rated wattage, and have quite a bit on the 12v rail. I would say that Dell PSUs are quite good for what they were designed for - running basic to midrange computers reliably, with as few failures as possible but still with a reasonable cost.
 

qwazzy

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I agree. I'm on a Dell Dimension 3000 all the way back from 2004. The PSU has been amazingly reliable, and it's only 300w running a 3.0 Ghz P4.