How to Install a Desktop’s Power Supply Unit
Most of the people know that Power Supply unit is one of the important components of computer. They will think that installing a PSU will be tough and it requires a professional technician to make changes. But it is false and a non technician can also install the Power Supply unit with ease. Here are some important steps on Installing PSU to any computer.
Steps to Install Power Supply Unit:
1. Opening the PC Case:
Opening a PC Case is just an easy task by removing the screws. If you have a mini tower, use a proper screwdriver and unscrew the side panel over the motherboard and slide it off. Make sure do not keep the screw in unsafe place, gather it all and put it in a safe place. You can also check on the system’s user manual and find the details of removing the PC Case. Videos available on YouTube can also give you best solutions to remove Case.
2. Align the Power Supply:
This is the major step you need to pay more attention. Here you are requested to install the power supply to align it with the case. You need to be very careful while doing this step as this is the crucial among all the steps. You need to place the PSU on the four mounting holes on the back of PC Case. Now take a screwdriver and tighten all the screws on these holes.
3. Plug in the PSU to the motherboard:
In this step you need to plug wiring to the motherboard. You need to set the switch to the exact voltage that your system requires. Now plug the PSU to the motherboard. The ATX connectors (20 pin cables) need to plug to your motherboard.
4. Connect Power to other components:
The power supply unit that you install to your computer will not only supply power to motherboard but also to all other internal devices. In this step you should connect the PSU to the internal components of the system. The cables that outcome from the PSU indicates plugging on the other devices. You can easily identify these cables and plug in also takes simple. Make sure you connect PSU to the specified devices that require electricity to perform operations.
5. Close the Case and Switch on the PC:
Here is the last step you come in installing the power supply unit. After you connect all the cables to the internal devices, make sure your PSU device doesn’t move from its fixed place. Now close the case and tight the screw you removed at the starting step. Now switch on the computer by plugging the cable to the main switch board. You are done now; the computer will work for sure without any issue. Now check the performance of system by operating it for some time. You can see stable performance of your computer and hence installing power supply unit to your computer is done without the involvement of technician.