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Dimension XPS R400, replace PSU

I have a Dell Dimension XPS R400 is was using for retro gaming. For some reason, the power supply blew up last time I plugged it in. Since the power supply is dead, I need to find a new one. I've been searching for the exact model but they're really expensive and there isn't a lot of them. Do you guys have any suggestions for alternative power supplies that are guaranteed to work with my Dell?

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Re: Replace Power Supply for retro Dell Dimension XPS R400

XPS R Series is MUCH OLDER than the 2006 XPS 400 so no that does not help.   The R400 is from 1995 to 1998

R400 meaning PENTIUM 2 400Mhz machine.

You have to be someone who used MSDOS and then Windows 1.0 2.0 3.0 etc to remember the XPS R400

 

 


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Hi, @speedstep ,

 

You wrote:- "XPS R Series is MUCH OLDER than the 2006 XPS 400 so no that does not help."

 

Sorry, not certain which Post you were responding to, but I'm assuming that its my Post??

 

My post referred to a Post (dated 2004 - hence BEFORE the XPS 400 existed) & specifically mentioned the XPS R400!

 

 

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Yes

Your post links 2006 XPS 400  This is Pentium 4 system.

Specifically a pentium 4 PCI-E system

https://www.manualslib.com/download/553552/Dell-Xps-400.html

He has 1998 XPS R400 this is 400Mhz Pentium 2 system.

This is an AGP and PCI system from 1998 and uses specific power supply  dell 9228C

They are both XPS and Both Dell but wayy different.

He uses ancient vaccuum tube machine to run really old games.

You were trying to be helpful.

https://www.cnet.com/products/64mb-for-dell-dimension-xps-r350-r400-r450/

 


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Hi, @UndeadPianist16 ,

 

Ignore the Link, in my Post, to the Manual - it is the incorrect Manual!!

 

However, as far as I can tell, my reference to an earlier R400 Post (within this Forum) is valid!

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The other post is valid but the endpcnoize adapter cable isnt available anymore.  Athena makes one however.

http://athenapower.com/node/177

The 9228C proprietary power supply references are the same and I found another vendor that makes the adapter.

But you have to use NON PFC power supply for these old models.

Using 9228C  on wrong model or standard power supply without an adapter will fry motherboard and cause a fire!

Thats why Startech made specific 300W replacement for these also NON PFC.

https://www.amazon.com/Supply-Designed-Replacement-Specific-Proprietary/dp/B000LRIWRK

https://www.startech.com/media/products/ATXPW300DELL/PDFs/ATXPW300DELL_Datasheet.pdf

For THESE MODELS ONLY

  • Dimension 2100, 4100, B1000R, V350, and V400 replace
  • Dimension XPS B Series replace
  • Dimension XPS Dxxx, XPS Mxxx, XPS Rxxx, and XPS Txxx replace
  • Dimension XPS P133c MT and XPS Pro 180n replace
  • Dimension L-Series (LxxxR, LxxxCXE, LxxxCX, and LxxxC), replace
  • OptiPlex G1 and GX1 tower systems replace
  • OptiPlex GX110, GX115, GX300, GN, GN+, GXa, and GXi replace
  • PowerEdge 2100 and 2200 replace.
  • Precision WorkStation 210, 220, and 400 replace

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Re: Replace Power Supply for retro Dell Dimension XPS R400

This specifc model uses VERY proprietary Power supply.  Dell part number is 9228C.  Its a NON PFC power supply.

NO other unit will work.  Using that psu in another machine OR a regular psu in that machine will literally blow up and catch fire.

DANGER WILL ROBINSON.

The good news is that several other models use it.

https://www.startech.com/media/products/ATXPW300DELL/PDFs/ATXPW300DELL_Datasheet.pdf

https://www.newegg.com/startech-com-atxpw300dell-300w/p/N82E16817707050#

Found a vendor that makes the CONVERSION Adapter.

HOWEVER the power supply used must be NON PFC

https://www.amazon.com/Connector-Dimension-PowerEdge-Precision-WorkStation/dp/B0042GMAY2/

The PROPRIETARY Dell 9228C PC Power Supply is compatible with

Dimension Series Models:
2100 / 4100 / B1000R / L Series / V350 / V400 / XPS B Series / XPS Dxxx /
XPS Mxxx / XPS P133c MT / XPS Pro 180n / XPS Rxxx / XPS Txxx

Optiplex Series Models:
GN / GN+ / G1 / GX1 / GX1p / GX100 / GX110 / GX115 / GX300 / Gxa / Gxi

Power Edge Series Models:
2100 / 2200

Precision Workstation Series Models:
210 / 400

 

 


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Re: Replace Power Supply for retro Dell Dimension XPS R400

You can get those old towers on ebay about $150.00 maybe cheaper. And it may cost less to get another system like that.

You can then take your hard drive and as long as it is Windows 98 you can move it to the system you purchased. You may have to boot up with a 98 boot floppy and repair install Windows 98.

You sound very interesting likening older systems for retro use. I am not even sure Dell has drivers for those old systems anymore. But the drivers if the system was set up with drivers from dell and not 3rd party the drivers should be in a folder. 

You may even be able to boot up with just a 98 boot floppy and run setup without a 98 CD if the cab files are on the drive. They are usually only on the drive if it is the original factory install. Most people don't even know how to install 98 with cab files on the drive. Good luck with your retro gaming system.

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