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Rectangular power supply - technical name?

Any special names for these rectangular shaped power supplies? this is so I can do some googling to find some nicely priced ones. Do typical computer stores sell these ones: pic below:
http://www.dealtime.com/xPO-POWER_SUPPLY_160W_24P6829
I dont want to buy from this seemingly dodgy dealer, and IBM advised that they are out of stock for the next 2 months.
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ISoulCommented:
I think basically you just need to find one that has the same output specifications.
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Purple_SkyCommented:
A local computer store can check with their suppliers and order you a fully competible power supply.

$89.51 !!!!!! Thats very expensive.
Check these out from pricegrabber. http://www.pricegrabber.com/search.php?form_keyword=24P6829&topcat_id=
Their reviews also look pretty good.
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asian_niceguyAuthor Commented:
crnz : thanks for great ebay link, but unfortunately they do not ship to australia.
purple_sky: have shot emails to 2 of the companies which were unclear to whether their stock was new or refurbished..the others had refurbished PSU's - i want brand new ones, will let you know what happens.
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crnzCommented:
argh, bloody **** mate, you didn't say you were in aussie! :)  I'll try to throw one over the ditch :) So IBM aussie are out.  I couldn't figure IBM USA running out...  Be that as it may, I have found that ASKING the eBay trader if they'd consider shipping overseas gets me a 2 out of 3 success rate.  (I personally have a 4500+ eBay rating, so they tend to trust me).  Also, by trying to find the web site of the trader (they often have one outside of eBay, and contacting THEM directly (not mentioning eBay) also nets me a result most of the time.  Finally, I have made on-line friendships with people in the US who will mail things on for me, as long as I swear on my life that I'm not shipping drugs ;)
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asian_niceguyAuthor Commented:
lol sure i'll give it a go mate.. will let you know
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scrathcyboyCommented:
You can tell he is an aussie by the use of the word "dodgy" -- no one else in the world uses this term like aussies do.

Anyway, this IBM poser supply has been standard on APtivas and other desktops for almost 15 years, the only thing that has changed is the wattage output, and from AT to ATX, other than that it has fit IBM desktops for over a decade.  Any supplier of IBM stuff in sydney should be able to come up with one of these, surely...
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crnzCommented:
I read straight over that.  As a New Zealander we use the same word, so it didn't stand out :)

here's the ebay trader's web site: http://www.newcomputech.com/contact_us.asp

Although I reckon scrathcyboy's right - ringing around the local IBM dealers will probably net you one.

I don't think the freight from the USA is going to be that good on a PSU! :)

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scrathcyboyCommented:
If you want to find it on EBay (not a great idea for a PSU) then just go to advanced search, and scroll down to where you find the trading currency, and pick AUD - that will get all the AUS sites selling these PSs.  CRnz, should have read that as Kiwi, right?
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crnzCommented:
yes sir :)

just a coussie from ova da deetch.

Nobody ever says they want to ship overseas on eBay because they don't want to deal with people with poor English, funny currencies or customs requirements, or countries known for high fraud rates.  But I have found that many of them make exceptions when approached by polite, humble and extremely needy people --- err, and Aussies and Kiwis ;)

So it's worth just searching for the product and see what you find.  Well, I have found it that way.  Even got "not tp be exported outside USA" product as long as I promised I wasn't a terrorist ;)

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asian_niceguyAuthor Commented:
Boss let me know just then I can't order from internet sites overseas, so I ended up ordering from IBM. Let the waiting begin - thanks for the help though guys, im sure someone else who has this problem will find the links useful!
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crnzCommented:
You can always hang a normal sized one off it with the case open if push comes to shove.  
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asian_niceguyAuthor Commented:
ps. i called all the local ibm dealers (about 20-30) and nobody had the part!
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asian_niceguyAuthor Commented:
crnz - im actually hanging the normal sized one right now :P
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scrathcyboyCommented:
"i called all the local ibm dealers (about 20-30) and nobody had the part!"

Look for other models, they are all more or less the same, just match or xceed wattage and match size, it is not too hard, IBM has used this design for a long while.  Good luck.
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asian_niceguyAuthor Commented:
tried that too, ibm didn't have any matching parts nor could they give me of any part codes for the replacement part =[
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