July 4th, 2016 -
Happy Independence Day...
Yes, I know....there hasn't been an update in a while... I've had a lot
of other things going on as well, mainly all the year-end
silliness....sorry for the lack of updates. I've also been
going through some of the older retro hardware from the attic stash,
and have created a couple interesting little systems. They're
listed here for sale. I am also working on yet another really
odd retro computer!!
I'm also happy to announce that I have 3300uF 6.3v Ultra-low ESR caps back in stock!! Same OEM fitment that I always had, in a 10x25 package, Rubycon MCZ. I was able to track down some NOS a couple weeks ago. Some other values that I was low on have also been replenished. I am VERY fussy about who I buy from, as counterfeit capacitors run rampant online (especially ebay). I only sell the REAL THING, so my apologies for running out of stuff, but I only want to make sure you're getting the best of quality and authentic parts!!!
I do want to say to all the do-it-yourselfers, keep it up! It is really great to see so many of you amateur electronics guys & gals still around today. I also salute all the professional techs out there. All you techies out there are the reason that Badcaps.net is entering into its
Fourteenth Year of business! I couldn't have done it without you, THANKS!
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| Low on cash?
Badcaps.net is your PC repair solution!! This economy has everyone in a pinch and worried about their financial future! I understand that, and can help! I know that every dollar counts these days, and most just can't afford to shell out hundreds for a new computer right now. Replacing the bad capacitors on your mainboard is the cheapest and most reliable way to get several years more service out of your system!
We can repair your PC mainboard for a small fraction of what replacement would cost! The average repair cost is $70.00, including return shipping. Replacement with a new PC will be 5 times that easily by the time you figure in all the hidden costs, and that's if you replace with an inexpensive system! If you build your own systems, you already know the costs involved, and cringe at the thought of trashing a mainboard for something as trivial as bad capacitors.
| Avoiding the Micro Device Hysteria??
Tablets & smartphones aren't taking over the world like big box stores would like you to believe....don't be fooled by the microdevice hype! A tablet or phone is a nice supplement, but a very poor replacement for a powerful desktop machine!! Browsing the web on a smartphone is about as exciting as watching a Sony Watchman back in the day....remember those?? I didn't think so. I don't understand how one gets warm a fuzzy inside watching videos on a 5.7" screen (the screen size of my Samsung Note3), and most smartphones aren't that big....so yea, the world still needs & wants desktop PC's!!
Windows 10? Seriously Microsoft?!
I've always been a fan of Windows OS's, but with all the
spying, lack of control, and personal intrusions
contained in this "operating system", I will not be
endorsing it to anyone....for ANY reason! Go
Linux!! I will milk Windows 7 for all I can (which
can be tricky with their asinine methods of slipping
naggers and forced "upgrades" into updates), and then
moving away from MS completely. I omit the bugs,
as every new OS contains bugs and that's to be expected.
My issue is the blatant personal intrusions and lack of
control. Useless OS.
The bad capacitor problem has diminished greatly in the PC motherboard world, but it is not extinct yet! Bad capacitors are more commonly found in your computer's power supply or LCD monitor these days, but you still want to check your motherboard, as they can still be found there many times. If you find some, fear not, there is a cure!!
BADCAPS.NET is cleaning out the attic!!
The Badcaps.net 'rummage sale' has been quite successful, most of it is gone from this round. I have more that I am preparing to add to the site, so keep checking back! I also have a bunch of IT Grade network stuff to add as well. This is your chance to get some insanely awesome buys on used but working hardware I have on hand. This hardware consists of unclaimed repairs that have been here over a year, hardware I've taken on trade, and hardware that has been in "goodie boxes" over the years. Every piece for sale has been tested and/or reworked/recapped, then cleaned, and is in perfect working condition. The garbage and non-functional stuff has since been sent to the recyclers. You may view my hardware for sale HERE. The list of hardware will be progressively added to, so always check back!
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