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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-07-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,491
Posted By yyonline
Re: What is it with Lite-ON Drives?

Some lite-on drives use a magnet in the tray mechanism to clamp the disc to the spindle. The tray motor loses stength over time and can't overcome the magnet's clamping force to eject the tray. ...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 10-21-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By yyonline
Re: question about installing a cap rated for a lower temp

On a motherboard, 6.3V 3300uF capacitors are almost definitely a very low ESR capacitor. 85 degree rated capacitors are almost definitely not low ESR. I wouldn't expect it to work for very long, if...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 10-02-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,857
Posted By yyonline
LTEC LTG specs?

Does anybody have a datasheet for Ltec LTG series? I'm recapping a power supply that has a number of these. Ltec's website doesn't seem to mention that series.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-17-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,821
Posted By yyonline
Re: Old HP Pavilion ZE1000 Bios Update

Yeah, post a pic. The product # is what you need, which is different from the model #. You type the product # in at support.hp.com and it will resolve the model number for you. Look for a 6...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-17-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,821
Posted By yyonline
Re: Old HP Pavilion ZE1000 Bios Update

I've come across some really old computers that require updating the BIOS sequentially. In other words, you can't just update to the latest version, but you must update to each version before it...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 02-21-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,691
Posted By yyonline
Re: Dell Latitude D530 Milk Incident! Now it does not run from battery...

Check for burnt or shorted MOSFETs in the battery charging circuit. I've found them to be the cause of about 80% of battery charging issues. If it's not that, it's usually a controller chip, and...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-20-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,146
Posted By yyonline
Re: MS Office 2007 deactivated itself!

If it's a pirated key, they probably blocked it.

If it's a genuine key, did you change any hardware recently? Sometimes hardware changes can break activation. Heck, I've had bios updates break...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-19-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,269
Posted By yyonline
Re: D865GBF with oddball KZG

HM and KZG have identical specifications, so the suggested replacement will work fine.



Cost, most likely. A few cents savings over millions of boards adds up to a lot. I've never had any...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-19-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,269
Posted By yyonline
Re: D865GBF with oddball KZG

Yes. They're on different circuits, so the applications are different. Exact replacements aren't available, so we have to pick the "next best" thing. Given that the circuits are different, the...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-19-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,269
Posted By yyonline
Re: D865GBF with oddball KZG

What brand/series of capacitor is that? My photographic memory is usually pretty good, but that one wasn't bad on my board, so I don't recall what it was. It's possible my board uses a different...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-18-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,269
Posted By yyonline
Re: D865GBF with oddball KZG

Which 820uF capacitors? Are they the 23mm tall ones? If so, they're a custom size, and have lower ESR than the standard size ones.

The ones near the CPU, use these:
...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-17-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,089
Posted By yyonline
Re: Who makes the better monitors

My 24" NEC appears to have Rubycon capacitors in the power supply, from what I can see through the vents. Then again, it is the crazy expensive professional series LCD, so I'd expect it to use good...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-09-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,720
Posted By yyonline
Re: My oh my WHAT A DIFFERENCE!

It's not a problem, it's a "feature"... Intellipark as WD calls it was first introduced in the Caviar Green desktop drives. It parks the heads after a ridiculously short period of inactivity. Then...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-08-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,468
Posted By yyonline
Re: Dropped laptop

Nvidia has been providing generic mobile drivers for the GeForce 8 and up.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-01-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,203
Posted By yyonline
Re: The 2012 Operating System Thread

Win 7 Professional 64 on my primary desktop and laptop.

Win XP and really old ubuntu dual boot on my workbench computer.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-24-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,256
Posted By yyonline
Re: WD Caviar Green HDD failed. Any way to recover files?

Assuming the bios will see the drive, and it sounds like it does, I've had the best luck using GNU ddrescue. It's pretty unique in its implementation in that it reads until it finds and error, skips...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-03-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Poll: Samsung HDDs
Views: 3,431
Posted By yyonline
Re: Samsung HDDs

In my experience, they're no better and no worse than any other manufacturer. I prefer Western Digital myself because they have the easiest RMA process by far. I see quite a few Samsungs in newer...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 01-02-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,139
Posted By yyonline
Re: Used Laptop Has No Windows Vista Installation Disks?

I've had no issues using retail Vista discs and the OEM key printed on the label on the laptop. This usually activates fine, but occasionally requires a call to Microsoft. I've never had fail to...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 01-02-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,493
Posted By yyonline
Re: My Toshiba Satellite A215-S5837 has a cracked B154EW02 V.5 screen

Yes and no. 99% of laptop screens use the same standards for connectors, voltage, etc. Odds are the inverters are perfectly compatible. Desktop LCDs are a different story altogether and don't...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 01-02-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,179
Posted By yyonline
Re: What's the consensus here on copper shims?

I haven't installed one either. In my mind, if it needs a copper shim, there's some serious issues with the cooling design and it's only delaying the inevitable. I keep a good amount of different...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-21-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,910
Posted By yyonline
Re: Old Laptop

Did you update to the latest BIOS? That may enable compatibility with larger hard drives.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 12-21-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,219
Posted By yyonline
Re: Does cap physical size matter????

When replacing a capacitor, you always want the same or better specs compared to the original. Will a lesser rated cap work? Maybe, for a while, but it may have long-term reliability issues. Were...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 12-15-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,220
Posted By yyonline
Re: Dimension 8400 (yes I searched)

I've only come across one Dimension 8400 with bloated KZV out of maybe 10 of them I've recapped. I replaced them with United Chemicon PSA 2.5V 680uF. Worked fine afterwards.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 11-26-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,823
Posted By yyonline
Re: I think this capacitor is bad but can't tell

Primaries bloating after a few months is unlikely, even if they are Capxon. Are you seeing the top of the capacitor bloating, or is the top of the capacitor covered with a plastic disc? The plastic...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-26-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,384
Posted By yyonline
Re: What version of Firefox is everyone running?

You can make Firefox 8 look pretty much like 3.6 with less than 5 minutes of tweaking.

First, right click an empty spot on the tab bar, and check the option for Menu Bar, and uncheck the option...
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