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Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-03-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 598
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Overvolting/reversing a polymer cap

And if not, "I ain't having it, where's my hammer?" :)
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-10-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,246
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The 2019 Operating System Thread

Yeah, I still have old Firefox 2 on my Windows 98 systems, and Firefox 12 on an XP SP1 machine that I deliberately haven't upgraded (and also on a Windows 2000 Compaq SFF thing but the HDD was dying...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 01-08-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 391,603
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The Hall of Shame - Badcaps Photo Montage

Yep, "pfffffffffffffffffffffffff"

They look absolutely tiny, was this a 200W unit? Looks like something got a bit toasty in the bottom left of the second photo too.

(Replying to my own post...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-06-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,246
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The 2019 Operating System Thread

XP, at least until the OS has been blocked from the entire internet via a complete lack of compatible browsers. Also one Vista PC for the sake of it.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 12-28-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 669
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

Back in the day (circa 1999) I used to run Snes9x on a Pentium 166 overclocked to 200 MHz, a Pentium Pro should wipe the floor with my old machine clock for clock.

An ancient version of MAME...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 12-18-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 391,603
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The Hall of Shame - Badcaps Photo Montage

Well, they're Fuhjyyu so it's almost a given...

That said, I have a 2010-dated 420W Thermal Master TM-420-PMSR (the same one that HWI blew up in their tests) with Fuhjyyu mains and who knows what...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 12-16-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 669
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

I'm surprised Firefox 12 still works on today's websites, most HTTPS-based sites give a security error on older browsers due to the ever-changing encryption standards and the browser war where a new...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 12-12-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 391,603
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The Hall of Shame - Badcaps Photo Montage

The only good use for CapXon caps is hooking them up to AC and watching them pop. They belong in the bin along with Chinese Duracell batteries.
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 10-06-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The Cheapest ATX Power Supply on Amazon Prime, How bad can it be?

They still shrink the PCB to leave room for an 80mm fan?
Forum: Other Devices with Bad Capacitors 09-12-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Oven LCD display dim and uneven

Yeah, the cap date codes are from the year 2000, it's a safe bet that they starting to dry out, especially being next to that transformer and most likely operating 24/7. They look like Elna caps,...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 09-12-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,536
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Modern browsers on legacy PC's (Split thread from PSU hall of shame)

Looks like web security is now killing off old browsers just as fast as the current trend of "mobile-friendly" (aka "desktop-unfriendly") websites which cause their own form of incompatibility (via...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 09-11-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 596,413
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Yesterday I picked up a Wii console at Savers for $15. It came with 2 remotes (including nunchuks/straps/rubber sleeves and sensor bar), AV/power cables and Wii Sports 8-in-1 pack in a carry bag...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 08-19-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 391,603
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The Hall of Shame - Badcaps Photo Montage

My ADSL2 router died two days ago. I hacked apart the wall wart to find two bulged Su'scon caps and an obliterated 8-pin IC. Replaced the 12V DC c/pos 0.5A wall wart with a random Delta one (same...
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 08-05-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Re-capped 13 year old HP Monitor

It's worth it if they are 1600x1200, as decent 4:3 monitors are becoming harder to find. If they are 1280x1024 (5:4) or lower they are junk IMO. My 1280x1024 LG L1710M from 2004 recently died (bad...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 08-05-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 391,603
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The Hall of Shame - Badcaps Photo Montage

Yes, they are both crap brands, that's why they are in the hall of shame. I have reused old Rubycons and Nichicons that were out of CRT TVs made in the 1990s/2000s and they are still going strong...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 07-05-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: PAL Connectors on TVs

Yes, I have had two TVs with the antenna socket ripped straight out of the back, both times was because one of our cats (the same one both times!) went behind them, tripped over everything and took...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 06-20-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3,012
Views: 733,159
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Power supply build quality pictorial. part 2

The PCB is dated 15 May 1991, he did say it was an AT power supply (386/486 era) rather than ATX. :)
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 05-11-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Samsung 223BW LCD

Yeah, Australian houses are stupid, up to the mid-80s things such as insulation and air conditioning were optional extras (never mind the annoying hot days in summer with northwesterly winds coming...
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 05-10-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Samsung 223BW LCD

Monitor has since been recapped with what I had at the time, a bunch of 25V Rubycon YKs and a single off-brand (TL brand) pulled from scrap PCBs, the TL was installed in a less busy area, hopefully...
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 05-10-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By Heihachi_73
Samsung 223BW LCD

My latest victim, a Samsung 223BW LS22MEVSFV/XSA from June 2007. With everyone's favorite caps, of course.

This morning the monitor decided to not even bother coming on, despite being 9C inside...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-24-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Average lifetime of your discrete video cards?

My Radeon 9550 (installed in 2005) is still going 24/7 in my 2004 Celeron system. Just like Momaka's Radeon 9200, this one also saw a lot of gaming, from GTA3 and Vice City (I never liked San...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-15-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Some Good News: YEC No Longer Makes Electrolytic Capacitors

The Xbox was made in an era where just about all brands of caps were randomly failing though. Nichicon's HM/HN series was known to have a bad batch in the early 2000s, and there were just as many...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 01-21-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 227,302
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The GOOD Capacitors Thread!!

I have KZGs in my Sempron 140 PC from 2010. Not a single problem with that machine or the caps either.

Interesting that Samxon has a basketball type vent, the first time I saw that design was on...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 10-16-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: CPU Fan suddenly at ludicrous speed

It seems to have settled down with the new heatsink/fan combo, although the rear fan is still a bit fast I think (before the problems I could barely hear it, now it sounds like a diesel truck idling,...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 10-12-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: CPU Fan suddenly at ludicrous speed

This one is a Northwood so it doesn't have all the heat problems of the Prescott design. I recently swapped out the heatsink/fan combo with another P4 fan but it is still as erratic as ever despite...
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