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Forum: Custom Tweaks, Modifications, and Revisions 07-08-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,773
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Removing "Yellowing" From Beige Case Plastics

Has Anyone Tried ozone + UV for whitening? I saw the 8-Bit Guy do that in an experiment and it seemed to work pretty well/incredibly balanced. (Though it seemed to take quite a while to work vs...
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 06-24-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Feed-thru 8P8C's

Oh, it's interesting to hear someone call them 8p8c's instead of RJ45's. :D (With how prevalent the misnomer is, that is interesting..)

The upside of passthrough modular ends really is just for...
Forum: Soyo - Shuttle - Supermicro 06-20-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,831
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Need help with Shuttle SB83G5A - fans spin but that's all

That totally sounds like the kind of thing I would love to do.. It might be a bit monotonous after a while, but I'm one of those guys that does dumb projects like taking old tungsten fairy lights and...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 06-14-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Instrument Keyboard Faulty Screen Graphics help

That is an odd looking component next to the ceramic capacitor. :D Does anyone know what that part is? The disk with the "153" color code? Is that just a 1.5k resistor of some kind? Maybe an inductor...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-11-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,179
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Looking for a NAS

If you were wanting a good solution that will give you enterprise level capabilities but still would allow you to go a bit DIY, might I suggest a little 1u Supermicro plus Freenas?

Freenas has...
Forum: Announcements & Related News 06-07-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21,418
Views: 1,253,748
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: New Members - please post your introductions here

I too went this route! Honestly, I am one of those people that have the google fu to not need to ask questions most of the time. I have used badcaps off and on for the last 10 years I think. Finally...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-07-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: SMPS mains input voltage question

That is a pretty interesting thing... I expected that MOV to be kind of getting pushed and such closer to clipping voltage than it should be, but looking at the model number it seems fine for the...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-05-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 315
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Dead hand drier autopsy - motor discussion

Oh, I noticed that the opening on the blower cage seems a bit different/more narrow on the opening.. Also, I feel silly not thinking it was a brushless dc motor.. ^^;; That just makes more sense....
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-05-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 315
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Dead hand drier autopsy - motor discussion

Every time you post R_J, I am impressed. lol That sure looks like the motor to me. hahaha
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-05-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 315
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Dead hand drier autopsy - motor discussion

Nice. LOL

Does the motor have any identifying marks or labels? Also, I might suspect that it is a standard AC motor, but with something like a rotory encoder/an array of hall effect sensors...
Forum: Soyo - Shuttle - Supermicro 05-29-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,831
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Need help with Shuttle SB83G5A - fans spin but that's all

I don't really have any advice on good ghetto reflow methods because I didn't actually reflow/rework any bga chips until I had an ok hot air station. ^,^; I'm sure I am like those people that learn...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 05-29-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Valeo AC650/690 PRO scales, opamp, PIC controller fault

Ah.. you said that you measured before the op amps, then after them, and then at the input pins of the PIC?

Have you checked for shorts at all between where the ground enters the chip and the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 05-25-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Asus Zenbook UX330UA odd power issue

Oh, no problem. This was me going off of what SMD flea was mentioning about laptops that do not have CMOS batteries. The idea behind this would be that the battery that is showing as fully charged...
Forum: Announcements & Related News 05-24-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21,418
Views: 1,253,748
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: New Members - please post your introductions here

Hello! So, resistors almost always have 2 legs unless it is some sort of odd SIL resistor.. That sounds more like a surface mount Transistor or voltage regulator to me.

Do you want to post...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 05-24-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Asus Zenbook UX330UA odd power issue

A question on the battery ElJap0.. When you say it is fine, how have you determined this? Have you taken a multimeter and tested the voltage of the pack? If so, have you tried testing it under load? ...
Forum: Soyo - Shuttle - Supermicro 05-24-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,831
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Need help with Shuttle SB83G5A - fans spin but that's all

I love the details! This has been a fun read. :D I applaud you for your effort and work. haha That desoldering wick hack is a thing of beauty. :jester:

I think the question of "Should I reflow the...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 05-24-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,370
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Does flux expire ?? Flux discussion.

It never ceases to amaze me at the prevelance of this mentality in technical fields. I once worked at a place that was questioning why they were "paying so much for backups" a few months down the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 05-24-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: vending control board

Did any of this Help? :D Sorry, I'm just curious how it's going!
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 05-23-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: USB data lines

Hmm.... If you take the cpu out, do you still see the voltage drop you are talking about? Also, does it's resistance change if you switch the polarity of the test leads around? I would expect some...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 05-23-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,370
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Does flux expire ?? Flux discussion.

Oh yes, i have watched that one more time than I can say. Lol I wish more people knew of the video because "I can't believe I do this!" desparately needs to be a meme. Haha
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 05-23-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,370
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Does flux expire ?? Flux discussion.

Ahaha! Him doing surface mount stuff with the rusty nail and the rosin was so entertaining. :'D

"And Rosiiin.. there is never enough of rosiiiin..."
Forum: Other Devices with Bad Capacitors 05-22-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,736
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Refrigerator Control Board WPW10310240

Bad Ass Jeffery! :) And congrats! This site really is quite the staple/hangout of experienced tech. haha

I have gotten help on here more times than I can count and without even needing to post my...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 05-22-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: vending control board

Something I would recommend would be to take a multimeter and see if the ground/positive are shorted. (You could probably check on either side of those big tank capacitors.) If it is shorted then...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 05-22-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Increasing input voltage of DC-AC inverter - possible ?

Oh, yes indeed. haha Well, you never know! Maybe it's actually a Gem and we are all just doubting it. :'D
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 05-22-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Retro-Hipster
Re: Macbook pro a1286 touchpad and keyboard not working

Are you able to plug a keyboard and mouse into a usb port and have it work? If so, do you see your keyboard/keypad listed under About This Mac -> More Info... -> System Report... ? It should be...
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