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Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 07-24-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,909
Posted By Wizard
Re: Toshiba Satellite L300 Wont work with charger

PLease describe the behavior of the charger. Did charger "shut" down when attempted to use with the notebook? So on. If this is in case, there is a bad shorted IC somewhere near by. I had to...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 07-24-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,705
Posted By Wizard
Re: Challenge! Can you help me identify these parts?

This link to replacement capacitor is not what you want due to gerneral purpose term.

And this is not a Tantalum and OP wanted 470uF not 220, please read carefully.
This is actually polymer SMD...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 07-24-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,154
Posted By Wizard
VFD or electronic drive for motor.

I'm not famillar with these design to drive small motor like size of a sewing motor either AC or DC. Roughly 1/10 hp. Also reversing (switch), variable speed via foot pedal. I have access to high...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-22-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,549
Posted By Wizard
Re: Optical drive won't read discs

Still LG. My drives are still living for few years. Contrast to previous drives I had like philips chassis, Asus, LiteOn had half-life of a year or so.

How old are your LG that died? By the way...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-17-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,295
Posted By Wizard
Re: Dell Precision WorkStations 670

Still based on P4 core. Not great deal. I hope you did not invest too much on it.

I bought up a C2D Optiplex 745 complete (2GB, 80GB swapped for 320GB from my parts pile) cpu is 2.1GHz but is...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-17-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,336
Posted By Wizard
Re: Topuchpad vs trackpoint

ratdude747, check gamer mouse. Laser and many buttons is great combo. I do not want red optical mice as these pointer tend to mistrack. Just enough to annoy. With laser mouse I have no issues...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-15-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,295
Posted By Wizard
Re: Dell Precision WorkStations 670

CPU is either L or E series.

Also there are multiples of 3.4GHz xeons. This is reason why I do not go by the speed. I was asking about the actual number off the CPU's top.
...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-14-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,295
Posted By Wizard
Re: Dell Precision WorkStations 670

Post the type of Xeon CPU please.

PS, if it based on P4 core, it is not good deal, If xeon is based on core 2 CPU then that's very good deal, hence the reason for asking for CPU Xeon type.
...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-09-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,304
Posted By Wizard
Re: ACPI Controller

Slaps my forehead. Oooh. Okay, that sounds like bios eeprom is corrupt otherwise board is junk.

Cheers, Wizard
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-09-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 40,601
Posted By Wizard
Re: For the CRT monitor freaks - highest resolution you ran on your tube?

Per, Redo the tests with newer LCD late 2010 and 2011 to confirm if you can borrow them.

Cheers, Wizard
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-08-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 40,601
Posted By Wizard
Re: For the CRT monitor freaks - highest resolution you ran on your tube?

Old article (2 years ago!). Technology changes all the time at blurringly fast. Case in point: I bought a 19" (931C) in 2007 and panel was too slow and saw heavy smearing during fast scrolling. ...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-08-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,304
Posted By Wizard
Re: ACPI Controller

Kiddznet,

You won't and end up in frustration. What I suggest is open up the hardware property then device manager. Open the item that has yellow icon (!) that has ACPI item and go to: details...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-08-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,304
Posted By Wizard
Re: ACPI Controller

Kiddznet,

You won't and end up in frustration. What I suggest is open up the hardware property then device manager. Open the item that has yellow icon (!) that has ACPI item and go to: details...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-08-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 40,601
Posted By Wizard
Re: For the CRT monitor freaks - highest resolution you ran on your tube?

There are many good LCD monitors in sub 5ms to 10ms. And don't be just passive, demand loudly to the LCD monitor makers to fix the lag in the scaler board. Going by native resolution and HDMI/DVI...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-07-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,304
Posted By Wizard
Re: ACPI Controller

chipquik is WORTH in money alone, good profit making. Saved so much effort many times. Just 2mm to 3mm chunk is enough to do a typical IC up to 100 pins.

Cheers, Wizard
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 07-03-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,666
Posted By Wizard
Re: Pcb Markings - what component is ep ?

The resistors? The marking on these SMD itself says resistance value.

The other compoenents that is capacitors and protective devices like this should be open circuit. For zener it acts like...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 07-03-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,939
Posted By Wizard
Re: RCA FKR468WR repair/restoration

These usually don't have bad caps, just bad joints on all heavy components like large resistors, flyback etc. Cannot resolder, have to take each component out and scrape the tinned part clean with...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 07-03-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,666
Posted By Wizard
Re: Pcb Markings - what component is ep ?

These are for anti-static protector like the VR in other devices. They short the spikes to ground, all of them are grounded. Good thing to do.

Cheers, Wizard
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-30-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,304
Posted By Wizard
Re: ACPI Controller

Like others says, go into set up bios settings and reset as instructed.

cheers, wizard
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-24-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,543
Posted By Wizard
Re: Laptop upgrade advice try #2

That's the start. :) We had to start somewhere, I had to get job to earn money to get what I wanted and for needs.

Cheers, Wizard
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-24-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,543
Posted By Wizard
Re: Laptop upgrade advice try #2

D.T., bad pricing. Ebay routinely sells D620 on average of 200-250 or so.

Cheers, Wizard
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-24-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,693
Posted By Wizard
Re: Reducing memory usage

1. 486 is not a pentium. 486 operates on one cycle per instruction as opposed to pentium's 2 instructions per cycle and pentium is much efficient when MHz is above 90-100 and up.

2. There is no...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 06-18-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,831
Posted By Wizard
Re: What is a y sus

Vertical lines has nothing do with the YSUS. This is either LVDS cable, logic board, the mainboard or worse, panel.

Cheers, Wizard
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-17-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,543
Posted By Wizard
Re: Laptop upgrade advice try #2

Pentium dual core mobile is significant performance bump (Around 2.0GHz-2.5GHz) compared to still wonderful Pentium M (2.0GHz).

Cheers, Wizard
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-11-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,543
Posted By Wizard
Re: Laptop upgrade advice try #2

I ask, why T60/T61? These are widescreen slimline notebooks.

There's R60 and R61 as well, more durable. But still, I'm nervous about nvidia chipset cooling is there reported issues or is the...
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