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Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-22-2019, 05:20 AM
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Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

And another large bin of random electronics! About 30lbs. Everything from a portable scanner and HP external LightScribe drive to an old Compaq laptop and a high-end 2008 Panasonic camcorder. Have...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-17-2019, 05:13 PM
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Views: 631,001
Posted By TechGeek
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

A buttload of electronics stuff. About a 50/50 split of AT and ATX computers, all but 1 picked through and with missing parts. Also got VCRs, DVD players, etc. Have not inventoried.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-04-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,934
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Posted By TechGeek
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I'd take 5 BNC sockets over the crazy mix of VGA, DVI-<insert standard here>, HDMI, DisplayPort, etc, etc, etc. One connection to rule them all.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-30-2019, 08:32 AM
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Posted By TechGeek
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Saved a Sony CDP-550 made in December 1987 from getting hurled into a dumpster at the 11th hour and 59th minute. Spotted it on a trailer of garbage getting thrown out, asked if I could have it, they...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 07-18-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,591
Views: 327,360
Posted By TechGeek
Lightbulb Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

Ooo, a PSU with a built in heater! /sarcasm
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-09-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3,934
Views: 631,001
Posted By TechGeek
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Philco Predicta. Those are PITA's to service.
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 06-26-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By TechGeek
Question Marantz 1030: Extreme Bias Voltage and Distortion on Left Channel

Hey all. I have this Marantz model 1030 amplifier with some problems.

Problem 1: Left channel has extreme distortion under any kind of load. If you crank the bass control, it distorts to hell and...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-02-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,934
Views: 631,001
Posted By TechGeek
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I could digitize those for ya.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-31-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,519
Posted By TechGeek
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

Could you try tearing it down completely and cleaning all the boards, interconnects, etc thoroughly and see if maybe that'll bring it back?
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-31-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,519
Posted By TechGeek
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

This may be worth a shot:
https://www.tulsa-ads.com/Sapulpa-/Automobiles-/Repair-shop-items-/Shop-Tools-/Sencore-CM2220-computer-monitor-analyzer-w-manual.JSP
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-21-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,519
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Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-16-2019, 05:37 PM
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Views: 814
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Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-07-2019, 05:18 AM
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Views: 631,001
Posted By TechGeek
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-for-Asus-X55A-X55C-X55U-X55VD-X55-X55X-X55CC-series-laptop-US-keyboard-black-/151181051784
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 04-30-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By TechGeek
Question RCA LEDB32B30RQ- Will this replacement mainboard work?

Hi all. I have the RCA TV mentioned in the thread title. I have determined that the mainboard is bad. When plugged in, it immediately turns itself on. It does not display a picture or play any sound....
Forum: General Computer Discussion 04-30-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 814
Posted By TechGeek
Re: Computer jobs that are like kicking yourself in nuts.

QFT

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 with a dead touchscreen/digitizer. It boots just fine, but I can't do fuckall with it. Need to save up the money to get the equipment to yank the NAND out of it and...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 04-23-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3,934
Views: 631,001
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Forum: General Computer Discussion 04-21-2019, 03:21 PM
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Views: 631,001
Posted By TechGeek
Forum: General Computer Discussion 04-09-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,519
Posted By TechGeek
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

That might look to still be useful for tracing out color video circuits (e.g. when repairing an older TV)
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-23-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,519
Posted By TechGeek
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

I could use one of them with those Gateway monitors... both of them probably need their geometry gone over extensively after a recap.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-23-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,519
Posted By TechGeek
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

You have a computer monitor analyzer? That's cool! I guess that's for CRT monitors?
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-22-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,934
Views: 631,001
Posted By TechGeek
Lightbulb Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Image is on the shaky side of things, and it's kind of washed out. Probably need to get a pattern generator and try to correct the geometry on it, since it seems to be a little out of whack, too.
...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-20-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 247,204
Posted By TechGeek
Re: Post your system.......

momaka: could you post a photo of the BSOD?

(sheer curiosity)
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-19-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,934
Views: 631,001
Posted By TechGeek
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored 2 CRT monitors yesterday-
Gateway FV/EV700 (built October 2000)- Working perfectly
Gateway VX700(built November 1999)- Had 2 problems- HV fault (wanted to arc to earth), fixed by cleaning...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-18-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,934
Views: 631,001
Posted By TechGeek
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Nice Sencore you got there! Here's an idea: Mod the displays to be backlit.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-17-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,934
Views: 631,001
Posted By TechGeek
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Got a BNIB Izod watch yesterday for free (was pulled from a repossessed vehicle in December 2018)
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