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Old 01-24-2022, 04:44 PM   #28561
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My name is petabyte and I'm a forum junkie. :oops: I've been off the wagon for a number of years and countless times I've tried to stop but it's useless.. I need to feed my learning addiction.. :!:

Now just a bit about me.. I'm a fairly secretive guy in terms of privacy on the net.. especially when the things you write are visable to anyone with a net connection. But I love to share the info and knowledge I have, so that's why I'm here, to share and learn.

my formal education is that of an electronic engineer and I held a field service position with a firm for over 20 years.. that job is gone now along with company car and laptop <cry> oh well..
So needless to say (but i will) I've always tinkered with things.. yes, a hacker.. (too bad that term lost it's orignal meaning) a hardware hacker mostly.. hacking fixes in whatever I find that breaks.. (except for cars, I have friends for that) I got started a little late into the computers, my first box was an ibm pc-xt with a whopping 10meg HD,blazing fast 4.66mhz 8086 processor, 640k mem running dos 3.3.. man was I cool back then.. :roll: nevermind..

so these days, I'm forced to be a software guy as well.. as I fix pc's for friends and that usually means cleaning virus/trojan/adware and reinstalling OS's.. yeah hardware breaks but not that often :cry: so as a result, I keep up on my software knowledge by visting a few security forums.. and trolling around a few hardware forums as well.

now I found this place from a thread at motherboards.org/forums
where I've been hanging out lately.. it's a nice friendly place with some pretty smart people.. mostly, of course, it's about mobo's.. So this person mentioned badcaps.net and I recalled reading articles a year or so ago about the faulty caps and was curious as to what you guys were up to.. and I said "w00t.. they have a forum"..

and so now.. you're stuck with me :P

so what's your story ? come on.. give it up.. [/QUOTE]
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Old 01-24-2022, 04:49 PM   #28562
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Hello I have been in a lot of forums trying to get some information on how to repair my pa 12 infinity subwoofer and really have not had much luck getting information I need but 5 minutes on this forum I got more information than two days worth of time this is a good site with smart decent people thank you bad caps
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Old 01-24-2022, 10:28 PM   #28563
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Hey All, come from a long background of PC repair but specific electronic repair is not something I am very well versed in anymore, I look forward to talking to you all more and getting help with a few issues and helping others out with the knowledge that I do have
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Old 01-25-2022, 12:06 AM   #28564
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Hello everyone, I have been repairing radio equipment and laptops for quite a long time. But, Knowledge is power, and as always there are not enough of them))

Thank you for supporting this forum.
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Old 01-25-2022, 03:59 AM   #28565
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Hey All! I've been building/fixing PCs for quite some time now, but recently got into trying to diagnose and repair electronics of any sort. I've already learned so much just from casually browsing. Hoping to not only learn more, but contribute as well
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Old 01-25-2022, 06:50 AM   #28566
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Hi!

Found this forum after my laptop broke and have been watching a lot of Youtube and reading the forum for great tips on how to trouble-shoot power issues
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Old 01-25-2022, 11:40 AM   #28567
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Well I have nothing to about myself except for the fact that I am always ready to learn. I am merely a hobbyist and has a great passion and deep interest for anything that is technical and mechanical. Folks on the forum also seem friendly and helpful. Have a great one. Cheers!
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Old 01-25-2022, 11:42 AM   #28568
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Well I have nothing to say about myself except for the fact that I am always ready to learn. I am a hobbyist and I have a great passion and deep interest for anything that is technical and mechanical. Folks on the forum also seem friendly and helpful. Lets all have a good time here. Cheers!
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Old 01-25-2022, 12:19 PM   #28569
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Hi Everyone,

My name is John and I am from Canada. I have always been interested in electronics and computers. My background is in mechanical design and not electronics, but I have found it fun to take things apart and see how they work.

It wasn't until recently I ran across some broken computer components; motherboard and graphics card, that made me take the plunge and try to do some repairs on them.

I am one to always be opened to learning new things, and I hope to be able to contribute to this forum as well, with whatever limited knowledge I have.

John
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Old 01-25-2022, 12:27 PM   #28570
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ciao a tutti dall'italia mi occupo a livello hobbistico di pc e tutto quello che gira intorno ad essi spero di collaborare e di essere di aiuto ad altri
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Old 01-25-2022, 12:46 PM   #28571
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Hi all!

I'm Joseph from Sweden.
I've been tinkering around with electronics here & there for a while. Stumbled upon this forum & it looks like a good fit for my hobbies.

All the best,
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:28 PM   #28572
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Hi,

I joined this forum because I watched a video from youtube I think and am trying to fix my laptop.

- Bret
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Old 01-25-2022, 03:26 PM   #28573
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Hello to all,

looking forward to learning more about repairing new TV.
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Old 01-25-2022, 03:45 PM   #28574
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Hello, how are you, My name is Scaliburt, and I am the sword of Arthur Pendragon!

Nice to see you people, I consider myself a computer learner, I know little about the subject, but lately I prefer electronic components and digital electronics, of course, all this aimed at computing, mothers B. you know... I hope that we help each other, I am willing to listen and read them!!
I'll steal some of your wisdom folks, hehehe! Greetings
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Old 01-25-2022, 04:36 PM   #28575
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Hi All, from UK here trying to repair bits and bobs and learn a few things over time!
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Old 01-25-2022, 05:00 PM   #28576
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Hello, been tinkering with electronics since I was a wee child in the 2000s, always chanced across this forum in my numerous google searches and decided to finally sign up.
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Old 01-25-2022, 06:54 PM   #28577
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Was looking for schematics for a laptop I had in for service and lo and behold BCN had my back, figured I may as well stick around and share my (admittedly limited at times) knowledge of electronics, mainly retro consoles/computers, all the way up to the early '00s releases of the Xbox and PS2.
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Old 01-25-2022, 07:40 PM   #28578
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Hi to all,
i found this forum after i'm looking graphic cards schematic. I repair in my free time defective boards. And i found here a lot of information and hope find also help. Thanks to all for this good forum.
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Old 01-26-2022, 07:12 AM   #28579
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Hello everyone, my name is Lior Levi and I live in Israel
This is my first time here while I wrote this my first post.
I have HP ProBook 430 G5 2VP86EA and it's BIOS locked with password. no way to upgrade it but I'm enable to use the laptop and enter Windows 10. just the bios is locked.
The global manufacturer refuses to help me
The local lab wants to replace a motherboard for twice the price of a laptop.
I disassemble my laptop and removed the main battery and CMOS battery for few days but still the BIOS is locked.
Mother board model: DA0X8BMB6F0 rev F
Wrote on the BIOS chip: Gigadevice HH1742 25B127DSIG AP15471
From google search I saw some chip os programmer on amazon but I don't know nothing about it. I don't know if it can read and write my BIOS chip or not.
I also saw on ebay some chips for my laptop model but it's not mentioned there if the chips match my motherboard model.
And which manufacturer of the chip itself. Should the chip manufacturer and the chip model be the same as the existing chip?
Are there electrical voltages (volts, watts, amperes) that the chip supports?
How do I know if such a chip is suitable for my computer? That will not cause a short circuit.
what can I do? I really need expert help.
thank you.
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Old 01-26-2022, 07:46 AM   #28580
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Hello, let me introduce myself, Radegoub, I am from France and I am passionate about repairs but I am a novice.
For once that I really need help, I have to do the presentation.
I'm sure I'll learn a lot from you.
Glad to be with you.
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