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Old 08-28-2015, 06:56 AM   #1681
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Default Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Back on topic... I was given a 120v AC inflater/deflater, which works a hell of a lot better than canned air to blow dust out/off of things. May not seem like big score but some little things like that make a world of difference.
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:55 PM   #1682
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As gloomy as this may sound... all I have to say is: +1

I refuse to work on tablets and smart phones. Already had hell of a time trying to upgrade the memory on a Acer netbook today. Had to pry the keyboard so hard that I inevitably bent it a bit. No screws, latches only. And I hate latches. Sure was easy putting back together, though.
A 5$ mobile phone plastic disassembly toolset makes all the difference in the world. I have fixed my Samsung s3 two times already. I wouldn't even bother without plastic wedges and pry tools.

Edit: While I dont always use hot air to do smd work, you should really have a hot air station handy. Also kapton tape helps to avoid knocking off adjacent components.

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Old 08-29-2015, 10:49 AM   #1683
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lol
it says to fuckoff because i'm not from the right cuntry!
That's xtremely SME, UMG and WMG-esque bullshit.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:40 PM   #1684
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That's xtremely SME, UMG and WMG-esque bullshit.
can you expand on those 3 letter things, i lost my secret decoder ring!
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:53 AM   #1685
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can you expand on those 3 letter things, i lost my secret decoder ring!
Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.

The big-3 record companies. That apparently want to rule YouTube.

90 percent of content-id claims and IP bans are because of those suckers!

And never mind EMI, because UMG gobbled up EMI!

UMG wants to rule the world.....

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Old 08-30-2015, 12:19 PM   #1686
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too bad they dont have any decent music between them like hollyweird doesnt have any decent films then.
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:20 PM   #1687
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Scored two HP L2245wg LCDs for $5 a pop... too big for my desk!

Still, the picture quality is pretty nice... Good thing I have decent graphics to back them up (2x Geforce 250 SLI'd).
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(2x Geforce 250 SLI'd).
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:18 AM   #1689
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I said decent, not "gamer".
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:33 PM   #1690
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A few months ago, a friend gave me a Laptop Acer Aspire 5738Z, which would not start, this laptop found him on the street 1 year.
Its failure was the ram memory did not contact and prevented the start, clean the contacts of the memory module with an eraser, and he returned the computer to life.
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And in a second-hand market, buy 2 sticks 2GB DDR2 for $ 3 (without error memory). (installed on my Core 2 Quad Q8200)

Then in the same second-hand market, buy 2 computers for $ 18 each.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:19 PM   #1691
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Being as that's a GM45 chipset you can pick up a T/P9000 series Core 2 Duo for it which would be a huge upgrade over the Pentium it has now.

Not sure how much they are there, but a T9400 is about $11 here.
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:36 PM   #1692
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cpu's are pretty expensive in Europe compared to the u.s.
i see this on ebay a lot when i'm searching for something specific.
it can be as much as 3 times the price.
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Old 09-02-2015, 05:14 AM   #1693
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Here they are more expensive, but if I look good I can find something cheaper.
The drawback to the P9000 series is worth a fortune.
if I can, purchasing 2 T9400 for my aspire 5738Z and 5732Z. T9400 are at € 14 ($ 15 US)
the T4200, for basic tasks, web, office, and watch movies in 1080, for me it is going well. But if I can improve, I'll try to get those T9000.
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:34 PM   #1694
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Went on ebay to check for any cheap Vivitar or whatnot Nikon lenses and ran across a Sigma 35-80 f/4-5.6 DL autofocus lens, $12 BIN, free shipping.

Now waiting for the $12 lens as a temporary lens until I can get another Nikon 28-105 f/3.5-4.5D, being as that's had fucked focus for a while and recently the electronics gave out.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:47 PM   #1695
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Scored a Sony PRS-300 e-reader for $10.

Wiped it and threw on PRS plus (aftermarket GNU firmware). Only thing that's "broken" is the clock is stuck in 24hr mode (the setting only changes the view in the time settings only). Also, half the PRS plus apps don't work 100%, mainly due to the lack of a touchscreen and/or a few extra buttons. Being a budget model, I'm stuck with the measly 420mb of internal storage (440 before PRS plus), no card slot.

On the plus side I now have something to use as a replacement owner's manual for my truck... If I had expandable storage I'd also throw in my electronic "copy" of the half-useless Haynes manual (which is 250mb, due to it being scanned images of the pages).
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:17 PM   #1696
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Bentley manuals are said to be very good.
unlike haynes they have *real* schematics in them!
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Old 09-05-2015, 10:00 PM   #1697
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Bentley manuals are said to be very good.
unlike haynes they have *real* schematics in them!
Since one can get the actual service manuals for $30 a pop in electronic form, it sorta makes these manuals pointless. Haven't gotten one for my truck though, as usually I can find the info I need online.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:40 PM   #1698
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Picked up some decent stuff this morning at boot sale

Vintage Hitachi K-62L TV / Radio / Cassette Boom Box £3 (Everything works apart from tape, I think it needs drive belts changing)

Logitech Z-10 Speakers £10 - Work but backlight LEDs need replacing

Vintage Pioneer Cassette / Radio £2 - doesn't work but doesn't appear to be tampered with

Couple of PVRs 250GB HDD - Working £1 each

Sony Xperia J - £15 working

In car camera with 2.5" LCD screen - £2 looks new

and a few other bits and bobs. Missed out on a spectrum with a box full of games that went for peanuts

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Old 09-06-2015, 01:00 PM   #1699
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what are the pvr's?
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:07 PM   #1700
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what are the pvr's?
Crappy ones, freeview with just scart (no hd or hdmi) 250GB cant complain though for a quid each.

(Ill edit post in a bit with brand)

2 weeks ago I scored a humax PVR for £4.50, sold it for £120

Love this thing though, looks so cool. Also portable but takes 10 huge batteries!!

Anyone had to change drive belts on cassette decks?
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