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Old Yesterday, 11:10 PM   #2501
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Default Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

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A Philips DVDR3455H DVD Recorder with 160GB HDD for $3.25 (These regularly sell for $100-$125 on eBay, and sold for $350 back in 2007 when they were new). I got it so cheap because it had a sticky disc tray (sometimes didn't come out when the open button was pressed), but a new belt fixed that and now it is a good as new.





It don't even have a 2000s' style PATA ribbon connected to the HDD, even when it looks like it's from 2006! It's apparently got a ribbon that's only UDMA 33 compliant! (The cable looks more like something from 1998, LOL)
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Old Yesterday, 11:29 PM   #2502
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Today's freebies is a dell dimension 2400....useless as tits on a boar
There's a good chance that the PSU has a bulging Elite cap, if not more of those bundles of misery! Elite caps, apparently can't even handle idling at low temps!

I made the discovery of a bulging Elite cap in a Dell Dimension PSU of a Dimension 2350 or the like, (probably Bestec, Delta or Lite-On) one day, on July 19, 2012, IIRC. It was a PC that hardly had been used, but was powered on regularly. Mostly idling in Windows or standby, LOL.
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