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Old 12-28-2018, 12:39 AM   #3361
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I could use a few of them....4~6 of them would be lovely for some security system stuff around here.
The shop is supposed to be closed over the holidays, so they MIGHT still be there when I next visit. OTOH, the warehouse manager said he was going to put in some time over the "break" to try to get things cleaned out. If so, I'd imagine all of the pallets that I marked as "scrap" will already have been scrapped.

But, I'll send him an email telling him to pull some of the UPSs off the pallet, if they're still around.

(Limited space in the warehouse and stuff comes in every day so it doesn't take long for it to fill up. And, being closed for so long means there will be a rush of "new stuff" demanding storage space on reopening. No doubt this is what inspired the manager to try to "get ahead" a bit.)
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:09 PM   #3362
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The shop is supposed to be closed over the holidays, so they MIGHT still be there when I next visit. OTOH, the warehouse manager said he was going to put in some time over the "break" to try to get things cleaned out. If so, I'd imagine all of the pallets that I marked as "scrap" will already have been scrapped.

But, I'll send him an email telling him to pull some of the UPSs off the pallet, if they're still around.

(Limited space in the warehouse and stuff comes in every day so it doesn't take long for it to fill up. And, being closed for so long means there will be a rush of "new stuff" demanding storage space on reopening. No doubt this is what inspired the manager to try to "get ahead" a bit.)
Awesome, and thanks! I'm sure the batteries are toast...but that's to be expected with recycled UPS's....but replacements are plentiful and inexpensive if you shop around. Those smaller UPS's will run PoE injector/cameras or a PoE switch for hours with healthy batteries.
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:31 PM   #3363
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Awesome, and thanks! I'm sure the batteries are toast...but that's to be expected with recycled UPS's....but replacements are plentiful and inexpensive if you shop around. Those smaller UPS's will run PoE injector/cameras or a PoE switch for hours with healthy batteries.
If they're still there, I'll pull their batteries as that's needless weight to ship.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:00 PM   #3364
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If they're still there, I'll pull their batteries as that's needless weight to ship.
Excellent. No worries, the batteries are probably toast anyway.... Anytime I get a used UPS, it gets fresh batteries.
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Old 12-30-2018, 03:41 AM   #3365
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Scored a Sapphire Radeon X1650 Pro 512MB AGP for exactly $1. Works fine, aside from a seized fan which I removed and currently looking for a replacement, and a bad G-Luxon 1500uF 6.3v near the power port which was replaced with a Rubycon MBZ 10v 1000uF. (didn't have a 1500uF cap in my cap inventory)
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:11 PM   #3366
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Another Dell 3007. Double-edged sword -- delightfully large... but takes up a sh*tload of space (because of that!)
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:14 PM   #3367
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Hows about those UPS's?
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:58 PM   #3368
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Hows about those UPS's?
I haven't been back to that place, yet. (There are several places that I visit for "toys" ) My email was never answered but that could just be laziness on the warehouse manager's part. Seems like most people use text messaging, nowadays, instead of email (I don't have cell phone service).
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:01 PM   #3369
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I haven't been back to that place, yet. (There are several places that I visit for "toys" ) My email was never answered but that could just be laziness on the warehouse manager's part. Seems like most people use text messaging, nowadays, instead of email (I don't have cell phone service).
Ok, no worries.....I'll keep my fingers crossed!

I need to make my rounds for toys as well.....it's been a month, they're probably missing me by now.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:44 PM   #3370
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Ok, no worries.....I'll keep my fingers crossed!

I need to make my rounds for toys as well.....it's been a month, they're probably missing me by now.
I'm finding many of my colleagues (across the country) are being slow to "get back in gear" after the holidays. It's as if we've all woken up a bit earlier than we wanted to and are collectively asking "Awww, just give me ten more minutes..." :<
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Scored some NIIIICE freebies:

PS3 model CECHC03 - no HDD, it's one of the BC models
Sound Blaster Audigy SE SB0570
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer SB0750
Logitech X-210 2.1 Sound System - this one I need to rewire the panel.
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:14 PM   #3372
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Went to another Carboot in a different city as all local ones closed till spring.

Got

2 x ps3 80gb / 5 each / tested working (console only)
2 x Wii’s complete with 5x remotes and a bonus Mario Kart in one of the consoles! 20 for bundle
Humax Youview 500gb freebies recorder - 8

That’s it, got this nav thing last week like what trekkers use which was pretty cool.
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:16 PM   #3373
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Another Dell 3007. Double-edged sword -- delightfully large... but takes up a sh*tload of space (because of that!)
Quality monitor that had one a few years ago.
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:19 PM   #3374
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Another "broken" (hmm, I wonder why it has no output, oh the muting button is pressed ) stereo receiver, an Onkyo TX-910 (45Wpc circa early 1990s) for $7:








This thing sounds great, it still can't beat my Marantz Model 2015, but it beats out any of the digital-tuning receivers I have sound quality wise.

And an Audiotronics 612 suitcase turntable for $10, not the worlds greatest sounding turntable, but still much better than the Crosley Cruiser or any of the other Chinese garbage out there today and is built like a tank.






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Old 01-07-2019, 07:36 PM   #3375
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That receiver possibly would be as late as the mid-1990s.

Looks like the same thing as a Technics, LOL.

Looks like the design from probably the late-1980s, held on until at least the Bush Jr. era, if I was correct about mine being made in 2002. Going by my Technics SA-EX140!
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:05 PM   #3376
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That receiver possibly would be as late as the mid-1990s.

Looks like the same thing as a Technics, LOL.

Looks like the design from probably the late-1980s, held on until at least the Bush Jr. era, if I was correct about mine being made in 2002. Going by my Technics SA-EX140!
The TX-910 was made from 1993-1995 but Onkyo was using a similar design/chassis on their stereo receivers through the early 2000s. I believe the Technics SA-EX140 used an integrated circuit amp which would mean it would have more in common with the Onkyo TX-18 (the TX-18 sounds pretty good for an IC amp, but not as good as the TX-910) I picked up a couple months ago than the TX-910 which uses discrete transistors.
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Another "broken" (hmm, I wonder why it has no output, oh the muting button is pressed ) stereo receiver, an Onkyo TX-910 (45Wpc circa early 1990s) for $7:
That's very funny!

Though I have to admit, I've had some "duh" moments like that myself. Once, for example, I was testing a PSU I just recapped. I couldn't figure out why the PSU no longer powered after I recapped it. Then I noticed I had forgotten to plug the power cable in the PSU. DUH!!!

Anyways, nice amp again.
It may only be 45 W/ch, but I see it supports 4 Ohms speakers when in "A or B" mode. That's not too common for stereo amps. But it's good, in case you want to test some 6 or 4-Ohm speakers.

Also nice that it uses discreet transistors - makes it a lot more serviceable, should one of those need replacing. Nothing worse than having to look for a discontinued IC that no one makes or sells anymore.

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Scored a Sapphire Radeon X1650 Pro 512MB AGP for exactly $1. Works fine, aside from a seized fan which I removed and currently looking for a replacement, and a bad G-Luxon 1500uF 6.3v near the power port which was replaced with a Rubycon MBZ 10v 1000uF. (didn't have a 1500uF cap in my cap inventory)
That's a really good video card! Prices of good AGP video cards are starting to go a bit crazy right now (well, ATI less than nVidia).

Make sure to keep it cooled well (under 55C at all times), as it's from the time of the Xbox 360 days and a bit failure prone. Better yet, also add a small heatsink (chipset HS from dead motherboard will do) on the ATI bridge chip (if it has one) on the back of the video card. Those tiny exposed dies run very hot and are another reason these cards stop working after a while.

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Old 01-07-2019, 08:45 PM   #3378
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that tuner - damn it has the 2 biggest things that piss me off.

1: captive mains cable - inlet cost too much for them??
2: unearthed metal chassis - great way to die if the primary side gets damaged inside.
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that tuner - damn it has the 2 biggest things that piss me off.

1: captive mains cable - inlet cost too much for them??
2: unearthed metal chassis - great way to die if the primary side gets damaged inside.
Not sure about the rest of the world but in the US those are both very common.

Some more recent mid/higher-end receivers($500+) have detachable mains cables but up until a few years ago all but the absolute top-of the line models had a captive mains cable.
I don't think I've ever seen a grounded (3-prong) plug on a receiver in the US, always just 2-prong (and if you go back to the 1960s and earlier "hot-chassis" were common with an un-polarized plug so you got a nice shock if you plugged it in "backwards").

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maybe coz your mains voltage is half-missing!
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