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Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 07-10-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By pfrcom
Re: Gigabyte 7VM400M-RZ

Green caps are recent Suncon, albeit from eBay, checked on Transistor Tester before use - replaced KZGs which looked fine before removal

Tried with several different RAM, varying from DDR266 to...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 06-27-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By pfrcom
Re: Gigabyte 7VM400M-RZ

Poor choice of words - board always powers on, so no sign of POST would be more accurate

BTW here's pics meant to be in original, which I cannot now edit
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 06-26-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By pfrcom
Gigabyte 7VM400M-RZ

Pretty miffed when my 7VM400M-RZ stopped working, quite a handy board for testing Socket 462 processors

First try at resuscitation was replacing its larger capacitors, when that didn't work, all...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 06-24-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By pfrcom
Re: Laptop shutting down and refusing to restart till some time passes

You could try contacting
https://badcaps.net/forum/member.php?u=21626
who is also in Bucharest
Forum: BIOS & Schematic Requests! 06-21-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By pfrcom
Re: All in one PC Model :MS-6633 Bios

I had initial problem downloading from MSI, but then it came good

Have attached the download

A7437IMS.120, a 512MB file from the Zip, is likely to be the BIOS image (dump)
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 06-02-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By pfrcom
Re: Eprom programmer suggestion.

I downloaded TL866II+ manual, not exactly amateur-friendly for following:

Can it reflash a SOIC8 SPI chip in situ?

What accessories need to be purchased to handle this? (appreciate links)

Am...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 05-31-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,017
Posted By pfrcom
Re: Killed my Asus A7V266-E? Need advice

You forgot to mention counterfeit :eek:

I get my CR2032s from Daiso, the Japanese store

Two with Mitsubishi logo, made in Indonesia, are $2-80 (aud), Daiso's fixed price for everything
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 05-30-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,017
Posted By pfrcom
Re: Killed my Asus A7V266-E? Need advice

Not necessarily a bulletproof criterion

I recently replaced two CR2032 - one in a GM Vectra car key whose remote functions stopped working, the other in an Aldi electronic scale which wouldn't...
Forum: Schematic Requests ONLY! 05-27-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By pfrcom
Re: Service manual for Fujitsu Lifebook S7211

I -have- done that

After previous unsatisfactory experience with AliExpress
https://badcaps.net/forum/showpost.php?p=936620&postcount=2584
... I wanted to be better prepared

I'm considering...
Forum: Schematic Requests ONLY! 05-27-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By pfrcom
Re: Service manual for Fujitsu Lifebook S7211

Thanks, but I'm really after a manual which will give me a part no. for its battery (not in the User Guide)
Forum: Schematic Requests ONLY! 05-27-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By pfrcom
Service manual for Fujitsu Lifebook S7211

Could someone provide this please

The only possibility I could find on the Net requires sign-up with credit card needed for validation only (yeah right)
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-15-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By pfrcom
Re: MX-Linux 19.1 - Freaking Fast!

@bigbeark :rock::rock::rock:

https://badcaps.net/forum/showpost.php?p=935241&postcount=44
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-22-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,143
Posted By pfrcom
Re: New SSD hard drive in laptop computer what a difference in boot time

Thanks

I read something similar for the Lite-On and tried a couple of 20 minute efforts, but unfortunately didn't get lucky :frown:

FWIW, the Lite-On's label says F/W SRDB
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-22-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,143
Posted By pfrcom
Re: New SSD hard drive in laptop computer what a difference in boot time

How did you get new firmware on something not recognized?

I have a Lite-On LCT-256M3S-41 which isn't detected

Inside at U12 is a Winbond 25Q80BVNIG, a 1MB chip

But Dell's...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 04-12-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By pfrcom
Re: asus m4a78t

This jumper?
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 01-11-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By pfrcom
Re: HP ProBook 4510s low voltage battery

Have now opened another dispute on AliExpress with vendor Top Laptop battery Electronic Technology co., LTD

Their first response – couldn’t be more shifty

“Dear friend, I guess you bought wrong...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-08-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,852
Posted By pfrcom
Re: The 2020 Operating System Thread

Currently dual-booting MX Linux and Win10 on several notebooks, with MX as default

Rarely boot Win10, usually only to apply updates

My tips for MX:

1. Change preferences via GUI MX Tools, no...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 12-30-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By pfrcom
Re: HP ProBook 4510s low voltage battery

For comparison, here's what BatteryMon showed when I refitted the HSW battery which died before 10 recharges
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 12-30-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By pfrcom
Re: HP ProBook 4510s low voltage battery

Battery's controller seems to have had a fundamental failure (message after clicking BatteryMon Start)
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 12-27-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By pfrcom
Re: HP ProBook 4510s low voltage battery

Went to use ProBook after unused overnight for ~12 hours

Noticed orange charge light flickering, even though charger not plugged in

Sinking feeling, pressed power button, nothing

Notebook...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 12-27-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By pfrcom
Re: HP ProBook 4510s low voltage battery

Thanks mcplslg123

I've now fitted the battery, which worked fine and charged up without issue

FWIW, this is the second Jigu branded battery I've bought

Other was for a VAIO VGN-FW41E, where...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 12-26-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By pfrcom
HP ProBook 4510s low voltage battery

From AliExpress I bought battery described as replacement for HP HSTNN-IB89 which is 14.4V

What eventually arrived is marked HSTNN-1B1D, 10.8V

Contacted vendor who said “Our battery is 10.8V...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-25-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By pfrcom
Re: M$ Security Essentials (MSE) Stopped updating 3 days ago....

Me too - FWIW mine's set to check choose & install, usually do it daily (still haven't installed Silverlight though)

No getting round the fact that Windows Update is a real PITA - and IMO Win10 is...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-24-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By pfrcom
Re: M$ Security Essentials (MSE) Stopped updating 3 days ago....

Working OK here

Have you installed other updates? - if not, who knows what dependencies may be involved

Here's my details, couldn't work out how to get Info pic you've shown
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 09-09-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By pfrcom
Re: Dell Latitude E4310 slow boot

I haven't tried a HDD on primary SATA

Corrupted SSD had to be returned to Patriot in Taiwan

Different SSD works fine in a caddy using the optical drive bay
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