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Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By BigTroll
Re: Dell XPS M170 inverter or LCD?

Thank you I will have to look into getting another screen
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 06-17-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By BigTroll
Dell XPS M170 inverter or LCD?

I have a new to me Dell XPS M170 computer, upon booting up from cold the screen has a pink hue to it but goes away in around 10 seconds and will work anywhere from 2-10 minutes before flicking and...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-10-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By BigTroll
Re: I finally got one! 6700XT

Thanks for the comments guys, now that ive had the card a couple of weeks I can say its a sweet card, I finally can enable freesync 75hz on my LG 1440p ultrawide, and I saw huge FPS increases in all...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-21-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By BigTroll
I finally got one! 6700XT

Couldn't be a better day today, after upgrading my old x370 rig monday from a Ryzen 7 2700X and 16gb to Ryzen 9 3900X and 32GB I finally scored a Radeon 6700XT on amds website for MSRP of $479!

I...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-13-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4,984
Views: 848,151
Posted By BigTroll
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Got a Free Lenovo ThinkPad E550 that was going to the junk pile, was excited when I saw the i7 sticker but its a dual core i7, has a 2gb r7 265 though. I got 8gb ram in it now and a 500gb hitachi but...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-22-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By BigTroll
Re: Nichicon PC(M) replacement

I found these but 50v vs 16v for the original capacitance is the same.
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Rubycon/50RX3047M8X115/?qs=T3oQrply3y9uuGysgx62ww%3D%3D

I also found some guy trying...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-22-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By BigTroll
Re: Nichicon PC(M) replacement

Heres a picture of the bad cap next to what I think is a diode? I see a black pool under it but is that electrolyte from the cap or the diode?
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-21-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By BigTroll
Nichicon PC(M) replacement

Hello, Iam working on my dads EEC-IV computer from his 94 Lightning Pickup, it has bad nichicon PC(M) 2x47uf 16v and 1 10uf 63v what would be a decent replacement? I noticed Panasonic makes the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-31-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,465
Posted By BigTroll
Re: macOS Big SUR changed my life

I heard about it corrupting the spi rom or something on older machines, I also have a 1466 2014 Macbook Air and kept it on catalina for fear the update might bork it. Hope you find a solution to the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-31-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,465
Posted By BigTroll
Re: macOS Big SUR changed my life

Yeah my mac mini 2018 didn't have it, they started to remove it from models starting with the 2016 MBP, then added it back with big sur.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-05-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,585
Posted By BigTroll
Re: LG Gram

My dad was using a old acer aspire 9500 laptop 17 inch from 2006 and finally wanted a new one so he bought a 17 inch LG gram from costco with the 1065 g7 chip, I love the 2560x1600 16:10 display the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-04-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By BigTroll
Re: Psuedo-4K LCD panels

Even amoled TVs have the RGBW arrangement and just about all amoled phones use the pentile arrangement, I still think despite only 800x480 res or whatever it was my old Galaxy SII had the best...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 11-25-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,984
Posted By BigTroll
Re: Another custom C(r)apXon in FSP unit!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYNOuqRwR3M
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-17-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,465
Posted By BigTroll
Re: macOS Big SUR changed my life

I have a 2014 macbook air but so far I think i'll stay away from the update with my older machines, the 2018 mini was crashing for no reason with 10.14.6 mojave so updating to big sur ive had no more...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-13-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,465
Posted By BigTroll
Re: macOS Big SUR changed my life

Oh boy, looks like I upgraded too soon.Louis Rossmann said the new OS spies on you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS2lJNQn3NA
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-13-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,465
Posted By BigTroll
Re: macOS Big SUR changed my life

They did only on the 2016 up Macs but the old 2017 carry over air still had it, now its enabled again for all macs but you can disable it in the sound control panel.

Yup my iMac G5 is still in...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-12-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,465
Posted By BigTroll
macOS Big SUR changed my life

Happy to report since owning my 2018 mac mini since launch that with the BIG SUR update the startup chime is back, it even has more bass to it then the older startup chimes.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-06-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4,984
Views: 848,151
Posted By BigTroll
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I ran 95 on a Packard Bell 386SX16 and 8MB which was pretty bad.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-21-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By BigTroll
Re: WD drive "colors"

Ive ran across only a few green drives I have a used 2tb from ebay high 30k hours no realocated sectors, read and write speeds kinda suck but seems like a decent drive, but the blacks and blues have...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 09-06-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By BigTroll
Re: help with home a/c and circuit breaker

anyway I can check it with just a harborfreight centech multimeter I honestly don't know how to check caps. also it is a gentech which I guess was a spinoff of GE so its a decent quality cap I put it...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 09-06-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By BigTroll
Re: help with home a/c and circuit breaker

Circuit breaker is okay actually as soon as you turn the circuit breaker on the ac is buzzing also and my friend saw electrical sparks that looked like the end of the evaporative coil going to the...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 09-05-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By BigTroll
help with home a/c and circuit breaker

while I was gone today the women called me and said the a/c isn't working and the breaker is buzzing so she turned off the breaker. The a/c is a old 1993 model York so its nearing the end of its...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-30-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By BigTroll
Re: Another new (to me) laptop?

also wanted to throw out this model, we've been getting these in at the schools for new teacher laptops, they have a alluminum lid and feel pretty solid, only thing I don't like about them vs the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-26-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By BigTroll
Re: Another new (to me) laptop?

It never mentioned that for sure, nor could I find out what audio hardware it had, still hard to find the 4800H in anything and 16 threads would be awesome! I would buy it if I could, my best gaming...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-26-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By BigTroll
Re: Another new (to me) laptop?

HARDCORE https://slickdeals.net/f/14298893-new-legion-5-15-6-fhd-ips-144-hz-ryzen-7-4800h-16gb-ddr4-512gb-pcie-ssd-gtx-1660-ti-win10h-1000-f-s?src=catpagev2
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