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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion Yesterday, 04:01 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

It's from the G6000 series, if that helps. Similar board to DV6000 series laptops.

On topic, scored a free Aspire 5536G from a friend. Won't post (was never opened beyond removing the keyboard) so...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-11-2019, 02:45 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

On topic of laptops - momaka, how's a HP G6065EM? I just found one at my friend's workplace - it's missing a LCD,DVD-RW, HDD etc. Do you think it's worth ressurecting? Or should I look for something...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-10-2019, 02:24 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Yeah, I ended up gutting it. One of the "MAXIM" power chips went silently FUBAR (without any visible signs, other than that it heats up to insane amounts) and I don't have any replacements.

As for...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-08-2019, 07:12 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored a cheap Dell Inspiron 1520. C2D T5450, 2GB RAM, 320GB WD Scorpio and a 128MB (or 256MB, idk yet) Geforce 8600M GT.

Haven't been able to turn it on though, because it seems the HP charger's...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-06-2019, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I've had my fair share of success with Acers bearing nVidia chipsets, it can't be THAT bad at this point.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-06-2019, 02:33 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I've seen that thread. HP wasn't the best either, but at least my NX7400 (made from 7300 parts lol) doesn't need a big heatsink to cool a T5500, since it runs on a integrated Intel GPU. Not the best...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-04-2019, 01:00 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Rarely it hovers over 60. It usually hovers in the 56-57 range, and the MB around 50. Youtube though, it goes berserk - I recorded temps in the 70 range.


Much better than a Packard Bell that had...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-01-2019, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored these freebies:

Epox EP-8RDA3I w/ Athlon XP 1700
HP original charger for NX7300
Gigabyte 8400GS 512MB
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-30-2019, 12:59 PM
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Views: 250,475
Posted By Dan81
Re: Post your system.......

Lately I've been diving into laptop stuff. So I thought I should post a few of my picks. Some are WIP and some are finished laptops that I tend to use daily.

Laptop 1 - Acer Aspire 5738

ATI...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-29-2019, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Fixed the other one that had a MXM slot too! Apparently both the 8600M GT I have (Aspire 6530 and 5520) are dead. It does work fine with a Radeon Mobility X1400 128MB, although the VGA BIOS version...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-28-2019, 11:49 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Depends at what level I keep the laptop. It also reaches that temp because of the battery Acer decided to put - who thought a regular 4400mAh battery would be enough for a 17" screen, a Turion 64 X2...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-28-2019, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Another laptop fixed from the recent pile of laptops I got. It's a HP-Compaq NX7300. Core Duo T2250 (the crappiest dualcore you can get), 80GB Fujitsu HDD, GMA-4082W DVD-ROM. I installed 2x1GB DDR2...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 11-25-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 287
Posted By Dan81
Re: Acer 8930G hangs on Acer logo

On older chipsets (pre 1st gen i3), the GPU is usually integrated into the chipset northbridge (in the case of GM45 for example). PM45 is exactly the mobile version of P45, while GM45 would be...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 11-25-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 287
Posted By Dan81
Re: Acer 8930G hangs on Acer logo

I'd say to try and replace the caps with 4x470uF.

Some will power on without the CPU but then kill power about 2 seconds after. (at least on my 6530's old board) As for the GPU, it will either...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-24-2019, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Update on the Acers:

- the 7220 was actually a 7520 as well.

Anyways - as I said, a reflow on the non-MXM 7520 brought it back to life. I can see why it died though - fan was dusty as hell,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-21-2019, 11:14 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Went and helped a friend clean some of his stuff and scored some MOAR laptops:

-Acer Aspire 7220 - needs reflow on MCP, has MXM slot
-Aspire 7520 - needed reflow on MCP, now works fine
-Aspire...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 11-20-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 287
Posted By Dan81
Re: Acer 8930G hangs on Acer logo

Yeah, my replacement 6530 board came with a AVermedia A310 TV tuner as well. Shame I can't use it as it can't find any channels.

Unless the owner needs it, try and remove it and check if the board...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 11-19-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 287
Posted By Dan81
Re: Acer 8930G hangs on Acer logo

Yes, due to not enough filtering.

4x330 won't cut it - use 4x470uF caps. This is because the 6930G and 8930G use a lot more power.

6530, 6930, 8530 and 8930 are real beasts if you know how to...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 11-19-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 287
Posted By Dan81
Re: Acer 8930G hangs on Acer logo

Check the cap values where the original NEC-TOKIN was. They should be 470uF caps, not 330uF.
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 11-17-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 250
Posted By Dan81
Re: Lenovo G500 : Accidentally disabled the Intel video card in modded BIOS (bricked)

I'd agree with KvnTM on removing the CMOS battery. The modded BIOS should, by default, have the Intel iGPU enabled and set to a default memory size.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-17-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 646,699
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Back again with another free score, a HP-Compaq NX7400 that just needs a front panel board (it's missing).
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-17-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4,144
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored about 12 Acer Travelmates for free. They were all Celerons (except for about three of them which were one DDR400 based Turion and 2x DDR2 based Turions) and most were IDE. I managed to save a...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 11-16-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By Dan81
Re: Acer Aspire 6530G powers on for 7 seconds, then turns off and cycles.

Just an update, but I somewhat fixed this one.

Board was kill, so I ordered another one (same ZK3 board but older revision) and it works well, and so does the 8600M GT.

The issue itself though...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-13-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 646,699
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored another free Acer from a friend - Acer Aspire 5738Z - has 4GB RAM, a 320GB Seagate Momentus Thin HDD. I can see now why he gave it for free - while it works on the charger, the battery circuit...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-10-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 646,699
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored some freebies:

Acer Aspire 5310 - for parts - powers on but it has missing CPU,RAM and all that stuff lol. The LCD wasn't removed tho.
Zida 5STX socket 7 mobo - nice lil' i430TX board....
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