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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-27-2020, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Skunch
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

My current machine is a mix of killer deals and free stuff. I've got an asus rampage iii formula for free, and I bought a 1070 from a coworker for 200 CAD. I'm running a 980X with 24gb ddr3, and it's...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-27-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Skunch
Re: Help me find a replacement power supply!

I dont have a roku, I enjoy recycling stuff. Buying new is the last option.



I'll clarify; I'm going to use it for torrents, watching movies off the HDD, and all manner of seedy streaming...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-26-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Skunch
Re: Help me find a replacement power supply!

Here's a pic of the blown cap. There's also two with slight bulge at the top
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 09-26-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By Skunch
Re: Tool Recommendation: soldering iron and hot air station

I have watched his videos regarding hot air stations, I absolutely trust his endorsements
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-26-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Skunch
Re: Help me find a replacement power supply!

I opened the Macron PSU because it was making noise, and found some leaky/swollen caps. If I dont get it recapped, I'll probably cut the rear facing panel and drill some holes so I can mount a modern...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-23-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Skunch
Re: Help me find a replacement power supply!

Ah yes, I have run into that as well. I would absolutely buy that if I had an on board video solution that was compatible with windows 10. Unfortunately theres no support for an onboard radeon x1200,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-23-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Skunch
Re: Help me find a replacement power supply!

Yeah it's an oddball form factor from days long past. I saw an image in google with a graph showing psu dimensions, and I thought it was "slim atx", though I cant find that anywhere now.

Looks...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-22-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Skunch
Re: Help me find a replacement power supply!

AM2+ Phenom X4 9950. I was going to use 4x4 ddr2 sticks, but for some reason they stopped working after a bios update



it's not, it's skinnier and longer, and an ATX PSU does not fit into the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-22-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Skunch
Re: Nvidia 3090 back connections leaked to the public

ohhh lawdy

Who's ready for 8.8% percent better performance for twice the price of a 3080???
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-22-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Skunch
Help me find a replacement power supply!

Hey everyone, I'm trying to find a suitable replacement for this old "slim ATX" power supply. I have an old case in the slim ATX form factor that I want to turn into a home theater PC with "new" (not...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 09-20-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By Skunch
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 09-19-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By Skunch
Re: Tool Recommendation: soldering iron and hot air station

I'd be doing work on parts with low thermal mass; desktop and notebook boards, personal electronics, etc.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 09-18-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By Skunch
Re: Tool Recommendation: soldering iron and hot air station

is it possible to get curved tips for the atten 8586?
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 09-17-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By Skunch
Re: Tool Recommendation: soldering iron and hot air station

Wow, this is really helpful! Looks like I'll invest in a hot air station down the road, but for now I'm probably going to grab the KSGER T12, though it's going to be a while before I buy it, money is...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 09-12-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By Skunch
Re: Tool Recommendation: soldering iron and hot air station

Thanks for the replies everyone, I recycle and refurbish computers as a side gig and hobby, and I'm looking to expand my skill set beyond playing with the adult lego.

I'm looking for a something...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 09-10-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By Skunch
Re: Tool Recommendation: soldering iron and hot air station

I'm trying to learn how to work on surface mount components, and I want something better than my 30 year old heat gun
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 09-10-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By Skunch
Tool Recommendation: soldering iron and hot air station

Please let me know if I'm posting in the wrong sub forum, but I am looking for any recommendations for a soldering iron and hot air gun station for my workshop. I've been using a garbage plug in wand...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 08-05-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By Skunch
Re: YDD Light Saber repair

C5 now consistantly reads 15 and then drops 14.5, and C6 is always 60, and then drops down to 59.5, both are measured on the 200 ohm scale

I plugged it in to charge over night, but it still...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 08-04-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By Skunch
Re: YDD Light Saber repair

So I took it to my local electronics repair guys, and they treated me really well. he looked over the whole board and probed everything on it, fluxed and reflowed all the components and he replaced...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 07-28-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By Skunch
Re: YDD Light Saber repair

Yes, C5 and C6 are on the 200-Ohm scale

I've attached a pic of U5 and U4, it's hard to read, but some characters are stamped into the top. it appears to read "LTH7"

U4 reads "8002B" and "CJCJ1V...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 07-27-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By Skunch
Re: YDD Light Saber repair

I removed the post, and the IC still gets burning hot, in a matter of 10-15 seconds. I'm not super skilled with a multimeter, and mine is german for some reason (I'm in canada). If the info I provide...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 07-25-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By Skunch
Re: YDD Light Saber repair

that's because it is! Good eye, friend!



it appears to be unmarked, but take a closer look if you'd like
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 07-24-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By Skunch
Re: YDD Light Saber repair

I'm not sure, but I'll take a closer look when I get home from work.



I'll take a closer look in about 7 hours, but it when I looked closely, it appeared to be unlabeled.
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 07-24-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By Skunch
Re: YDD Light Saber repair

Okay, here's some pics to help this make more sense.

First pic is the original battery; The website leads to a dead domain, I've tried contacting them on facebook and ebay, but they will not sell...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 07-22-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By Skunch
Question YDD Light Saber repair

hello everyone, I am attempting to replace a battery on a toy light saber for a friend. I finally found two batteries that actually fit in the hilt.

The original battery is a 3.7v 700mah lithium...
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