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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-17-2021, 02:56 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

And if you do pronounce it, I claim dibs!
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-16-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 884,439
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

The sign might use a serial console interface. Like you'd use with PuTTY. But without the serial parameters you'd be SOL.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-16-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 884,439
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Not sure if this counts, but I'll post it.

Best offered down a Lenovo Thinkpad T440s... 8GB DDR3 (4GB soldered + 4gb SoDIMM). 2.1GHz Quad i7. 1080p screen with one pixel line intermittent (was...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 09-01-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By ratdude747
Re: damn. I'm disappointed these high quality caps made my power supply worse

Three items:


Capacitors aren't the only thing that fail in PSUs. Trasistors and MOSFETs like to blow up as well!
Did you get legit caps? If you got them on eBay or alibaba/aliexpress, then...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-01-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Recommendation for Pentium II PSU

This. Such a common problem, we even have a smiley for it:

:redx:
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-31-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Samsung UN70NU6900FXZA PSU failure?

That's the board number.

Pulled the board. Seems I was probing the wrong thing as power on (JP811). :duh:

JP819 is not shorted to ground. your description matches. After re-installing the...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-30-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Samsung UN70NU6900FXZA PSU failure?

All tests since post #5 have had the main board cable unplugged from the the PSU.

If power_on is pulled up, then why with no cable connected is it reading 0v and coming up as a dead short to...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-30-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,520
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Topcat's Acer Dual Slot 1 Server? - The Acer Altos 1100

Get a PCIe USB 3 card with a front header. Stash it between the GPUs. that'll get your USB3 ports up front working the way they were intended :D
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-28-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Samsung UN70NU6900FXZA PSU failure?

Verified that the 0V pin I was using is indeed tied to chassis ground.

Odd thing is the power on PSU connection (the jumper link pictured in the first post) is showing up as shorted to ground......
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-28-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 884,439
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

...and funny enough, he's getting the insignia since I'm out of space and don't really have a need. The LED strips are hosed... point, match, game.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-28-2021, 10:19 AM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Found a 2019 Insignia 55inch 4k smart tv roadside in the country.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-55-class-led-4k-uhd-smart-fire-tv-edition-tv/6245800.p?skuId=6245800

Seems to work......
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-28-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Samsung UN70NU6900FXZA PSU failure?

Attached are pics.

Cable unplugged, power on is at 0v. Still 12.95v on standby.
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-27-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Samsung UN70NU6900FXZA PSU failure?

Unplugged the main board cable from the PSU, plugged in power, backlights came on and stayed on. Nice and bright.
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-27-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Samsung UN70NU6900FXZA PSU failure?

Will try when I get home from work. The back lights were coming on at times during the blinking red light routine... white and bright.
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-26-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By ratdude747
Samsung UN70NU6900FXZA PSU failure?

Scored a Samsung UN70NU6900FXZA curbside several days ago.

Issue is it won't turn on and blinks the power light (red) constantly. Upon opening it up and retesting, it is flashing the backlights...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-25-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 994
Posted By ratdude747
Re: never trust samsung

If all they're being used on is units that were reported by stores as looted, fine. No different then dye packs on stacks of money.

If they're using it every time they detect a new owner... heck...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-24-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Recommendation for Pentium II PSU

To the OP: I'm pretty sure I have a some delta/hipro 250W PSUs that are 5V heavy I could part with. I do know I have a 300W delta out of a PIII compaq presario that's an absolute beast. I know I had...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-22-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,181
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Some True BCN History - Homecoming of a long lost friend!

Better than my 1.75TB 14 drive RAID 10 setup... made of 250GB 7200 Seagate's. Wanna talk about outdated bullpuckey :D
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-22-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 884,439
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Curbsided a Samsung 70" 4k on my way to church. Seems to have a PSU failure...

Unlike the vizio, it has a tuner... hmm...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-17-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 884,439
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Goodwill again: Scored a used but working Corsair CX430 for $15. 10+ year old 430W PSU... not very efficient (not 80+!), but from what I found on hardware secrets, a solid build CWT. Maybe a bit too...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-14-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,520
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Topcat's Acer Dual Slot 1 Server? - The Acer Altos 1100

One of my supermicro EATX cases doesn't have a reset... my massive tower cases with midplanes do though.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-12-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 884,439
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Two goodwill scores:

Vizio E221-A1 22" 1080P TV ($6). No remote, but fully functional. Has one HDMI, one VGA/3.5mm, and one Component/Composite input, along with USB and a tuner.

A really old...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-09-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,520
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Topcat's Acer Dual Slot 1 Server? - The Acer Altos 1100

Sure do. As long as GPU prices stay obscene, I'm still winning! :owned:

As soon as they're not, I'm dead meat... :facepalm:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-08-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 884,439
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Made a few tech scores at goodwill today:

-Startech USB32VGAE USB 3.0 VGA adapter ($1): Seems to work fine. Will either keep on my work bench (since the KVM uses VGA and it does support a couple...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-05-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,520
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