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Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 07-28-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Any good references for variable capacitor design?

I got a var cap off Amazon. Took a couple of months to get it. If you look at electronics suppliers they are available. As I remember the cap was around 365 pf . Don't remember the micro Henries of...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 07-26-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 870
Posted By desert-rat
Re: What are the 'actual' effects of old electrolytics in a vintage radio?

There a couple of YT videos on the different kinds of capacitors , why there used in that circuit , ect.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 07-22-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Blown cap on old dwell gauge - kal equip 2851

Did you try to see if it would work? Volts and ohms are easy to check. For tack and dwell you would need an old car with points.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 07-21-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Blown cap on old dwell gauge - kal equip 2851

Check it with an ohm meter. If you need a new one the color bands are a key to its value.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 07-20-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By desert-rat
Re: asking about any program to play large veiof iles with the extentiin .swf

I am surprised v l c won't play them
. It will play about everything else . You might check on soft pedia . They have a bunch of free players for dl and list the files they will play . If you're...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 07-20-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By desert-rat
Thumbs up Re: Blown cap on old dwell gauge - kal equip 2851

Yeah that's a res. Can you read the colors on it ? And yeah check whatever it is connected to.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Can a new computer smell like urine?

You might try the PC in a different room.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-07-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Can a new computer smell like urine?

Do you have young kids or critters?
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-02-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By desert-rat
Re: [Stupid Question #2] Why we are still using 12v on the ATX power source?

With the battery system on the new electric cars around 800v ,I can't wait until d I y ers with poor electrical skills start messing with them.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-01-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By desert-rat
Re: [Stupid Question #2] Why we are still using 12v on the ATX power source?

The old (ww2 era) aircraft tube radios had a small motor/ generator for the tube plate voltage ( 150-300 vdc typically)
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-01-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Reading resistor value by color band

It looks like brown,black, black, gold. 10 ohms, but can use an ohms meter .
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-06-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By desert-rat
Re: what to do with faulty hard drives?

Many years ago a guy told me he liked to hook 120v on small speakers . They used to make small hand held radios that used them. (1960s) He said they would give a loud buzz 4 a few seconds.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-06-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By desert-rat
Re: The 2022 Operating System Thread

Linux Mint. I have Ubuntu studio on one laptop. I don't really care for anything windows anymore.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-25-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Best cheap way to cool AMD FirePro S7000?

Years ago my dad used a under dash evap with a 6v fan on a 12 v vec. ( late 60s ) he took some old nicrome wire from an old heater . He played with the lenth untill he got 6 v on thefan .
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-25-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By desert-rat
Re: what to do with faulty hard drives?

A number of years ago a guy was buying a bunch of used but stil good HDD 3 1/2 as I remember in the 60 to 100 gig range . At a local used comp. place. When asked he said they were for target...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-22-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Best cheap way to cool AMD FirePro S7000?

2 fans in series, or use a dropping res.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-21-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Announcement: The Win-raid forums are closing

I remember when Steve Pavlina closed the Pavlina forum . Some of his mods started a forum of their own. He got mad and closed the forum. Basically a new age/ med phy ,self help site . I don't know...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-11-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,194
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Amish Computer - No, this is not a joke!

Like once a year they let their kids/young adults have a party day. Rom spring er . Probably not spelled right. Anyway they get to drink ,party, use modern electronics, ect. Decide witch life...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-08-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By desert-rat
Re: RPi Zero W using regular RPi1/2/3/4 hats?

It would be my guess that if the audio signal was assigned by the software to the right gpio pins it would work. But it's not my area of expertise. I am sure there are forums that have a Ardino/sbc...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-08-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By desert-rat
Re: RPi Zero W using regular RPi1/2/3/4 hats?

All I know about the single bord computers is from the YouTube videos on them . Any way I thought audio and everything else was on the board.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-08-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,055
Posted By desert-rat
Re: hp compaq dc7900 hang on first screen

Might be a bios issue. Have you tried to run a Linux distro from the USB drive?
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-01-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,672
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Windows 10 blues screen problem

No windows blues here .. I use Linux mint.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-31-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Backup advice needed

I guess if are thinking of fire or theft ,ect . you might want to store your copy some where else. I have my stuff on 1 ,2 , and 5 T bite usb drives , but most of my stuff is torrent files and stuff...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 05-18-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,178
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Ceiling Fan Speed Capacitor

If you all ready the 5 5 uf cap , I would try it . My guess is that the speed might be a little off .
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-17-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Design my own case or buy one?

I have a case that would almost work , but I don't want to get rid of it. It has 4 DVD drive slots and 1 3 1/2 floppy drive slot . Steel sides with some kind of Star wars art work. I think this...
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