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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion Today, 12:36 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Update on the DV7-4040sb:

Running great - had to disable RAPID on the Samsung SSD (caused the laptop to freeze shortly after booting - around 3-4 minutes in). Also added a hacked up slim caddy w/...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-14-2021, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Thanks!

Yeah, Samsung's SSDs do wonders, regardless of the machine. I have the 250GB variant running on my main work laptop - an HP G6 with an AMD A4-3300M APU and 8GB of RAM, plus a 750GB HDD in...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-14-2021, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored a HP DV7-4040sb that needed reflowing, a 1TB Samsung 860 EVO SSD and a Samsung TS-L633C/3D DVD-RW from an ASUS K52N.
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 01-11-2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By Dan81
Re: ABIT BE6-II Posts, but can't enter BIOS

Nope, on these old boards it's all bad caps' fault. These are known to exibit these issues when the caps are bad.
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 01-09-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By Dan81
Re: ABIT BE6-II Posts, but can't enter BIOS

Replace every cap. The little buggers can stay I suppose, but the bigger ones (anything higher than 330uF) MUST go.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-06-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4,797
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Found a Ralink RT5390 WLAN card in a smashed HP G6 at the dumpster :lolsign:
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 01-05-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Dan81
Re: dv6000 gpu upgrade challenge

Could be worth a try, but I doubt it as the BIOS will likely reject any other type of ROM that isn't HP branded, more specifically the VID and PID of the card.

But as I said first, it may be worth...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 01-04-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Dan81
Re: dv6000 gpu upgrade challenge

Not quite. I meant the ROM file present in the main BIOS file - as in opening the DV6000 BIOS inside Phoenix BIOS Editor. You should see it there.

Here's a guide on what I am talking about:
...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 01-04-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Dan81
Re: replace 8600nvidia with radeon HD 3470

Just wanted to chime in and say that some of these shipped with ATI cards.

It will support 3450/3470/3650 as well as 4650 out of the box.

I have bought an 5920G with a defective 8600M GT and...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 01-04-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Dan81
Re: dv6000 gpu upgrade challenge

Maybe take a look at the VBIOS integrated into the main system BIOS? IIRC both 6000 and 9000 are Phoenix based so I'd guess it's just a matter of replacing the BIOS ROM inside the main system BIOS...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-29-2020, 06:55 AM
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Views: 284,391
Posted By Dan81
Re: Post your system.......

Just a random build:

MB: Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2V
CPU: Intel Core i3-540
RAM: 2GB DDR3 (for now)
HDD: 250GB Seagate (out of an ICY BOX USB3 enclosure)
PSU: 430W HKC
GPU: Radeon HD4850 512MB...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 12-22-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,583
Posted By Dan81
Re: Asus P5K SE/EPU USB Over Current Status Detected

Also worth noting (at least in my case) is checking if there isn't any jumper on the USB headers.

Stupid, I know, but I didn't notice the jumper placed on mine until I got the same message. Then...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-21-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4,797
Views: 781,479
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored an ASUS X52JC w/ Geforce 310M 1GB + i5 430M. Should be fun setting up Debian as a test - my dad's ASUS U36JC runs the same type of chips - 310M but soldered i5 480M. He complains that Debian...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-18-2020, 01:54 AM
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Views: 781,479
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Well, if one thing I can say about the DV6 I recently fixed... it's weird.

Installed Windows 7 and off the bat I could not install GPU drivers - if I installed HD4200, I couldn't install the 5470,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-16-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,797
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored a HP DV6-3100sl. Came with a bad GPU and NB, reflowed them and cleaned the crappy paste. No wonder these failed, the paste was that crappy white sour cream goo. Thankfully I had MX4 on hand so...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 12-15-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Dan81
Re: Pegatron M2N78-LA (rev. 3.02) freezes on POST with SATA drives attached

About cloning drives from different machines - you could have tried Paragon Adaptive Restore. Saved me a lot of headache of reinstalling Windows if the user wanted to preserve their data and upgrade.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-15-2020, 01:52 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I guess it's the Intel iGP variant? Some of these shipped with nVidia 9200M GS chips if my memory serves me right.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-14-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4,797
Views: 781,479
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Honestly, I wouldn't want to crack the battery open, but if there's one thing I can tell, is that it's as good as HP's genuine extended battery in terms of longevity - IIRC I used some battery time...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-13-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4,797
Views: 781,479
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Not really much of a score but I got a new keyboard for the DV6-2055eg posted above. Its original KB was a Deutsch matte keyboard, and the new one is a matte Nederlands one. Near pristine condition...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-11-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4,797
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored a DV6-2055EG today. Had bad screen, bad RAM sticks and missing BIOS info, but also had some goodies such as 320GB 7200RPM Hitachi HDD, as well as a C H U N K Y 9200mAh 3rd party (PowerY is the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 12-10-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Dan81
Re: Acer Aspire 8530 - without dedicated GPU

Or alternatively you could go with a Acer Mobility HD4650 1GB, p/n VG.M9606.005.
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 12-10-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Dan81
Re: Pegatron M2N78-LA (rev. 3.02) freezes on POST with SATA drives - take #2

Yes, I'm pretty sure it was wirebonds - the southbridge I hammered in it was a SiS962.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-06-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4,797
Views: 781,479
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Speaking of scores, here's a photo of two laptops I have fixed from some of my posts in this exact thread.


https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=225202&stc=1&d=1607282573
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Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 12-03-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 54,363
Posted By Dan81
Re: Acer Aspire 5740g dead (no power - no lights)

Although old thread, can also say I had success reviving a 5740G too. Same KBC issue, but since I didn't have a programmer, I just flashed the KBC on a old 775 mobo's SPI BIOS chip (GB GA-945GZM-S2...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 12-01-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Dan81
Re: Pegatron M2N78-LA (rev. 3.02) freezes on POST with SATA drives attached

Have enough faith.

I literally fixed a bad SiS southbridge on a Fujitsu Pentium 4 laptop by literally hitting the BGA with a hammer, but just enough that I didn't kill the board and have it still...
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