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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-22-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5,388
Views: 1,053,174
Posted By SkipP
Re: Your Best Dumpster Finds

I found and fixed a Pioneer VSX-522k. I sold it for $60, and found another Pioneer VSX-523k in the same alley in the original box. I fixed it, cleaned it up, and sold it on ebay for over $100 plus...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 01-22-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,824
Posted By SkipP
Re: Capacitor cooling - Heatsinks for caps

In the enthusiast/gamer computer world, heatsinks are often as much about aesthetics as they are about function. To many professionals the idea of aesthetically pleasing PCBs is stupid, but we really...
Forum: Announcements & Related News 01-22-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,078
Posted By SkipP
Re: Fake shit, or real thing from ebay.

I have sold caps on ebay before. They were all pulled off salvaged motherboards or other PCBs. I have had trouble keeping a job since 2009 (three layoffs, including one last month before Christmas),...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 01-22-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,902
Posted By SkipP
Re: Black screen in Windows after recap of motherboard.

I have had the same issue. In my experience you sometimes need to have every hole filled. I always thought this was superstition, but now i have come to accept it. If you know the PCB well, then you...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 01-22-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,712
Posted By SkipP
Re: Any more info on counterfeit Nichicons?

Is it safe to assume that caps bought at Radioshack are real? I have been using them for years. I am halfway through a project with 5 nichicons already soldered into place.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 01-22-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 283,328
Posted By SkipP
Re: The GOOD Capacitors Thread!!

I always loved Panasonic. I have fixed a lot of receivers/amps over the years (I used to be really into music, and as a teenager I would always take in broken gear and try to fix it myself, later I...
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