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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-21-2022, 05:46 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: [Q] Format Bitlocked M.2/NVME ?

No, M2 can also be NVME... and T780/T790 is new enough to use such (my T460s was the first T4xx to support NVME).
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-17-2022, 10:37 PM
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Views: 1,223,338
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

This is getting in the weeds, but good old ATI chipsets (like for Socket 478 P4's) were also known for not POSTing when the CMOS battery is toast.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-31-2022, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5,496
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I have that model scope (Heathkit 1012). My former college professor (may he rest in peace) built it when he was 18 and gifted it to me when he lost his office space (along with a bunch of other...
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 08-30-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,966
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Netgear = By far the most horrible support ever!

I've used it... for me, the potential performance gains aren't enough to warrant the difficulty of setup and maintenance. But I do have a few gigabit N Linksys routers on the shelf that are only...
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 08-30-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,966
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Netgear = By far the most horrible support ever!

DD-WRT.

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=272692&stc=1&d=1661904273

That said, I need to redo it on a newer firmware as Kong builds are abandonware. I've been stuck in...
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 08-30-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,966
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Netgear = By far the most horrible support ever!

My Nighthawk router is still going strong... same model as the one I gave you (Topcat).

But otherwise, Nutgear can take a hike... I've had hit and miss luck with them myself. I use a lot of thier...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-29-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 1,223,338
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Another cartload of fun at the goodwill outlet.

In what weighed in as a $25 cartload, I scored:


A Dell s2230mxf 21.5" 1080p slim monitor (works, found a compatible wall wart (12V 2A) nearby,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-16-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Looking to buy a new laptop computer for doing 3D drawing software for a 3D print

I built my Thinkpad 460s for around $300... and that was with the RAM maxed out to 20GB (4GB soldered plus a 16GB module) and with a 500GB SkHynix Gold P31 NVME SSD added. I also had to replace a...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-02-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 1,223,338
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Not sure if it's really a score (since it's kicking my butt) but I scored an old Star TSP100 thermal printer (80mm) for $6. Had most of a roll of paper in it too. 10/100 LAN plus the usual RJ11 cash...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-26-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 1,223,338
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

(Per a private chat with Topcat; this is for anybody else reading)

Windows doesn't support mixed UEFI's... which is why they're "x64" with an asterisk. Early "x64" Macbooks had this same issue...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-23-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 1,223,338
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Those are ASUS transformers. I have one of the T200 varieties... very nifty for the era. If they're 10" T100's, not as useful (x32 bootloader, so cannot run x64 windows)... but if 12" T200's (which...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-23-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 1,223,338
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter for $0.20 (roughly). Needed one at work (but due to politics and crap couldn't spend money one onw), lucky find.

Also scored a HP Laserjet Color CP1025nw for...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-20-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 1,223,338
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

The missing battery may be your problem... Probably related.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-19-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 1,223,338
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Unexpected score:

$10- Pioneer FH-X70BT 2 Din Head unit. Works great. Nice upgrade to the "technically nicer" 1 Din JVC that was in my wife's van... that one had no working FM, but I think that...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-19-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5,496
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

My church has a similar one in the AV booth (Sony DV pro grade video camera)... but the DV head is wiped out (couldn't record to tape). Still usable though via a long firewire cable and an old...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-16-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 1,223,338
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

From yesterday:

- 5x Toner and 2x drums for my Brother HL-2270DW ($5 per, $35 for all). 3rd party... but at the price I don't care. Doubt I'll ever need toner or drums for it ever again; it's my...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 05-06-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Lenovo T440s Replacement Headphone Jack source?

Pictures:

The "new" good jack is on the left, the "old" bad jack is on the right.

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=263240&stc=1&d=1651861280
...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 05-06-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By ratdude747
Re: ESR 0.6Ω capacitance -15% absolute must change?

All of my Ablecom/Supermicro Hot swaps setups (which I'm pretty sure is the same standard as his) are just a 5VSB and (if memeory serves) a single massive 12V main rail. The hot swap "bridge" steps...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 05-05-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Lenovo T440s Replacement Headphone Jack source?

Fixed on Arch too after switching over to pipewire and updating things.

Didn't have time to mess with pics... got called in to work this evening. :(
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 05-04-2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Lenovo T440s Replacement Headphone Jack source?

Posting from it: Looks to be a software issue... as on a reboot to Windows 10 (it's a dualbooted arch x64 and 10 x64 setup) I am getting sound on both channels just fine (with a fair bit of...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 05-04-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Lenovo T440s Replacement Headphone Jack source?

Was able to desolder the jacks and swap the dead board's jack over... and no change. Right channel still dead.

Must be a faulty sound chip... bleeping lenovo :chair: :trashcan: Oh well... sadly,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-02-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 1,223,338
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Ended up using it to retire a less than useful Laserjet 4L (which I was using with a Jetdirect 500x)... Dimensionally it's close enough to the 4L that it happens to fit on the bottom of my garage...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-02-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 1,223,338
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Yep. Other than being slow and only having 150 pages, nothing wrong with it. Full toners, heck the tray was half full of paper :wtf:

Worst part is if it's at the outlet, that means a regular...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-01-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 1,223,338
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored a cartload of stuff at Goodwill Outlet for $21... Which included a HP Laserjet Pro CP1525nw Color. Works great and had 4 full 3rd part toner cartridges.

As soon as I give one away another...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 04-29-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Lenovo T440s Replacement Headphone Jack source?

I did try contact cleaner... to no avail. I ended up replacing it with a T460s (so I could afford to take this one offline to service the jack).

I do have a dead beat up T440 in my drawer... if...
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