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Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 04-23-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,215
Posted By lti
Re: TIP120 Question

That current flows in the opposite direction.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-09-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By lti
Re: TPM 2.0 is not always standard issue

Enabling Intel Platform Trust Technology will run some kind of software emulation of the TPM for the few people who actually want Windows 11. I would expect it to be enabled by default on a current...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 04-03-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By lti
Re: new apple studio display uses capxon caps

Apple already has the cult who thinks it's cool to constantly buy new stuff (and create e-waste as a consequence), so there isn't any need to force products to fail. It's just a company being cheap...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 04-01-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By lti
Re: new apple studio display uses capxon caps

CapXon is unavoidable. I can only hope that their quality has improved, but I doubt it.

On top of that, the design of this monitor is insane. What are they doing with a full iPhone SoC and such a...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-18-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 43,624
Posted By lti
Re: The (now the death of) Dolby DP600 Build (OK, this one is BEYOND COOL)

Or me :goofy:

When I made enclosures for computer speakers many years ago, I ended up giving them a light coat of spray polyurethane, but I used pretty low-grade plywood and left the edges rough.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-11-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5,398
Views: 1,058,786
Posted By lti
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

That HP/Compaq 7550 isn't a Trinitron. I saw a lot of those at the schools I went to. I remember some of them having a really screwed up picture when they were new (like shaking horizontally), but...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 03-05-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 1,041,601
Posted By lti
Re: Power supply build quality pictorial. part 2

That's one of those Hong Hua fake-FDB fans. They were popular for a while, but they're just cheap crap.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-05-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By lti
Re: Best video card for 2D?

Video card prices went nuts over the last couple of years (for reasons that might be best discussed in the VIP forum), so I don't think you'll find anything under $100. Right now, I see people buying...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 03-01-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 1,041,601
Posted By lti
Re: Power supply build quality pictorial. part 2

That is a Newton Power, and from the board size and shape, I'm guessing that it was one of Gateway's proprietary power supplies (standard ATX connectors, but an unusual small form factor that was...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-21-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By lti
Re: UPS issue

There are a lot of cheap batteries that only last about two years.
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 02-17-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,669
Posted By lti
Re: Post your worthless and/or pointless repairs

I get a little bass from it, but I think there's a dip in the response just above the port tuning frequency. I think there's still a little peak around 1kHz with the current component values (47F...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 02-17-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By lti
Re: RXD26L Kenwood hi-fi schematic / advice please

The red caps look like the Elna "long-life" caps that were used in some power supplies in the early 1990s. They were known to leak.
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 02-16-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 1,041,601
Posted By lti
Re: Power supply build quality pictorial. part 2

I haven't seen those 5.25" bay power supplies in at least 15 years. They were made for people who didn't want to upgrade their power supply for some reason when they got a new high-end graphics card.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-02-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5,398
Views: 1,058,786
Posted By lti
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I haven't seen that before. I guess it really isn't worth finding such a low-capacity flash chip or there is some application that requires the lower capacity (I've heard of that).
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-29-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5,398
Views: 1,058,786
Posted By lti
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I think that's the most likely reason.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-26-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By lti
Re: Mac users, you're being paged! G5 PPC question

From what I've heard, only the 2.5GHz and higher models were liquid-cooled.

I've also heard that the liquid cooler used Dex-Cool. :goofy:
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 01-24-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,669
Posted By lti
Re: Post your worthless and/or pointless repairs

I made my speakers more pointless with a notch filter to get rid of the big hump in the midrange response (http://www.loudspeakerdatabase.com/Peerless/TC6FC02-04) (I have to use a third-party website...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-06-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By lti
Re: The 2022 Operating System Thread

I'm still running Windows 10. I was going to put Linux on my laptop and dual-boot, but I keep filling its SSD.

I installed Windows 11 in a VM, but I didn't go beyond deleting the social media...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 12-16-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,983
Posted By lti
Re: KSGER STM32 T12 soldering stations

I don't do much soldering anymore, and even when I did solder more, I got a decent amount of life out of that $15 iron. Because of the lack of use, that Weller is about as much as I want to spend....
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 12-16-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,983
Posted By lti
Re: KSGER STM32 T12 soldering stations

Has anyone here tried the "STC" controller (the one with an 8051 clone instead of an STM32)? I keep seeing those, and they tend to be the version with an external power supply. I'm looking at these...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-16-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,814
Posted By lti
Re: Anybody here still uses Win 7?

I could never get anything to work in Wine.

I'm actually using Windows 10 :jawdrop:, but at least I don't like it. I'm tired of constantly fighting with it changing random settings or nagging me...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 12-14-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By lti
Re: Fake wire gauge

I saw this in the goofy power supply included with my Vantec CB-ISA225-U3 IDE/SATA to USB bridge. That is only for temporary use with a 12V 2A power supply and a 5V DC-DC converter with a 2A rated...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-13-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,384
Posted By lti
Re: Hard drive reliability

Welcome back.

I saw one of those 80GB 7200.7 drives run 24/7 for about ten years and even survive a real-life table flip while it was powered on. I didn't pay attention to power-on hours, but it...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-08-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,545
Posted By lti
Re: Asus KFN5-D SLI Kinda Retro-ish Rescue / Build

Su'scon and Sacon are different companies.

That reminds me that I should recap the power supply in my old Compaq some day. It squeals during disk activity for about 30 seconds while Windows boots...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 12-04-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,349
Posted By lti
Re: Op-amp preamp discussion

Trimpots won't help if the imbalance constantly varies like the 100k dual gang pots that Radio Shack sold in their dying years.
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