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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-05-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By Scenic
Re: BigTrolls Tiny Chinese System!

Looks like the same noname china mobo I bought just for fun a couple years back, except yours actually has USB 3.0. Mine was advertised as having it and I asked the seller on ebay if it actually has...
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 04-05-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,902
Posted By Scenic
Re: Samsung Syncmaster 223BW - dead as a rock

Better late than never: the EEPROM holding the monitors firmware shits itself.
Flash the FW onto a new chip, replace it and it'll come back to life.

I've bought a refurbished replacement main...
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 04-05-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,121
Posted By Scenic
Re: LG L1952HQ LCD -> no backlight

Didn't end up selling it, kept it as a workshop test monitor. ~10 years after my last post here I finally replaced it. Still working fine but I really needed something with native HDMI and...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-25-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,973
Posted By Scenic
Re: Overclocking E7500 on Intel motherboard

Simple: forget about it.

Intel boards are great for office boxes and the like where reliability counts more than anything else, but for overclocking, they're worthless junk.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-25-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,344
Posted By Scenic
Re: Evil Lurker's poverty rig... v2.0

^ Must be one heck of a shitty cooler or it's not mounted right.
Another possibility is that the heatpipes (if it has any) have leaked. I've had one cooler (Thermalright XP-120) with that problem...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 06-25-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 835,535
Posted By Scenic
Re: Power supply build quality pictorial. part 2

I remember playing Need for Speed II SE in Glide with my Voodoo II 12MB :D
Looked sooo much better than in the regular mode on my Matrox Mystique 4MB. Perfectly smooth at all times too.

Oh and...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 06-24-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 835,535
Posted By Scenic
Re: Power supply build quality pictorial. part 2

I've seen Marcon caps before in a proprietary Commodore PC30 III PSU (Phihong PSM-1123). Still working just fine.
The computer itself is obviously quite a bit older than yours, being a 286 12MHz
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-24-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,643
Posted By Scenic
Re: Hard drive click of death

If that's what your own PCB looks like, it's the "flying carpet" chip in the top left corner.
WD switched to much smaller 8pin serial flash EEPROMs later on (see attachment).
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-24-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,344
Posted By Scenic
Re: Evil Lurker's poverty rig... v2.0

That, combined with the shitty all-aluminum cooler ;)

BTW.. If you really want to stress Core2-based CPUs, forget about prime95. Try Coredamage (http://damage.vigilantesoftware.com/) instead....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-23-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,643
Posted By Scenic
Re: Hard drive click of death

Look for a little 8 pin chip silkscreened "U12".
On really old drives it's a rather big (in comparison) TSOP...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 06-23-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,276
Posted By Scenic
Re: bulging caps

Those are definitely fakes.
Nichicons always have a "X" vent on top, not a "K". The color scheme is wrong too.
Nichicon HM/HN are black with white (sometimes gold?) text, not green with gold text....
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 06-21-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,815
Posted By Scenic
Re: Samsung cable replacement

I've got a FUBAR'd Samsung 203BW here. If the connectors are the same, I could send it to you if you can't find it locally or something.
The panel-side connector fits perfectly into my scrap 22"...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 06-20-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,561
Posted By Scenic
Re: MSI P965 NEO - Question about capacitor type

Those caps (in the picture on ebay) are actually Panasonic FL.
These are wet lytics without a vent. You can commonly find those on somewhat older MSI mid-range motherboards. I've done a full recap...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 06-20-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,803
Posted By Scenic
Re: *Craigslist Special* Admin Password Locked

What I've found so far:

Code calculator generating a password out of the laptops serial number
http://dogber1.blogspot.de/2009/05/table-of-reverse-engineered-bios.html...
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 06-18-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,057
Posted By Scenic
Re: need 3g help

Dunno what it's like in the US, but over here they've got ridiculous traffic/bandwidth limits on 3G/4G connections and will throttle your speed if you go over.

The SIM card I've got in my netbook...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 06-18-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,533
Posted By Scenic
Re: Be Quiet BQT E5-500W recap, odd sized CapXon

The only way to add a resistor (or a pot temporarily) to the thermistor is by soldering it in on the bottom of the PCB, as the thermistor is underneath the secondary side heatsink and some E5's have...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 06-17-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,533
Posted By Scenic
Re: Be Quiet BQT E5-500W recap, odd sized CapXon

These E5 series PSUs (Fortron OEM) are an absolute painus in the anus due to the cap sizes and the caps being in between stuff.

Also, don't forget to change ALL the 5VSB related caps around the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-17-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,643
Posted By Scenic
Re: Oh well

That's not even the problem.. the problem is that you don't know the torque specs, so even if you had a torque wrench for it, it would still be useless :|
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 06-16-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,333
Posted By Scenic
Re: Enermax Liberty ELT500AWT

Weren't those the ones with the tan glue of death?!
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-15-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,341
Posted By Scenic
Re: 7 hour netbook

My Asus Eee PC 1005HA-H (http://skinflint.co.uk/eu/435413) has the biggest officially available battery (6 cell 5800mAh) and it's still the original 2 or so year old one, too.

6 hours runtime is...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 06-15-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,997
Posted By Scenic
Re: Replacing Capxon capacitors

That's the datecode on CrapXons. Your examples are from week 06 and 08, 2007 (format is C YWW).
A ruler is the easiest way to determine the size. Personally I've recapped so many devices that I can...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-15-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,643
Posted By Scenic
Re: Hard drive click of death

Removing the lid on those WD drives instantly makes them unusable, as the arm with the heads on is mounted to the cover (the hole in the label).
Without the right torque on that screw, the drive...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 06-14-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,727
Posted By Scenic
Re: Aishi capacitors

^ I know. We had a couple of those a while back and they all failed.
When the last one died (flickering and went out), I took it apart out of curiousity. One of the tiny 0.25W resistors was open....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-14-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By Scenic
Re: Buying new laptop, recomendations?

Finding one with those criterias isn't easy.. and usually not cheap either.
Depends on what you mean with "gaming" though.. (what kind of games)

While digging through my favorite price comparison...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-14-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,452
Posted By Scenic
Re: IBM Thinkpad T60 screen problem

^ Those old Toshibas have an option in the BIOS to enable/disable screen stretching.
With the laptop off, hold down the ESC key and turn it on. Keep holding the key till an error message pops up...
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