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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-07-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,517
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

A New Old Stock 3DFX Voodoo3 installed.

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=217481&stc=1&d=1596860340

Yay, POST!
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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-07-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 706,043
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Some unopened 3dfx goodness!!

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=217471&stc=1&d=1596859639

Film sliced....I asked Ratdude if he wanted to do the honors.... He declined....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-03-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 706,043
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

The funny part, I still haven't opened the voodoo3 yet....I'll slice it open as soon as I finish up the aopen system... I'll snap some pics.
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-03-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By Topcat
Re: SuperMicro Board Issue

https://www.badcaps.net/index.php?pageid=repair_costs
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-02-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 706,043
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Ratdude was here yesterday bearing tradebait. It was a good day for us both....and nice seeing him, as always!

The scores:
1) New in sealed box 3DFX voodoo3 2000 PCI
2) New open box ATI Radeon...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-02-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By Topcat
Re: SuperMicro Board Issue

You'll need to find someone who can then. I can do it if you want to send it, I'd recap the entire board....otherwise you'll have to find someone local. You're just pissing in the wind until this...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-02-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By Topcat
Re: SuperMicro Board Issue

They don't need to be 'upgraded', they'll be bad...even without showing it. SM was horrible for using these back in the day. There are 6 of them on your board, the culprits are marked with a red...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 08-02-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By Topcat
Re: SuperMicro Board Issue

Replace those six caps marked 'nrsy', they should be 1000uF 10v. They are junk. Yes, we do need to know a little more.... CPU(s)? RAM? GPU? Firmware revision?

I actually still have one of...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 07-31-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By Topcat
Re: Went Kayaking....and it's not what you're thinking! HP XAs Restoration!

RD is road trippin' tomorrow...so we'll find out soon enough! :group:
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 07-29-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Topcat
Re: Very old Sanyo OS-CONs. Safe to use?

Being polymer, and good polymers at that....I would use them without any concern.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 07-29-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By Topcat
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 07-28-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,116
Posted By Topcat
Re: Insignia NS-48D510NA15 no backlight

Good call. It'd be a snap to build a basic power supply and shazam!
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 07-28-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 994
Posted By Topcat
Re: Lg led projector burnt led driver

Lets all be friends...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 07-28-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,116
Posted By Topcat
Re: Insignia NS-48D510NA15 no backlight

FWIW, I narrowed down the bad strip. Using my bench supply with no current limiting, turned all the way to zero volts with my ammeter in series, I slowly increased voltage until ~150mA was reached...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 07-28-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By Topcat
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 07-28-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,116
Posted By Topcat
Re: Insignia NS-48D510NA15 no backlight

I ended up getting them from shopjimmy through ebay. $40 shipped for all 10 strips.
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 07-28-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,116
Posted By Topcat
Re: Insignia NS-48D510NA15 no backlight

The strips came in yesterday....so today's task was installing them. I won't go into the disassembly & reassembly ordeal or post all the pics I took, as this would be nothing new for you seasoned TV...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 07-27-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By Topcat
Re: Went Kayaking....and it's not what you're thinking! HP XAs Restoration!

I love being the inspiration!!! ...and now I feel accomplished knowing that you rescued a couple Kayak systems! I need to get the single CPU one finished up, but I still haven't found the GPU I...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 07-25-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,116
Posted By Topcat
Re: Insignia NS-48D510NA15 no backlight

I ordered some strips for this set. Being a freebie, it was worth the $40 gamble, the set came from a clean home....its in mint condition with remote that's not worn & grimy.

Has anyone tried one...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 07-24-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,116
Posted By Topcat
Re: Insignia NS-48D510NA15 no backlight

As mentioned on page 1, its not shutting down, the driver out has ~340v present.....but no lights. FLashlight trick shows image (test pattern).

Does anyone know how Hisense/Insigna datecodes...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 07-23-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,116
Posted By Topcat
Re: Insignia NS-48D510NA15 no backlight

This is the first LED TV I've ever really taken a crack at....so I'm just ASSuming that all these LED's are in a series (I haven't disassembled the panel yet)....and like old school christmas tree...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 07-23-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,116
Posted By Topcat
Re: Insignia NS-48D510NA15 no backlight

I was given one of these sets today. Seems same scenario. With the connector plugged in, across the white & black wires to the LED backlight I've got +340v using BLK as positive, WHT as negative. ...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 07-19-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Topcat
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 07-19-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Topcat
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 07-15-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 706,043
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Strangely enough, it's not the CPU's that are miserably hot (their coolers are monstrous chunks of copper with big fans), it's the fanless northbridge chip....It actually burned my finger! The...
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