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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-09-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 464,441
Posted By goontron
Re: Post your system.......

Lol

Life changes been keeping me busy. New hobbies, new jobs, homesteading, finally found a mate, trying to work my way into shutting down my life here and pulling up roots to move to Tennessee.
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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-08-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 464,441
Posted By goontron
Re: Post your system.......

I suppose i will post the computing cluster that ive been tasked with building and maintaining at my new job since i left GM.

Its a defined purpose cluster that does computing work specifically...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 11-26-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By goontron
Re: Does power supply have to have metal case?

MMmmhmm. So ive noticed.

People don't know math. Else they would understand magnitudes.

Thanks broken school system!
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 11-24-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By goontron
Re: Does power supply have to have metal case?

What you hear about RF being injurious to humans is all nonsense by those who don't understand how it works anyway.

It won't do anything to humans unless it gives off an audible whine. Then it'll...
Forum: Troubleshooting Appliances and other Household Electronic Stuff 11-11-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,537
Posted By goontron
Re: Dead Oven Control Board, Possibly Transformer?

Well, i would expect it to look black when its PVC sleeved :P
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-28-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By goontron
Re: Server emulation??

Welcome to not owning the copy of the games you have purchased

It could be anything as simple as a DNS redirect to your own server, to needing to be able to root the console and install your own...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 09-17-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By goontron
Re: SSD ( samsung ) locked

It a long shot, but try issuing a secure erase. Some SSDs will wipe the data and remove the password along with it
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-23-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 162,168
Posted By goontron
Re: List Of Vestel Tv Brand Names

Stuff with the Vestel brand is made by Vestel, lol
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 04-29-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,271
Posted By goontron
Re: Sending PWM through a relay

Way Underdamped

Still impressive!
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-15-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,271
Posted By goontron
Re: Sending PWM through a relay

I would think using an SSR to make the connection, pull in the mechanical contactor, then dropping out the SSR would still prevent the losses and save the life of the contactor. Inverse for...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-15-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,271
Posted By goontron
Re: Sending PWM through a relay

Much clearer!


Some more notes to make:


Contact "Bounce" will mess up anything that "tracks" the PWM signal. For a modulated load, such as a heating element, this is not a concern. Usually...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-15-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,271
Posted By goontron
Re: Sending PWM through a relay

Im not sure what you mean. Through the contacts or coil?

Through the contacts is fine. As a note, best practice would say to switch off at a zero crossing of the PWM circuit or AC line if you are...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-04-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By goontron
Re: System Reserved partition created out of the blue?

This is Windows we are talking about here
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 02-16-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By goontron
Re: Lenovo P52 BIOS needed

No dice on either one :(
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 02-10-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,357
Posted By goontron
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 02-03-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By goontron
Re: Neon light transformer identification

N...no. Its a choke, is all magnetic ballasts are. You can connect them directly across the line and they will sit there and pull 20w happily.

Once a tube is struck, its akin to a short circuit....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-02-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 70,103
Posted By goontron
Re: A Colossal HDD Failure

Happy to say my 19GB Quantum Bigfoot is still functioning into 2020~
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 01-28-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By goontron
Re: Lenovo P52 BIOS needed

Not even a fan spin with this one...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 01-28-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By goontron
Re: Lenovo P52 BIOS needed

Unfortunately no change.

I'm starting to suspect the CPU itself has failed as well.
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 01-27-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By goontron
Re: Lenovo P52 BIOS needed

https://mega.nz/#!I8snwYaZ!e-kttFLMsjnnRBYp06y8aF3GADOYbgIL3Br9iyyFLqA


P52-MMX25L25.bin is the main BIOS chip

P52_W25Q80.bin is the other small flash chip. Was connected upside down at...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 01-23-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By goontron
Re: Lenovo P52 BIOS needed

Waiting on an spi programmer to arrive right now, but I will post after I have it dumped
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 01-22-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By goontron
Re: Lenovo P52 BIOS needed

It is out of warranty as of 10/19, sadly
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 01-22-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By goontron
Lenovo P52 BIOS needed

Hello
I am in need of a BIOS dump for a Lenovo P52 with Xeon CPU and NVIDIA graphics
The model Number is 20M9-CTO1WW
The computer was force shutdown while an X86_64 port of Android was booting,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-02-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,392
Posted By goontron
Re: The 2020 Operating System Thread

Lotsa Unix and clones this year.
Linux on my Pi based NAS
AT&T System Five on a very old machine
9Front on a PIII machine
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations and Linux on my Xeon machine.....
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 12-20-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,233
Posted By goontron
Re: The longest repair ever

Im with ECC on that. Ive had a project in pieces for more then a decade, lol
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