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Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 06-23-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By Heihachi_73
Modded PS1 stuck in black and white

First, before anyone bothers with the usual "your PAL TV doesn't support NTSC" or vice versa...

This is a regular Australian market SCPH-7502 PAL console, with a modchip, running on a 2003-era PAL...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-23-2022, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5,414
Views: 1,121,718
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Regarding this:
https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=258991&stc=1&d=1647399637

I had the same "junk" HP case for the Pavilion 500a (1.2 GHz Socket 370 Tualeron, 256MB SDRAM,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-28-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,047
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Hard drive reliability

8A4A = 35402. A long way for this one to get to the 140K hours of my 40GB Seagate (and my dead 60GB which was about 20K lower). Also, XP!!!!
...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-25-2022, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 525,431
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The Hall of Shame - Badcaps Photo Montage

HMs (and HNs) from the early 2000s are known to be flaky. 2005 and later are usually fine, as are 1990s.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-22-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 104,624
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: This is Why You NEVER Ignore Bad Capacitors!

An old news article, but still relevant...

https://wongm.com/2015/01/melbourne-exploding-siemens-trains/

(Note, the blog as a link to articles from The Age, which is a paywalled news site, if...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-14-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,114
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Anybody here still uses Win 7?

Apparently ReactOS can run Firefox 48, but that implies your PC is actually able to run ROS straight out of the box without ROS completely failing when it comes to drivers e.g. not being stuck in...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-21-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5,414
Views: 1,121,718
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I'm with Topcat regarding dmill89's laptop from the previous page - Windows 98 is such a waste on anything > Socket 7. That said, you could always dual-boot 98/XP if needed (note that apparently you...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-19-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,047
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Hard drive reliability

I had a 60GB Seagate last 140000 hours before it randomly died (3/4 of the way through backing up no less) - never had any errors or bad sectors, was copying flawlessly, then suddenly dead, a few...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-19-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,114
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Anybody here still uses Win 7?

Not Windows 7, but I've had a trash-find Core 2 Duo for years and it still runs Vista. Naturally, I tweaked it so the OS is actually usable and fast (no background BS etc.), unlike the default Vista...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 10-05-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,429
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Question electrolytic capacitor from 1990`s

Older consoles e.g. 70s/80s/90s rarely ever have capacitor problems, original Xbox supercap aside. I'd only recap the TV if the picture is looking like crap already. You're more likely to have an old...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 09-18-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Aracde Chassis Cap Replacement Help

By chassis, do you mean the arcade PCB, power supply or monitor? 180V caps are not what you'd find on a regular old JAMMA board, but it's also too low to be for AC power supply filtering in Australia...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 07-12-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,560
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: 3300uf 6.3V Poly recpaing

Or months. I'd trust 20-year-old Rubycons pilfered from old boards over those.

Edit: Well, maybe not 20 given the height of the Pentium 3 era capacitor plague, maybe 15 years. :)
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-13-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 286,326
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The ghetto mod thread

I picked up a dead Super Mario Kart SNES cartridge on eBay for next to nothing just before Easter. The seller said it didn't do anything at all even after being cleaned. I plonked it into my Super...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-22-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 28,254
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The longest you've ever used a single system?

Acer Aspire T310 desktop, 2004-2019. Before the PC died the original 40GB Seagate HDD, and a trash-find 60GB Seagate of very similar design (found in 2006) had both clocked upwards of 140000 hours...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-01-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,538
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The 2021 Operating System Thread

My E7400 is still running Vista with good old Firefox 52.9.0 ESR. :)

The number of websites that still load on Firefox 52 is slowly diminishing.
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 12-07-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,275
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Nintendo Wii power supply

Just for reference, I have uploaded some photos of an Australian Wii power adapter RVL-002(AUS), manufactured by Zebra. It is most likely the same as the European/UK 230V version but with a different...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-07-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,079
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Windows XP EoL Security Rollup...or similar?

Actually, I just disabled JavaScript in about:config (javascript.enabled = false) to get that message. It's still ridiculous that a website is 100% dependent on every single thing being JavaScript....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-04-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,079
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Windows XP EoL Security Rollup...or similar?

Firefox 52 doesn't even work with some sites. I run that on my older XP/Vista PCs and I can't even view a public transport timetable because the site's timetable section is entirely based around...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-18-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,950
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: macOS Big SUR changed my life

I thought they went to the dark side when they went to Motorola...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-05-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,704
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Black plastic goo question.

The matt plastic with the rubbery/velvet feel always does that over time. Back when my Hisense TV was still working last year I had to remove all of that gunk from the remote. Under all that gunk was...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 03-08-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 525,431
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: The Hall of Shame - Badcaps Photo Montage

Looks like H0301 on the datecode. No surprise since it's in the middle of the bad era for the Nichicon HN/HM series.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-28-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,444
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Alternative Browsers for older machines

On my Firefox 52 ESR machines (XP and Vista) I disabled HTML5 video, installed Flashblock and YouTube Downloader Lite, that tames YouTube's side of things and lets you download and watch the videos...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 02-16-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,686
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Behavior of Faulty IC's

I used to have an Atari 2600 with a faulty chip (6532 aka "RIOT"), it would still try to run but the games would either not work at all, or only partially work and be glitchy and unplayable. I ended...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-14-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: Weird outer shell markings/corrosion (?) on polymer caps

The microscopic fungus(?) that eats aluminum like they found eating away at CDs not so long ago?
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-04-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 481,764
Posted By Heihachi_73
Re: List of Bad Cap Manufacturers

Not a capacitor, but I just came across this knockoff Panasonic battery on Reddit - "Penesamig".
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