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Old 01-15-2020, 07:49 PM   #4181
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Default Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

scored a FREE quality HP laserjet 6p with only 1400 pages on the odometer, two new cartridges and a original cd, plan to use it with my 95 rig and since it has a local talk port my 68k macs as well!
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:10 PM   #4182
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Today's score:
BIG box of TDK 15V, 7A, open-frame PSUs. Forgot to pickup the box from the shop when I left today. Hope it doesn't get thrown out tomorrow, as I won't be going there. But will definitely take it Friday.

These really are nice PSUs. Not sure what I'm going to do with so many of them (maybe 20-30??), but better than scrapping them for their metals - which there aren't that many in them. Would have gotten maybe $5 for that box, if even that much from the scrappers my workplace uses. And each of these PSUs is built like a tank - Japanese caps and all quality parts inside.

Originally Posted by Dan81 View Post
As for the Soyo, nice score. Be sure to recap it. With new caps, you have a nice OC board right there, Soyo's boards were quite known for that.
Awesome! Good to know.
I might not do a full recap, as the board has quite a few caps on there... but the CPU VRM should get at least 4 new Rubycon MFZ caps of almost twice the capacity... so I think that will hold up well enough. The rest of the board, I'll probably recap whatever is only important.

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Not exactly electronic, but still a good deal. I picked up a Simplicity Regent 12 Lawn Tractor for $60
That looks very clean and workable.
Most lawn tractors I see around here are typically super-rusty and beaten to death (mostly from having been stored outside and never taken care of.)

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I can't even begin to tell you how many boards I received for repair with stab wounds on them from this kind of mis-handling.....people are stupid.... I've never stabbed one in all my years and many hundreds of ZIF sockets used...
Yeah, it's quite common, I suppose. Been told of many stories of people not putting the heatsinks right and burning their CPUs - especially them AMD socket 462 CPUs. Unlike Intel, AMD didn't come up with any mechanism to prevent core meltdown probably until the AM2 or later CPUs.

As for stab wounds... I've only slipped once, but managed to recover the "slippage" before it hit the board hard and damaged something.

These old boards are tough, though. I honestly don't know how people end up breaking components on their stuff sometimes - you really actually have to try.
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Default Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored an Acer Aspire 7741Z for real cheap today - $10.

Came with 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD (with a b0rked 7 install lol), and a Pentium P6100. Replaced the Pentium with a i3-330M and it's been great so far.
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