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Old 11-23-2021, 11:28 PM   #5161
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I've already been offered a grand for it in as-is condition; no repairs made. Fair offer, but I declined it. Odds are I'd never find one in that condition again....This one is a keeper for the collection.

I powered it up, amp seems to work fine, tuner is wonky...but deep in the bowels of this metal building, that's likely the cause. Got a little hum in the left channel...I'm sure its a dried out lytic.
Fix it, include the speakers, people will go 2G+ for it probably
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Old 11-23-2021, 11:40 PM   #5162
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Fix it, include the speakers, people will go 2G+ for it probably
I'd start listening around that amount. I'm not an audiophile, I just have an appreciation for the gear.
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Old 11-24-2021, 04:05 PM   #5163
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Some more interesting dropoffs...

LG 50" 4k, appears to need LED strips
TCL 65" 4k, also appears to need LED strips
IBM Model 80 486 server tower, untested
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Old 11-24-2021, 07:35 PM   #5164
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LG 50" 4k, appears to need LED strips
TCL 65" 4k, also appears to need LED strips
IBM Model 80 486 server tower, untested
Is that LG the UH6100 series? Those don't do real 4K!
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Old 11-24-2021, 10:02 PM   #5165
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Is that LG the UH6100 series? Those don't do real 4K!
I don't know, I didn't look that close. If it is, I'll let its next owner worry about that.
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Old 11-25-2021, 05:56 PM   #5166
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I don't know, I didn't look that close. If it is, I'll let its next owner worry about that.
They have the "RGBW-on-LCD" thing.
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:25 AM   #5167
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Got Dell XPS 600 with Pentium Extreme 955 for around 80$ a month ago
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:01 AM   #5168
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Scored some freebies today:

- HP DV6650EG - needed reflow, Tyler based Turion + 8400M GS 128M
- PSP 1004 - needs battery
- HP X3000 mouse - needs scroll and bottom cover
- Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-i9082 - needed a new battery, bought 2. (one will go into a S3.)
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:47 PM   #5169
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Scored a Dell P2210Hc 22" 1080P LCD for roughly $18 (was in a lot sold by weight). Not technically an UltraSharp (Dell lists it as a "professional" model), but has all the features of one (dual-swivel stand with height adjustment, dual port USB hub, etc). Not a huge score... but I'll take it.

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- 4 SATA DVD burners for $19 total. Two are lightscribe. My stock was a bit low, so a good oppertunity to replenish.
- 5 Netgear Gigabit PCI cards new in box (shrink wrap) for $3 a hit. Realtek chipset. Will probably rehome most/all of them... but I wanted to make sure they stayed out of the scrapper!
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:07 PM   #5170
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Today's freebie is an "Access" Luggable computer made in November 1983; in the USA. I never could find a model number on this, but apparently the model name is "Access Matrix"; supposedly one of the first portables made. Information is a bit sketchy for this....definitely seems to be an oddity! Has a built-in dot matrix printer and a modem that you set the telephone handset in!!

It is in working order; boot disks and floppy drive protection cards included. No other clue as to specs....not that it would be anything to get excited about from 1983.... I'm not going to go any further with it than to clean it up externally, and it's really pretty clean. Work of art display piece though!





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Old 11-29-2021, 07:10 PM   #5171
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where's the pic of the modem u set the tele handset in? never seen that one before. would be nice to see what that looks like?
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Old 11-29-2021, 07:22 PM   #5172
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where's the pic of the modem u set the tele handset in? never seen that one before. would be nice to see what that looks like?
Amazing technology; an acoustical modem!!









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Old 11-30-2021, 11:30 AM   #5173
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Dell Latitude E6500.

-Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
-4 GB DDR2 pc2-6400 RAM
-160 GB WD Scorpio Black 7200 rpm HDD
-Matsushita UJ892 DVD+-RW
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Gotta love the "remove one screw and the whole bottom slides off" serviceability on these.
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Amazing technology; an acoustical modem!!









I found it on ebay for 4K without the handset piece, but I'm not sure if that is the sane buying price, cause I can't find it anywhere else where it sold
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I found it on ebay for 4K without the handset piece, but I'm not sure if that is the sane buying price, cause I can't find it anywhere else where it sold
It's definitely a collectible, but I don't see any sane person paying that for it. I could see a couple hundred realistically...but not much more.
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Win7 would run nice on that....
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:58 PM   #5177
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Win7 would run nice on that....
It would (it looks like these were available with XP, Vista, or 7 when new back in 2009), but I've got a bunch of newer Laptops with 7 (Including a fairly high-spec Dell Precision M4600), and only a couple older/lower-spec XP machines (a lower-spec Lenovo Thinkpad R61 and an ancient bet to hell Acer Aspire 5000 [not sure what kind of plastic they used but it got brittle with time and is very prone to cracking]) so I find it more useful in that configuration for the software I have that isn't windows 7/10 compatible. Not to mention that XP is downright quick on this, even with the mechanical HDD.
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Scored a pretty strong Gericom laptop, model Supersonic M6-T 1200. OEM'd by FIC, surprisingly.

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full blown Tualatin 1.2GHz P3
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512MB PC133
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Came with XP recovery disc (Home), a bunch of rather retro stuff (Nero 6, CyberDVD), had Win7 set up on the 30GB drive. Swapped in a 40GB Hitachi and it awaits a 98SE or 2000 install.
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Very nice! Don't ruin that with win98! Win2k or XP all the way! Win2k will be fine on 512mb RAM, XP, not so much. It should be able to take atleast 1gb, possibly 2gb depending on slot config.
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Old 12-11-2021, 01:28 PM   #5180
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Since it's a desktop 694T, it's 2GB max, but yeah, gonna have to tell myself good luck finding any sticks bigger than 512MB, since they're SODIMMs, not usual DIMMs (though IIRC there are some laptops that used normal desktop DIMMs, not sure if it was Chicony with their MP series laptops.)

As for OS, the machine does have a recovery disc + COA for a German version of XP Home Edition (since Gericom, like Medion and a few other brands, was a german brand, for the most part) and the specs do fit 2k just great, but I feel like the match for a great 2k laptop would be one of those Compaq Presario 700 series laptops, the ones that sport ceramic Durons or Athlons. For this, especially since the "generic" look fits it so much, I decided to go with 98SE, and plan to deck it out as much as possible. Also going to take the Radeon M6-P for a good spin.
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