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Re: Soldering struggle

Damn, these replies...thank you...even the people who suggested I do something I literally put in the post they are responding to or have already tried. One of my main questions is the solder paste one. Does anyone know? I think I might just throw $20 at it and see what happens. I mean, it's not the …

Soldering struggle

Not really my interest, but increasingly a requirement for anyone who has significant amounts of hardware of a certain age. I was simply taking out some barrel batteries (a report will follow in time). I got a new iron, some flux. I cleaned it up and scraped the areas I expected to heat for …

Re: CPU boxes and foam

Thank you for this guidance. The dense black foam is conductive to dissipate static charge. If you stick a multimeter in it I think it will read a few thousand ohms. The pink stuff might be "antistatic" meaning that it's not prone to generate static on it's own, but I'm guessing it's not conductive …

Re: The first ATX case?

PC Hoarder Patrol wrote on 2020-07-02, 23:51: Always wondered about the 'Portland' thing as I have an Astor II server case (from my Data General Aviion 2300) which has almost exactly the same label, and I know for a fact that it left the factory with a L440GX+(Lancewood) motherboard. I suggest the …

CPU boxes and foam

I have some CPUs and storing them is an issue (especially if the heatsink is staying on, but whatever). So, I picked up this: IMG_6354.jpg They are big enough, I think for a PPro. You are supposed to cut the foam to fit. Fine, right? But I don't know if that's right at all. I have serious misgivings …

Re: Post pics of your CRT monitors

It's a sad story :p Thanks for clearing that up, it's a true horror story. I hope companies like that are all gone in 2020. Well...it was pretty lame, but it wasn't like something vintage being wrecked. I never bought a ViewSonic again. I always liked them though. I don't know if it was "my fault" …

Re: Post pics of your CRT monitors

Well, to make a long story short, phosphor damage occurred, sent it back to ViewSonic for $75 shipping, they sent me back broken trash What's the story behind this? I just can't imagine how a warranty service could function like that. In Hungary the vendor/manufacturer pays all shipping costs under …

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