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Re: poor advice on fixing things!

in Milliways
a search or question online and suddenly there are dozens of pieces of advice Indeed, people need some basic knowledge about the hardware or software they are trying to fix. If they don't have it then they are going to have a tough time finding relevant information. It's like doing an oil change …

Re: Do you want an EGA monitor?

I have a multisync monitor that is capable of MDA/CGA/EGA/VGA... in monochrome. Enough for me. Would I buy a color EGA monitor if it was available and moderately priced? Yes sir, I would. Too bad CGA and EGA was never a thing here, "we" skipped from monochrome straight to VGA, that's the reason I …

Re: poor advice on fixing things!

in Milliways
To be honest people want a solution immediately and they don't want to bother with an extensive search about the problem. When they have to work for it they get frustrated. Most people can't even use Google Search properly. Just 30 years ago people actually had to visit libraries, purchase user …

Re: Keep GeForce 4 to cards from dying

Cheapest? I checked the mainboard-sized ESD bags and it costs a lot ($10/10pcs + shipping, (35x40 cm)). I buy 3 boards for $10 so it's not really worth it for me. Right now they are in cardboard boxes separated by sheets of paper. It's free, I get them in shoe stores. I just tested 16 pcs of 775 …

Re: Keep GeForce 4 to cards from dying

well I felt and saw it happen in real time with my own eyes, idk what more I can tell you not sure if I need lab equipment for that, if you don't believe that go ahead :p I haven't seen it ever and I handle a lot of stuff. But as I mentioned before, I'm only 90% against all that craze that …

Re: Keep GeForce 4 to cards from dying

Agreed. I'm not 100% against ESD protection, just like 90% against it. :D I simply don't believe that handling a component will damage it in any way and cause it to fail one by one like it happened to OP. I handle mine without any protection because I don't want to make an expensive thing even more …

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