I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby gca » 2018-8-03 @ 12:42

peido wrote:I don't throw away anything, I keep it all. That is why my computer room looks like a dumpster... I need a bigger house. There are places where the floor is full of stuff and I only have a path to walk by.


I can relate to that so much. And, if you are like me, most of the boxes are dead or very ill and awaiting the time when you have the resources to bring them back from the brink.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby chinny22 » 2018-8-03 @ 15:02

No idea where you live, shipping may have made it impracticable but no harm in chucking something on ebay before chucking it out and maybe pay for your next bit of hardware
that 2x CD drive for example is slow, unreliable and not even IDE but even still, someone here was looking for one just the other week
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby luckybob » 2018-8-03 @ 15:14

You kinda lost me at burning man. :)

How much in shipping did I HAPPILY pay to get that ps/2 knockoff case from Florida to Colorado?

if it was a "normal" size case, most of us probably wouldn't mind.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby liqmat » 2018-8-03 @ 16:19

How did I lose you @ Burning Man? Hell, you and I should go one year and setup the first Burning Man outdoor interactive computer museum. Ha!

The cost of the case plus shipping was a little over $100 to CO iirc. That was a heavy beast.

Of course being me, I just send it your way.

...or the hardware giveaway thread which come to think of it I have a few items to unload. Hmmm...
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby tanasen » 2018-8-03 @ 16:51

Today a guy that lives over 600km from me, sent me some old goodies that if it weren't for me he would probably dump them in the trash. And boy what a waste would that be...
So I got for postage only, a 440BX motherboard (DTK PRM-0080I E1 with not a single bad cap) with a Celeron 433MHz on a PGA370 slotket (cooler included), 2x128MB and 2x64MB sdram, a CT4810 pci, an S3 Trio 3D/2X AGP, an Nvidia Vanta and a DTK 200W psu in good condition. Can't wait to test all these stuff!
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-8-03 @ 17:09

The nVidia Vanta looks like the TNT2 card (entry level according to Wikipedia). Great haul.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby tanasen » 2018-8-03 @ 17:31

bjwil1991 wrote:The nVidia Vanta looks like the TNT2 card (entry level according to Wikipedia). Great haul.


Yes, probably a Riva TNT2 M64! Thanks!
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Kadath » 2018-8-04 @ 06:37

Dear: luckybob, yawetaG, TheAbandonwareGuy... Things are just getting out of your hands, my dear...
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby derSammler » 2018-8-04 @ 06:57

yawetaG wrote:So, you trash a tower that by the sound of it another member would gladly have taken off your hands? Nice...

I remember we had this topic in this very thread not long ago already. Everyone is free to do with his property whatever he wants. Being harsh because someone trashed a part that others may have wanted is just lame. It's so easy to say that he could just gave it away. But no one cares about the work and time it takes to prepare such a huge case for shipping...

I trashed many good CRT monitors in the past because of the same reason. I had no use for them and shipping was simply not an option. So they had to go and I don't feel bad about it.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby xjas » 2018-8-04 @ 07:34

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Kadath wrote:Thanks mate, I'll let you know for sure what I'll find inside.


Here you are, what I've kept:

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That top drive looks like a Matsushita CR-563, which is the only CD drive that works with a Creative 3DO Blaster. Pretty neat, if oddly specific application. If you ever stumble across a bare 3DO Blaster (hah! - good luck!) you're sorted.

And yeah it would have come as a kit along with the Sound Blaster it was connected to - called the Creative Multimedia Kit or something like that.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby xjas » 2018-8-05 @ 19:37

I've been looking for a CD player to replace my dying, barely-functional Technics SL-PD6 for a while, but I've had no luck finding anything decent. Well, last night this Panasonic DVD-F87 showed up in the disposal area of my own building:

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Fired it up and found it works 100% perfectly, including immediately reading a bunch of discs that the Technics choked on. It's a DVD player, but seems to be designed towards audio playback (and looks like it has a really good reputation for that if you search around.) Unfortunately it can't play SACDs (I have exactly one SACD in my possession) but it does handle some neat things like HDCD and multichannel DVD-Audio discs, which I've been wanting to mess with. Has SPDIF out (coax only) & 5.1 analog right on the back panel.

No, I'm not leaving it permanently set up on top of my wastepaper basket. :P It's going into my stereo setup but I might stick a little video monitor on it anyway. I'm a bit disappointed with the lack of interesting visuals while playing an audio CD though - was hoping for a Jeff Minter-style light synth - but can't complain too much for the price.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby peido » 2018-8-08 @ 11:57

gca wrote:I can relate to that so much. And, if you are like me, most of the boxes are dead or very ill and awaiting the time when you have the resources to bring them back from the brink.

Not only maintenance and repairs, but I also need to thoroughly clean everything (outside AND inside). Cleaning is what takes most of my time, some things come completely disgusting and I'm a bit of a germaphobe :depressed: I only stop when the cotton swab doesn't come dirty.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Carlos S. M. » 2018-8-09 @ 00:02

tanasen wrote:
bjwil1991 wrote:The nVidia Vanta looks like the TNT2 card (entry level according to Wikipedia). Great haul.


Yes, probably a Riva TNT2 M64! Thanks!


Vanta is 1 grade below M64, is a lower end TNT2 M64 with lower clocks and half VRAM, there are also Vanta LT (2 grades below M64, slowest TNT2 based card ever) which downlocks it even futher and loses AGP 4x support, both are slower than TNT1 unlike the M64 which is comparable to it
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby cj_reha » 2018-8-10 @ 05:25

Was doing my weekly bike ride before trash day looking for anything interesting and spotted this old TV on the curb. It was sitting next to some 1950's era console radio cabinets that had been completely gutted and some other miscellaneous junk.

When I was tying it to the back of my bike the lady actually thanked me for taking it and said I could have whatever I wanted, so I thanked her in return and rode the half mile home with it.

After bringing it in, I found out it is a 19-inch RCA ColorTrak set from 1984. Seems to work perfectly fine, no color issues or anything, just needed some fine adjustments. Wonder why it was thrown out. Ah well, better for me anyway. Probably gonna use it with my Atari 2600 and Odyssey 2 systems. :blush:
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby liqmat » 2018-8-10 @ 10:45

What kind of bike do you have that you can tie a bulky, heavy TV set to?
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby peido » 2018-8-10 @ 13:57

My grandfather had one woodgrain television, but it was trashed while I was still a kid :(
That one looks in great shape.

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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-8-10 @ 14:04

cj_reha wrote:Was doing my weekly bike ride before trash day looking for anything interesting and spotted this old TV on the curb. It was sitting next to some 1950's era console radio cabinets that had been completely gutted and some other miscellaneous junk.

When I was tying it to the back of my bike the lady actually thanked me for taking it and said I could have whatever I wanted, so I thanked her in return and rode the half mile home with it.

After bringing it in, I found out it is a 19-inch RCA ColorTrak set from 1984. Seems to work perfectly fine, no color issues or anything, just needed some fine adjustments. Wonder why it was thrown out. Ah well, better for me anyway. Probably gonna use it with my Atari 2600 and Odyssey 2 systems. :blush:

Huh. My late grandma (on my dad's side) had a TV set similar to that, and my friend and I way back when played Paperboy (Genesis) on that TV set. Also, how did you haul that with your bike? You have a trailer on the back end, or a wagon?
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby liqmat » 2018-8-10 @ 17:54

peido wrote:Image


Haha... that's awesome.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby cj_reha » 2018-8-10 @ 18:47

bjwil1991 wrote:Huh. My late grandma (on my dad's side) had a TV set similar to that, and my friend and I way back when played Paperboy (Genesis) on that TV set. Also, how did you haul that with your bike? You have a trailer on the back end, or a wagon?

liqmat wrote:What kind of bike do you have that you can tie a bulky, heavy TV set to?


Introducing the Swagmobile. :lol: :lol: :lol:

It was a bit of a wobbly ride. I rode with one hand on the handlebars and one on the set.
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Postby liqmat » 2018-8-10 @ 18:55

Pure awesome and dedication right here folks. ^^^^ LOL
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