Reply 50280 of 52005, by Repo Man11
H3nrik V! wrote on 2023-09-04, 15:06:Repo Man11 wrote on 2023-09-04, 01:52:
I dismantled the 939 system and cleaned the case. I cheated and replaced only the two popped caps because I only had two caps that were the correct voltage and capacitance, and they were generic unbranded Ebay ones (and they are scarily identical to the failed ones). So that'll do for now until I get some quality ones and replace all of them. Board is working fine, XP is installing while I'm typing this. My other 939 board has a Via chipset, so it's nice that this SATA controller works with an SSD.
The build of this thing wasn't good. Every drive in it was only held in place with two screws on one side, and the motherboard standoffs were mismatched with some being fine thread, while others were coarse thread.
It's too bad there are so many scratches as it's a nice color, and I like this case for sentimental reasons. Maybe if I get really ambitious I could paint it.
Is that light in those side things? Looks sooooo 90's awesome!
Yes, they are illuminated by LEDs. I found one nearly identical - mine is dark blue rather than black, and it has space for two 80 MM exhaust fans rather than just one. The lights look good with black, so I might try black wrinkle paint.
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