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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby SpeedySPCFan » 2019-2-10 @ 01:50

Muppets4 wrote:A lovely jvc tm-h1700g video monitor. With composite and s-video connections. It lacks RGB, but makes more then up for that with 750 lines horizontal resolution. Now I have to wait until my s-video cables come in.


Another JVC monitor here in the span of a few days... yours wouldn't happen to come from Lynnwood, WA, would it? The JVC I picked up just a few days ago and posted here came from there :lol:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby candle_86 » 2019-2-10 @ 02:40

Got another complete system

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GeForce 2 mx400 (this will go to my P3)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Muppets4 » 2019-2-10 @ 09:17

SpeedySPCFan wrote:
Muppets4 wrote:A lovely jvc tm-h1700g video monitor. With composite and s-video connections. It lacks RGB, but makes more then up for that with 750 lines horizontal resolution. Now I have to wait until my s-video cables come in.


Another JVC monitor here in the span of a few days... yours wouldn't happen to come from Lynnwood, WA, would it? The JVC I picked up just a few days ago and posted here came from there :lol:


No, I picked it up myself in Leiden. A Dutch city :happy:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby wiretap » 2019-2-10 @ 11:54

Purchased this SBC industrial PC for $25 shipped last night.. supposedly has a 386 in it and boots to BIOS according to the seller. For the price, I couldn't pass it up since it is hard to even find a case with backplane for that cheap. I think I'll paint this one black with a black Gotek in the front.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby luckybob » 2019-2-10 @ 12:07

@wiretap
To me, that power supply screams Pentium 2/3 era, but the tag says "wi star 66".

Probably a 486/66.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby wiretap » 2019-2-10 @ 12:10

Yea sometimes I just buy things for the mystery factor. lol We'll see once it arrives.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby luckybob » 2019-2-10 @ 12:14

Still cool as hell. I would have bought it for that price for sure.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2019-2-10 @ 13:58

Big day today.

First off the little stuff:

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A pretty generic 1993 486 board with So1 LIF, VLB, 8x 30b SIMM, 64k cache and a 486DX2-66 on it. The reason i bought it: seller pic gave a closeup of the first SIMM: 9 4Mb chips. And indeed 4x 4MB parity, with 4x 1MB behind it. Highly remarkable: not only is there no corrosion on the battery, the 26-year old barrel (date code december 1993) still holds a charge and saves BIOS settings :o

To the left: an MCE2VGA adapter, the next best thing to a good EGA monitor (which I declare to be a unicorn, at least locally and at a price I'm prepared to pay, after 6 months futile searching). Of course, I didn't order an EGA monitor cable as I assumed at least one of my many serial cables would be fully wired straight through... Murphy says: no EGA today. Have to wait until my cable arrives before I can show Skeletor in full EGA glory.

Fortunately I can show Skeletor at significantly higher resolution on today's big catch:

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That's 1280x960 Skeletor not even coming close to filling the screen. SGI 1600SW, connected to the Number Nine Revolution IV-1600SW I picked up a while ago.The best 1998-vintage (or indeed anywhere in the 1990s) TFT bar none. 110ppi, beating a contemporary 24" full HD monitor by about 20% - not bad after two decades ;)

Oh, and that thing in the shadows behind it? A second one :P
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby keropi » 2019-2-10 @ 14:03

^ The ega cable you need must be wired as 1:1 , so those serial cables must have some cables inverted, if you cut one DB9 connector and solder you own with a 1:1 configuration you'll get it going :)

nice stuff you got there btw :D
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2019-2-10 @ 14:28

keropi wrote:^ The ega cable you need must be wired as 1:1 , so those serial cables must have some cables inverted, if you cut one DB9 connector and solder you own with a 1:1 configuration you'll get it going :)

Not just inverted, they're not fully wired up. Multiple pins don't go anywhere. First thing I did was chopped one - only five wires in the cable.
nice stuff you got there btw :D

Oh yes :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby arncht » 2019-2-10 @ 15:14

dionb wrote:Big day today.

First off the little stuff:

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A pretty generic 1993 486 board with So1 LIF, VLB, 8x 30b SIMM, 64k cache and a 486DX2-66 on it. The reason i bought it: seller pic gave a closeup of the first SIMM: 9 4Mb chips. And indeed 4x 4MB parity, with 4x 1MB behind it. Highly remarkable: not only is there no corrosion on the battery, the 26-year old barrel (date code december 1993) still holds a charge and saves BIOS settings :o



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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bjwil1991 » 2019-2-10 @ 15:39

Bought the following yesterday on my thrifting adventures:

eMachines T3116
Microsoft Intellimouse PS/2 and Serial (might as well have a spare)

Received the following in the mail from Digi-Key:
4x 12ns 32Kx8 SRAM
1x 15ns 32Kx8 SRAM
30x 16V 10ųF SMD caps*
20x 25V 68ųF SMD caps**
10x 6.3V 22ųF SMD caps**
10x 6.3V 56ųF SMD caps**
10x (might be less) 10V 16ųF through-hole caps***
5x Solder wick/braid
2x 28-pin socket for my Creative Labs CR-563-B CD-ROM drive to install the firmware EPROM

* for the VooDoo2 card
** for the ASUS X54C motherboard
*** for the Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 card since I borrowed 2 of them for my VooDoo2 card, which didn't work too well.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2019-2-10 @ 22:02

arncht wrote:
dionb wrote:Big day today.

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A pretty generic 1993 486 board with So1 LIF, VLB, 8x 30b SIMM, 64k cache and a 486DX2-66 on it. The reason i bought it: seller pic gave a closeup of the first SIMM: 9 4Mb chips. And indeed 4x 4MB parity, with 4x 1MB behind it. Highly remarkable: not only is there no corrosion on the battery, the 26-year old barrel (date code december 1993) still holds a charge and saves BIOS settings :o



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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2019-2-11 @ 02:04

wiretap wrote:Yea sometimes I just buy things for the mystery factor. lol We'll see once it arrives.

I saw that too. I was very tempted to grab it myself, but I've made way too many purchases lately and I need to slow down and take the time to actually sort, test, and use\resell things. I have a few threads I need to start or update already. :dead:

Let us know what you find when you get it! :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2019-2-11 @ 04:03

luckybob wrote:@wiretap
To me, that power supply screams Pentium 2/3 era, but the tag says "wi star 66".

Probably a 486/66.


I saw it and wondered who bought it.

It is definitely an system with a backplane and a CPU card.. so if they say it boots to a 386 BIOS, my guess it is an ISA backplane with a 386 CPU card (SBC) in it. I guess it could also be a 386 CPU card with an upgrade to a 486 66 CPU in it as well.

Definitely interested in hearing/seeing what is really in it.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Predator99 » 2019-2-11 @ 05:47

Monitoring auctions since about 2 years now, but never spotted one. And then this :exclamation: Now its mine..mine...mine, but without mobiles and spoons :cool:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby luckybob » 2019-2-11 @ 05:55

@predator99

That does look like a nice parallel port pci card. Not that common!

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Cyrix200+ » 2019-2-11 @ 08:10

luckybob wrote:@predator99

That does look like a nice parallel port pci card. Not that common!

^.^


And an OAK VGA! Also very nice.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby badmojo » 2019-2-11 @ 08:12

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby blurks » 2019-2-11 @ 10:35

What a weird pile of junk
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