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Reply 3800 of 3908, by HanJammer

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weedeewee wrote on 2022-06-10, 16:16:
HanJammer wrote on 2022-06-10, 16:04:

NOS box of ZIP/100 diskettes (10 pieces). I generally try to stick with 250 IDE/SCSI/USB drives and media as they are the most universal, but it's not easy to buy any of them NOS so I'm not complaining. I paid ~5 USD per piece, so not great but not terrible as well.

Shouldn't that be in the 'bought this' thread .

Yes. But because you had to make this comment I can no longer delete it and move it there even though I noticed the mistake almost immediately after posting it here...

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Reply 3801 of 3908, by weedeewee

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Well, I recently found...

Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro with psu
Soundblaster Audigy 2 - sb0240
HP T5570 - this is a pretty annoying machine to add storage to, it has sata yet the connector is the wrong one to hook up a cable to. it also has what looks like 44pin ide, can't recall if it had the same cable problem. machine came with 2GB of ssd storage connected to the 44pin connector.
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HanJammer wrote on 2022-06-10, 16:52:
weedeewee wrote on 2022-06-10, 16:16:

Yes. But because you had to make this comment I can no longer delete it and move it there even though I noticed the mistake almost immediately after posting it here...

Nice to know that immediately is equal to around 12 minutes 😎

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Reply 3802 of 3908, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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Socket3 wrote on 2022-05-31, 13:19:

This is one of the first gaming mice right? From around 1999 or 2000?

It's not ONE of the first gaming mice. It's THE first gaming mouse!

Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-31, 15:22:

Except for needing to clean the ball now and again (mine was a ball mouse and not the much more recent optical version), the main problem of this mouse is that at some point the keys will become 'sticky', pressing them won't work anymore and at some point bending the keys back will also not work anymore.
If the mouse is still in working condition (especially if both the large mouse keys still press like they should), I'd say enjoy it! Hopefully this Terratec branded one doesn't have the same mouse key issues my original Boomslang had 😋

I had both and they developed the same issues after 2 1/2 year each.

Reply 3803 of 3908, by pentiumspeed

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Replace the microswitches using omron brand, a microswitch that lasts. This fixed my razar laser mouse and now I need to source a correct height roller encoder several years later.

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Reply 3804 of 3908, by Socket3

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RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-06-10, 18:06:
It's not ONE of the first gaming mice. It's THE first gaming mouse! […]
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Socket3 wrote on 2022-05-31, 13:19:

This is one of the first gaming mice right? From around 1999 or 2000?

It's not ONE of the first gaming mice. It's THE first gaming mouse!

Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-31, 15:22:

Except for needing to clean the ball now and again (mine was a ball mouse and not the much more recent optical version), the main problem of this mouse is that at some point the keys will become 'sticky', pressing them won't work anymore and at some point bending the keys back will also not work anymore.
If the mouse is still in working condition (especially if both the large mouse keys still press like they should), I'd say enjoy it! Hopefully this Terratec branded one doesn't have the same mouse key issues my original Boomslang had 😋

I had both and they developed the same issues after 2 1/2 year each.

Hmmm the switches on this mouse work great. Either this is a later version that doesn't have this issue or it wasn't used very much.

Reply 3805 of 3908, by Tetrium

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Socket3 wrote on 2022-06-11, 18:33:
RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-06-10, 18:06:
It's not ONE of the first gaming mice. It's THE first gaming mouse! […]
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Socket3 wrote on 2022-05-31, 13:19:

This is one of the first gaming mice right? From around 1999 or 2000?

It's not ONE of the first gaming mice. It's THE first gaming mouse!

Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-31, 15:22:

Except for needing to clean the ball now and again (mine was a ball mouse and not the much more recent optical version), the main problem of this mouse is that at some point the keys will become 'sticky', pressing them won't work anymore and at some point bending the keys back will also not work anymore.
If the mouse is still in working condition (especially if both the large mouse keys still press like they should), I'd say enjoy it! Hopefully this Terratec branded one doesn't have the same mouse key issues my original Boomslang had 😋

I had both and they developed the same issues after 2 1/2 year each.

Hmmm the switches on this mouse work great. Either this is a later version that doesn't have this issue or it wasn't used very much.

It was in essence a design flaw. But even if affected, it will probably work fine for a year or 2.
There is also an optical version called the Collector Edition 2007 which may not have this issue. Mine had a different issue though with the scrollwheel which I ended up never being able to fix somehow so I ended up not using this mouse much at all meaning that IF it has this same issue, it hasn't had any time to develop it. I used mine for a few weeks or so at most, then put it back in the (cookie jar like) bin.

EDIT: I checked and I didn't put it back in the tin itself but back into the black box the tin originally came with. I think because I didn't want to push all the cables back in (I didn't want the cables to get bend too much etc). And at one point in time I'll have to get a bit more serious and try a proper install for it. Now that I've had it in my hands again I want to use it again xD
I also went ahead and checked some online videos of the mouse and holy goddamn crap, people pay a lot of money for a brand new one these days O.0
The only reason I got it was because I loved my Boomslang so much regardless of its flaws, it's by far the most expensive mouse I ever bought (second most expensive is proly some OEM leftover €5 mouse without any warranty or something 🤣). And for some reason I love the shape of that mouse. I sincerely hope Razer will make more of these, the Boomslang definitely triggers that nostalgia-feel for me. I still remember, from all those years ago, the first time I started using my first Boomslang when I said "This isn't a mouse? This is a god damn tiger!" xD 😜

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Reply 3806 of 3908, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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Socket3 wrote on 2022-06-11, 18:33:

Hmmm the switches on this mouse work great. Either this is a later version that doesn't have this issue or it wasn't used very much.

Probably not used much.
If excessively used they last about 2-3 years until the mouse buttons (usually the left one, if you're right handed) get stuck.
I had three Boomslang (one original + two Terratec) and all developed the same issues.

Reply 3807 of 3908, by CrFr

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Found some woodgrain goodness 😀

Logitech Z-3. Beautiful set. Cast aluminium stands, aluminium front plates, feels like a premium product. I guess these are about 20 years old? I remember seeing these things when Pentium 4 was new.

I didn't dare to power them on yet. There must be a reason why someone threw this nice set in the trash. Maybe test it outdoors, to be on the safe side.

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Edit: Tested them, absolutely nothing wrong with them. Even the pots are not scratchy. Sound is pretty decent. These definately go into use somewhere.

Reply 3808 of 3908, by gerry

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CrFr wrote on 2022-06-15, 20:15:
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Found some woodgrain goodness 😀

Logitech Z-3. Beautiful set. Cast aluminium stands, aluminium front plates, feels like a premium product. I guess these are about 20 years old? I remember seeing these things when Pentium 4 was new.

I didn't dare to power them on yet. There must be a reason why someone threw this nice set in the trash. Maybe test it outdoors, to be on the safe side.

Edit: Tested them, absolutely nothing wrong with them. Even the pots are not scratchy. Sound is pretty decent. These definately go into use somewhere.

people just throw things away when they are considered 'old', or if someone gets inspired by minimalism and thinks that means throwing everything away, or the object doesn't go within the new decor and so on

whether something works or not is only part of the decision

they mostly wont even give to charity or put on freecycle, easier to just throw it

I'm glad some, like you, rescue things and find them a purpose again

Reply 3810 of 3908, by weedeewee

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I recently found... ( or better said, saved from being shredded into pulp )

Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2
56k modem fccid:H52PT-3020
psion workabout
ATI R92LE AGP
Trident 8900D ISA
SIL0680 dual IDE PCI
2 SB0200 Soundblastere Live!
SB0220 Soundblaster Live! 5.1 digital
SB0060 Soundblaster Live! 5.1
and some memories & processors
and a postit noteblock

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Reply 3811 of 3908, by EvieSigma

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My e-waste contact hooked me up with some old cards. I don't know what the one AGP card or the ISA SBC are but they seemed good so I took them.

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Reply 3812 of 3908, by weedeewee

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EvieSigma, That's a nice SBC, I think a 386DX40 maybe sx if it works with 2 simm modules, otherwise you'll need all four filled.
and that battery, is that a lithium primary cell ?

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Reply 3814 of 3908, by EvieSigma

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weedeewee wrote on 2022-06-25, 18:47:

EvieSigma, That's a nice SBC, I think a 386DX40 maybe sx if it works with 2 simm modules, otherwise you'll need all four filled.
and that battery, is that a lithium primary cell ?

Yeah, it's one of those Tadiran 3.6v lithium batteries you usually see in Macs.

No idea what the CPU is, the heat sink is epoxied on and I don't have an ISA backplane board to try and test it.

Reply 3815 of 3908, by weedeewee

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EvieSigma, i'm fairly certain you only need the 5v rail to get some life out of that SBC. +-12v to use the serial ports.

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Reply 3816 of 3908, by Repo Man11

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Craigslist freebie: a 2011 Macbook Pro. No charger included, so I'll have to buy one to find out if it works. Wish me luck.

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Reply 3817 of 3908, by BitWrangler

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EvieSigma wrote on 2022-06-25, 18:39:
My e-waste contact hooked me up with some old cards. I don't know what the one AGP card or the ISA SBC are but they seemed good […]
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My e-waste contact hooked me up with some old cards. I don't know what the one AGP card or the ISA SBC are but they seemed good so I took them.

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Looks to me like you've got a Radeon and a TNT2 in AGP, the SBC I don't know about, they're all unicorns in one way or another.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 3818 of 3908, by EvieSigma

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-06-26, 02:54:
EvieSigma wrote on 2022-06-25, 18:39:
My e-waste contact hooked me up with some old cards. I don't know what the one AGP card or the ISA SBC are but they seemed good […]
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My e-waste contact hooked me up with some old cards. I don't know what the one AGP card or the ISA SBC are but they seemed good so I took them.

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Looks to me like you've got a Radeon and a TNT2 in AGP, the SBC I don't know about, they're all unicorns in one way or another.

Yeah, the card marked "9600" I knew was a Radeon but the other one I wasn't sure about, a TNT2 is a nice find that I certainly can't complain about!

Reply 3819 of 3908, by Tetrium

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EvieSigma wrote on 2022-06-26, 03:50:
BitWrangler wrote on 2022-06-26, 02:54:
EvieSigma wrote on 2022-06-25, 18:39:
My e-waste contact hooked me up with some old cards. I don't know what the one AGP card or the ISA SBC are but they seemed good […]
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My e-waste contact hooked me up with some old cards. I don't know what the one AGP card or the ISA SBC are but they seemed good so I took them.

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Looks to me like you've got a Radeon and a TNT2 in AGP, the SBC I don't know about, they're all unicorns in one way or another.

Yeah, the card marked "9600" I knew was a Radeon but the other one I wasn't sure about, a TNT2 is a nice find that I certainly can't complain about!

Looks more like a TNT2 M64. Especially the way the solder dots for the 16MB variant are partially overlapped by the location for the memory chips of the 32MB variant are very typical for M64 cards. TNT2 usually has a different memory layout.

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