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First post, by scorp

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Hi guys, I was pointed out, that my channel could be interesting for broader audience in the retro community, but is unknown for the most people. I like to tinker around with a hardware which meant to be dead and talk about repairing and getting the retro hardware running. In case someone is interested, you are welcome!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKU5nwSWYXa3xfXGBlKyvdw

My Youtube channel Necroware

Reply 3 of 25, by Joseph_Joestar

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Nice channel!

I just watched your 486 rebuild video and noticed that you set it up as an FTP server for easy file access. This seems very useful, can you explain this process in a bit more detail? Maybe in a new video?

Also, did you ever find out what happened to that SB16?

Using Audigy drivers with a Sound Blaster Live
Installing DOS drivers on an Audigy2 ZS
OPL3 vs. ESFM vs. CQM vs. SBLive
OPTi 82C930 review

Reply 4 of 25, by scorp

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2020-08-02, 18:00:

Nice channel!

I just watched your 486 rebuild video and noticed that you set it up as an FTP server for easy file access. This seems very useful, can you explain this process in a bit more detail? Maybe in a new video?

Also, did you ever find out what happened to that SB16?

Thank you. Ok, I'll do a video about FTP server. In regards to SB16 I didn't have time yet to investigate..... unfortunately. I actually have now two SB16 with same symptoms, I'll need to dive into it.....

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Reply 5 of 25, by Joseph_Joestar

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Nice!

Do you think you could also do a video about replacing the capacitors on an old sound card? This seems to be an issue that occurs fairly often and causes excessive noise even when using line out.

I would like to try this on my OPTi 82C930 some day, but I don't think my skills are up to the task at the moment.

Using Audigy drivers with a Sound Blaster Live
Installing DOS drivers on an Audigy2 ZS
OPL3 vs. ESFM vs. CQM vs. SBLive
OPTi 82C930 review

Reply 6 of 25, by scorp

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2020-08-02, 18:52:

Nice!

Do you think you could also do a video about replacing the capacitors on an old sound card? This seems to be an issue that occurs fairly often and causes excessive noise even when using line out.

I would like to try this on my OPTi 82C930 some day, but I don't think my skills are up to the task at the moment.

You mean the SB16? I guess, I will have to go through the card with an oscilloscope first and see, if I can find something suspicious. I started already to make some measurements, but it is quite a time consuming task. However, if it's a capacitor, it would be nice to know which one exactly can produce such a behavior. This could help the other people to fix their cards.... don't know yet, if I'll come out with a solution though.... we'll see.

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Reply 7 of 25, by Joseph_Joestar

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I meant more in general, since a lot of these old sound cards have failing capacitors, and it would be great to have a tutorial video on how to properly replace them.

Using Audigy drivers with a Sound Blaster Live
Installing DOS drivers on an Audigy2 ZS
OPL3 vs. ESFM vs. CQM vs. SBLive
OPTi 82C930 review

Reply 8 of 25, by scorp

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2020-08-02, 20:51:

I meant more in general, since a lot of these old sound cards have failing capacitors, and it would be great to have a tutorial video on how to properly replace them.

Ok, I'll keep this in mind.

My Youtube channel Necroware

Reply 9 of 25, by scorp

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Just wanted to say, that I posted a video about CMS reverse engineering work for SB2.0, which was made 1,5 years ago and reported here on vogons. I wanted to make a video about it for a long time, but never have had time for that. Anyway, now it's done and if you are interested in details, feel free to watch it. Furthermore, I made an appeal on the community in that video to remind everybody why we all are here. Just in case, I don't want to insult or blame somebody personally, I'm talking about the community in the whole.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLBTt2mYMvA&t=335s

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Reply 15 of 25, by wiretap

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Subscribed. Your content looks good. Clear audio, clear well lit video, good voice, good b-roll footage, good use of graphical representations. This should give me another nice source of content to watch in the evenings. Thanks.

I'm your 500th subscriber. 😁

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Reply 16 of 25, by scorp

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wiretap wrote on 2020-10-22, 15:47:

Subscribed. Your content looks good. Clear audio, clear well lit video, good voice, good b-roll footage, good use of graphical representations. This should give me another nice source of content to watch in the evenings. Thanks.

I'm your 500th subscriber. 😁

Clear feedback, good 500th subscriber 😉

Thank you very much for the feedback! I'm still not quite happy with the quality of my content, but I'm trying to improve.

My Youtube channel Necroware

Reply 17 of 25, by texterted

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I enjoyed the laptop refurb videos. Reminded me of what I did to my Thinkpad R50e. 😀

Cheers

Ted

98se:- Asus A8v Dlx. A-64 3000+, 512 mb ddr, 4400 Ti, SB Live.
XP Pro:- Asus P5 Q SE Plus, C2D E8400, 2 Gig DDR2, Radeon HD4870, SB Audigy 2ZS.
Windows Home Server v1 :- Gigabyte GA-EP43, c2D E8400, Bunch of SATA HDD's.

Reply 18 of 25, by scorp

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texterted wrote on 2020-10-22, 16:52:

I enjoyed the laptop refurb videos. Reminded me of what I did to my Thinkpad R50e. 😀

This was actually not the usual content on my channel, I usually do more retro stuff, but this project was also a lot of fun. I actually still use this laptop in my workshop. It has a good keyboard and it acts as a library for documentation and datasheets as well as a software repository.

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Reply 19 of 25, by scorp

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Just for fun I made another Covox Speech Thing clone - Silly Sound Bastard. You can find the video on my Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/DKLKtH_rQJU
The project is open source, you can find it here: https://github.com/fandjelo/silly-sound-bastard

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My Youtube channel Necroware