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 Tiido » 2018-12-08 @ 21:58

I have used gearbox oil for various spindles. It has low viscosity and won't escape on any spindle etc.

Some weeks ago I scored a Nokia 445ZA 21" CRT monitor and a nice AT tower with QDI Titanium IB based P166MMX + 16MB RAM + 2MB Rage3D + Crystal based sound. Both needed repair, the board couldn't hold CMOS settings. Eventually I found a burned trace on it and a shorted diode, repairing those and all works perfectly again. The monitor had a dead voltage regulator on it. It has 17k hours on it so about halfway through its life but the image is still bright, without any burn in and cathodes are still good and reach cutoff so no discolorations etc. in dark colors :D
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Baoran » 2018-12-08 @ 22:06

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gdjacobs wrote:See if you can pump the bearings full of oil based lubricant (I used petroleum jelly). I did that with a seized Radeon 9100 fan and it's been resurrected for years.


Would gun oil have too low viscosity to be used in something like that?


Gun oil might be kinda thin. I always use 5w-30 or 10w-30 full synthetic motor oil. Haven't had to re-oil a single fan in years. Best to take the fan apart and clean all the dried up oil and dirt out first though.


I removed the cooler and the fan and cleaned the card itself, but I am actually not sure how to take the fan apart. There don't seem to be a screw behind the ati sticker.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Baoran » 2018-12-09 @ 02:36

cyclone3d wrote:
Baoran wrote:
gdjacobs wrote:See if you can pump the bearings full of oil based lubricant (I used petroleum jelly). I did that with a seized Radeon 9100 fan and it's been resurrected for years.


Would gun oil have too low viscosity to be used in something like that?


Gun oil might be kinda thin. I always use 5w-30 or 10w-30 full synthetic motor oil. Haven't had to re-oil a single fan in years. Best to take the fan apart and clean all the dried up oil and dirt out first though.



I lubricated the fan twice. It runs better and no loud noise, but there is quiet rattle that I can hear all the time which probably means that the bearings are simply too far gone that the fan could be saved.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby eisapc » 2018-12-09 @ 11:52

I was able to rescue the following from company scrap over the last months. Finally got the gatepass signed to get all the stuff home:
- HP XW6000 dual Xeon workstation
- HP XW6200 dual Xeon workstation
- HP XW4600 C2D
- HP MSA 60 external SAS/SATA storage enclosure
- V7 media FX ISA soundboard, Ensonic chipset
- 2x Compaq 3,5/5,25 dual floppy drives
- Quadro 4 AGP grahics (fan stuck)
- P166 MMX CPU (slightly bent pins)
- 32 MB PS/2 parity RAM stick
- 8 port Compaq KVM switch
forgot to mention
- 2x 3C509 ISA Ethernet with bootrom
- 3C900 PCI Ethernet
- ASC-29160LP PCI64 SCSI
- Quadro FX570 PCI-E
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby CelGen » 2018-12-09 @ 18:07

Recycler got this in and simply gave it away to whoever said yes because there was absolutely nothing about it that he could recycle.

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It is very much a custom PC case with a vertical slot loading DVD drive and the ATX chassis slides out on rails but what steals the show about this.....monolith is not the asthetic, or the stainless steel trim but the fact it's made out of 1/2" slabs of black granite and weighs 150lbs.


Why the f--- does this exist?????
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby liqmat » 2018-12-09 @ 18:14

Wow and I thought rack systems were heavy. I am guessing for a home theater setup or something like that and everything around it was also made of granite and they wanted the system to match the decor.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby oeuvre » 2018-12-09 @ 21:34

Wow, that's... something else. Put it on top of your high end granite countertop.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby dionb » 2018-12-09 @ 22:00

Granite is HEAVY, possibly this was for the acoustics, to keep audible vibrations down to a minimum. But you can do that cheaper, somebody was showing off here ;)
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Postby luckybob » 2018-12-10 @ 00:10

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

Postby gdjacobs » 2018-12-10 @ 02:54

CelGen wrote:Recycler got this in and simply gave it away to whoever said yes because there was absolutely nothing about it that he could recycle.

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It is very much a custom PC case with a vertical slot loading DVD drive and the ATX chassis slides out on rails but what steals the show about this.....monolith is not the asthetic, or the stainless steel trim but the fact it's made out of 1/2" slabs of black granite and weighs 150lbs.


Why the f--- does this exist?????


Because it's awesome! :lol:
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby xjas » 2018-12-10 @ 03:32

Agreed, that thing is sweet! I dare you to build a gaming rig in it & bring it to LAN parties. You might need a forklift (or at least a sturdy hand-truck.)
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-12-10 @ 04:24

Looks like a custom built case. Heavy AF, but, looks pretty cool.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby CelGen » 2018-12-10 @ 06:57

I just want to know what the hell compelled them to mount the optical drive vertically.
After all that effort into the enclosure and putting the chassis on slide rails there's $5 in angle brackets from The Home Depot that makes it hang akwardly from the top and supported from one side. It's like an afterthought but they clearly planned out the brush-edged stainless steel bezel slot before everything was put together.
Once I find another slot loading DVD drive I'll have to rebuild this weird bracket.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby yawetaG » 2018-12-10 @ 07:04

CelGen wrote:I just want to know what the hell compelled them to mount the optical drive vertically.
After all that effort into the enclosure and putting the chassis on slide rails there's $5 in angle brackets from The Home Depot that makes it hang akwardly from the top and supported from one side. It's like an afterthought but they clearly planned out the brush-edged stainless steel bezel slot before everything was put together.
Once I find another slot loading DVD drive I'll have to rebuild this weird bracket.


Well, it's not like the standard chassis etc. was visible from the outside...everyone who sees it simply goes "Wow, that's cool" and doesn't pay a thought to how the internals are...
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby tegrady » 2018-12-10 @ 11:42

CelGen wrote:Recycler got this in and simply gave it away to whoever said yes because there was absolutely nothing about it that he could recycle.

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It is very much a custom PC case with a vertical slot loading DVD drive and the ATX chassis slides out on rails but what steals the show about this.....monolith is not the asthetic, or the stainless steel trim but the fact it's made out of 1/2" slabs of black granite and weighs 150lbs.


Why the f--- does this exist?????


Reminds me of a gravestone.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby PC Hoarder Patrol » 2018-12-10 @ 13:15

Certainly unusual - maybe once belonged to a kitchen fitter :happy: , or.... :lol:

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

Postby Unknown_K » 2018-12-11 @ 01:24

cyclone3d wrote:
Baoran wrote:
gdjacobs wrote:See if you can pump the bearings full of oil based lubricant (I used petroleum jelly). I did that with a seized Radeon 9100 fan and it's been resurrected for years.


Would gun oil have too low viscosity to be used in something like that?


Gun oil might be kinda thin. I always use 5w-30 or 10w-30 full synthetic motor oil. Haven't had to re-oil a single fan in years. Best to take the fan apart and clean all the dried up oil and dirt out first though.

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