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Reply 46420 of 47925, by Shponglefan

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This is a retro-ish purchase.

Took delivery of a TL866II programmer and a bunch of NOS EPROM chips. Going to be replacing the BIOS chips in some 286 machines.

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Reply 46422 of 47925, by rkurbatov

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Shponglefan wrote on 2022-09-21, 19:10:

This is a retro-ish purchase.

Took delivery of a TL866II programmer and a bunch of NOS EPROM chips. Going to be replacing the BIOS chips in some 286 machines.

I did several replacements and EEPROMs were always working where UV EPROM required. They also require that lamp and quite a long procedure of erasing. Though, if you want to be authentic...

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Reply 46423 of 47925, by pentiumspeed

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Just received a Fujitsu Siemens socket 754 K8T800 chipset motherboard. Very beautiful quality board, thick too.

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Reply 46424 of 47925, by PcBytes

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Does an iPad A1337 count? 🤣 It was free, had no accounts on it. The home button works a bit hard, but otherwise works fine, and it's the WiFi+3G model, from what I could gather (for the record, I'm totally illiterate on anything Apple.)

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Reply 46425 of 47925, by Repo Man11

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I didn't buy this retro hardware today - I wanted to, but I resisted the urge (but I might give in sometime in the future). I went to the only local computer store in town that does repairs and sells both new and used parts, and they have about a dozen NOS Asus A8V-X socket 939 motherboards that they are selling for $59.99 each. I have a couple of 939 CPUS, and I have a 939 system, but it's PCIe not AGP. They also have boxes of round IDE cables, round floppy drive cables, many other goodies, and even an old pizza box style AT case on a shelf. I did buy a PS/2 cable dongle for an AT motherboard since they have a bunch of NOS ones for $4.99 each.

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Reply 46426 of 47925, by maestro

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-09-16, 08:19:

7000 and 8000 series all had horrible solder and were prone to just dying, even if never used and still in a sealed box they can still just up and die after a few months due to the shit solder used.

Radical Vision wrote on 2022-09-16, 07:37:

This is nasty.. I have luck with most nVIDIA cards, and they work, no artifacts or BS. Still u can try heatgunning that shit and see, if it will work, or send it to hell...

Good news gents, the seller has excepted a return and even paid the return shipping. He was grumbly at first and surprised I had problems, but I think what helped is that I engaged him politely and messaged him first instead of just starting a return. Instead of acting angry or demanding I asked if he'd be willing to make an exception in this case, and despite having the advantage I think things went well. I definitely dodged a bullet on that return shipping, as far as I understand ebay can't force him to pay it.

Reply 46427 of 47925, by pentiumspeed

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PcBytes wrote on 2022-09-22, 00:11:

Does an iPad A1337 count? 🤣 It was free, had no accounts on it. The home button works a bit hard, but otherwise works fine, and it's the WiFi+3G model, from what I could gather (for the record, I'm totally illiterate on anything Apple.)

This is first ever ipad gen 1. Hopelessly outmoded now as this is 12 years old now and very few apps supported on this plus ram is very small, 256MB. And processor is not that powerful now so you will notice less performance too. Connect to PC, you need 30 pin to USB cable adapter, and launch the 3utools to read back the battery's health, you will see is below par by now.

Ipad Air gen 1, Ipad gen 5 can be had for little now and is still usable.

How I know? This is my real job repairing personal devices (phones and tablets, computers) including apple devices.

PS: Avoid ipad 7 and any ipad Pros up to the current gen. CPU solder issues, which I see several every year, causing different issues including losing touch (broken solder connection from CPU to touch IC). Not many places can reball CPU for a living and is costly and must be really skilled as this is very fickle process especially when forming new solder balls in a stencil on a giant sized CPU, unless one is absolutely must need data. Just today, I had a ipad 7 in for no touch, diagnosed to broken solder on CPU so we're sending it out to outside repair shop for this.

Cheers,

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Reply 46428 of 47925, by kdr

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Went to one of the local recycling centres (which doesn't usually have any retro gear at all) and to my surprise found a box of assorted ISA/PCI/AGP cards for $1 each! Grabbed the best five and left the remainder for the weekend warriors to rummage through.... can't be too greedy heh heh

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I'm genuinely excited about that last card, it's the Deluxe Option Board for Central Point's groundbreaking Copy II PC software -- it can duplicate virtually all of the copy protected IBM PC software from the late 80s! Plus includes a track editor that allows editing all the address marks and sector metadata.... Really hoping that the card is in working condition, hopefully will get a chance to test it this weekend. It will be a great upgrade for my turbo XT system!

The price for these cards was so cheap I feel like this almost deserves a post in the "recently found this hardware" thread....

Reply 46429 of 47925, by TrashPanda

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kdr wrote on 2022-09-22, 03:24:
Went to one of the local recycling centres (which doesn't usually have any retro gear at all) and to my surprise found a box of […]
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Went to one of the local recycling centres (which doesn't usually have any retro gear at all) and to my surprise found a box of assorted ISA/PCI/AGP cards for $1 each! Grabbed the best five and left the remainder for the weekend warriors to rummage through.... can't be too greedy heh heh

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I'm genuinely excited about that last card, it's the Deluxe Option Board for Central Point's groundbreaking Copy II PC software -- it can duplicate virtually all of the copy protected IBM PC software from the late 80s! Plus includes a track editor that allows editing all the address marks and sector metadata.... Really hoping that the card is in working condition, hopefully will get a chance to test it this weekend. It will be a great upgrade for my turbo XT system!

The price for these cards was so cheap I feel like this almost deserves a post in the "recently found this hardware" thread....

USB 2.0 cards are always nice to have, I recently found a 5 port USB2.0 PCI card in a dusty box, cant exactly remember where it may have come from but its got a NEC USB2 controller on it so im thinking its out of an old Compaq server I stripped years back.

No idea if the NEC controllers are better than the VIA ones but it sure as hell cant be worse.

That last card is a nice little gold nugget, Im hoping it works too would be a damn shame if its dead.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 46430 of 47925, by PcBytes

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pentiumspeed wrote on 2022-09-22, 00:48:
This is first ever ipad gen 1. Hopelessly outmoded now as this is 12 years old now and very few apps supported on this plus r […]
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PcBytes wrote on 2022-09-22, 00:11:

Does an iPad A1337 count? 🤣 It was free, had no accounts on it. The home button works a bit hard, but otherwise works fine, and it's the WiFi+3G model, from what I could gather (for the record, I'm totally illiterate on anything Apple.)

This is first ever ipad gen 1. Hopelessly outmoded now as this is 12 years old now and very few apps supported on this plus ram is very small, 256MB. And processor is not that powerful now so you will notice less performance too. Connect to PC, you need 30 pin to USB cable adapter, and launch the 3utools to read back the battery's health, you will see is below par by now.

Ipad Air gen 1, Ipad gen 5 can be had for little now and is still usable.

How I know? This is my real job repairing personal devices (phones and tablets, computers) including apple devices.

PS: Avoid ipad 7 and any ipad Pros up to the current gen. CPU solder issues, which I see several every year, causing different issues including losing touch (broken solder connection from CPU to touch IC). Not many places can reball CPU for a living and is costly and must be really skilled as this is very fickle process especially when forming new solder balls in a stencil on a giant sized CPU, unless one is absolutely must need data. Just today, I had a ipad 7 in for no touch, diagnosed to broken solder on CPU so we're sending it out to outside repair shop for this.

Cheers,

Honestly, it was free, so no big loss. The only cable I have only supports charging - data pins are completely unused.

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Reply 46431 of 47925, by stef80

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Picked up yesterday: Abit BH6 rev 1.02 in surprisingly good condition, for Abit anyways ... very clean and no bulged caps:

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I had to dust it off and use some contact cleaner on ram slots, no issues other than that. Posts with 768MB.

Reply 46432 of 47925, by HanSolo

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stef80 wrote on 2022-09-22, 10:39:

Picked up yesterday: Abit BH6 rev 1.02 in surprisingly good condition, for Abit anyways ... very clean and no bulged caps:
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I had to dust it off and use some contact cleaner on ram slots, no issues other than that. Posts with 768MB.

Nice! How much did you pay for it? The BH6 is my favorite board in terms of 'emotions' 😀 Back in the days all my friends and me had this one together with a Celeron 300A@450

Reply 46434 of 47925, by HanSolo

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stef80 wrote on 2022-09-22, 11:07:

~12€, local market auction
Starting CPU voltage is 1.35V ... would be nice for Tualatins.

The garage found on ebay -kleinanzeigen? 😀

Reply 46435 of 47925, by stef80

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Croatian auction site. Though I also order a lot from kleinanzeigen via Mailboxde 😁.
You win some, you loose some. I got 2 busted Voodoo1s recently which I payed a lot more.

Reply 46436 of 47925, by HanSolo

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stef80 wrote on 2022-09-22, 11:16:

Croatian auction site. Though I also order a lot from kleinanzeigen via Mailboxde 😁.
You win some, you loose some. I got 2 busted Voodoo1s recently which I payed a lot more.

I found one in the photos among other stuff but unfortunately it was already sold.
My experiences with Tualatin on BX-chipset were not really good. We later wanted to use a T-Celeron on a modded Abit BX133. It worked but not stable.

Yes, buying from such sources is always a gamble but most of the time I 'won' 😀

Edit: Woohoo! My 100th post. I'm not a Newbie anymore 😁

Reply 46437 of 47925, by creepingnet

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Got another shelf so one's dedicated to NEC, one's dedicated to NanTan, and then I added another laptop to my collection. Another, this time generic, NanTan 9200D, this time the DSTN Model with the 10.3" color screen. Got it yesterday and went through it with a fine tooth comb.

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Reply 46438 of 47925, by devius

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kdr wrote on 2022-09-22, 03:24:

Went to one of the local recycling centres (which doesn't usually have any retro gear at all) and to my surprise found a box of assorted ISA/PCI/AGP cards for $1 each!

Speaking of Audigy, also got one recently together with a few other cards and a CPU from a manufacturer I didn't have any examples before:

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Reply 46439 of 47925, by Predator99

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kdr wrote on 2022-09-22, 03:24:

I'm genuinely excited about that last card, it's the Deluxe Option Board for Central Point's groundbreaking Copy II PC software -- it can duplicate virtually all of the copy protected IBM PC software from the late 80s! Plus includes a track editor that allows editing all the address marks and sector metadata.... Really hoping that the card is in working condition, hopefully will get a chance to test it this weekend. It will be a great upgrade for my turbo XT system!

Wow thats a really cool find I have never seen this card! I have also been using COPY II PC and it was able to copy all my copy protected disks even without that card. Please let us know if/how it works!