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Reply 49760 of 53694, by Trashbytes

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Anyone else here like some old beige case action from Lian Li ?

Managed to win an auction for this PC10 beauty, includes all the accessories and even the promotional materials. Will make a perfect home for my Athlon XP 2400 rebuild, have all the bits for it just needed a fitting beige case for it !

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And the bonus Lian-Li Razzle Dazzle brochure

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Might seem odd but that brochure might make for a cool wall poster.

Edit - Just realised that I got this lovely case from the same seller Luckbob got his Pentium Pro haul from recently .. was watching the parts myself, if I had the cash bob would have had some competition for them 😜

Reply 49761 of 53694, by Trashbytes

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Quick second post ...Just scored a second Compaq Armada 1750 for my collection, depending on what parts it has it might become a spares machine for the one I have already, it does come with all the Compaq accessories including the original travel bag and PCMCIA ethernet card.

Reply 49762 of 53694, by ediflorianUS

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this was not a verry good day , ordered the cpu's and after charge-ing the ipod Touch 1G , battery swollen-up..I put it in the freezer hope the swelling goes down... I am not a fan of dismantling i-stuff just for a battery I can't afford.

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Reply 49763 of 53694, by CrFr

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CrFr wrote on 2023-07-11, 15:27:

Amiga 500. Very yellowed. Power cord has been chewed by some rodent, and wires with 230V are exposed, so that will have to be replaced. I've never even seen an Amiga before, so it will be interesting to explore this.
Other than yellowing, it seems to be in pretty decent shape, and the seller said they had tested disk drive and all the ports.

And what a surprise, I found a leaking Varta battery.

Funny thing is that this memory expansion module had no labels or markings at all on the outside, just shiny sheet metal wedge soldered shut. This probably saved it. I had to google what the hell this thing is, and found out it also has a clock in it. If it had said on the outside it is a memory module, I would have just set it aside and paid no further attention to it, and the battery could have kept leaking.

Luckily, there was not much damage done yet.

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Reply 49764 of 53694, by TrashPanda

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CrFr wrote on 2023-07-12, 11:36:
And what a surprise, I found a leaking Varta battery. […]
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CrFr wrote on 2023-07-11, 15:27:

Amiga 500. Very yellowed. Power cord has been chewed by some rodent, and wires with 230V are exposed, so that will have to be replaced. I've never even seen an Amiga before, so it will be interesting to explore this.
Other than yellowing, it seems to be in pretty decent shape, and the seller said they had tested disk drive and all the ports.

And what a surprise, I found a leaking Varta battery.

Funny thing is that this memory expansion module had no labels or markings at all on the outside, just shiny sheet metal wedge soldered shut. This probably saved it. I had to google what the hell this thing is, and found out it also has a clock in it. If it had said on the outside it is a memory module, I would have just set it aside and paid no further attention to it, and the battery could have kept leaking.

Luckily, there was not much damage done yet.

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Very easy card to repair too, not overly complex and worth fixing.

Reply 49765 of 53694, by TheChexWarrior

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I bought this little Pocket-PC Palm Visor 1 translucent blue & white.

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Reply 49766 of 53694, by doublebuffer

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Picked up this locally assembled 386 SX from an older gentleman. He said some of the ICs on the motherboard are manufactured by Nokia, but I have yet to open it. Those were the times when everything wasn't imported from East-Asia.

The plastic parts need a bit attention and the battery wants to be replaced. Although I've got to admit I have no idea how to restore this machine, but live and learn I guess. And all tips are welcome of course as usual.

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Reply 49767 of 53694, by bestemor

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What is the exact model spec(name/code) on that monitor back there ?
(to easier find it on fleabay)

And, is it IPS or TN or.... ?
What 'size' and standard resolution ?
sorry! for the nagging, but looked 'interesting'... 😅

Reply 49768 of 53694, by doublebuffer

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bestemor wrote on 2023-07-12, 21:02:

What is the exact model spec(name/code) on that monitor back there ?

I have no idea, sorry, bought it from aliexpress years ago. It's full hd and small, something like 7" and intended for monitoring film shoot on the set I think, but it works well configuring and testing computers as well. Try searching for camera field monitor on google if you want to buy something similar.

Reply 49769 of 53694, by MMaximus

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bestemor wrote on 2023-07-12, 21:02:
What is the exact model spec(name/code) on that monitor back there ? (to easier find it on fleabay) […]
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What is the exact model spec(name/code) on that monitor back there ?
(to easier find it on fleabay)

And, is it IPS or TN or.... ?
What 'size' and standard resolution ?
sorry! for the nagging, but looked 'interesting'... 😅

You might find more info on this thread

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Reply 49770 of 53694, by HanSolo

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I did it again and rescued another CRT. A Philips Brilliance 202P with 22" tube (360 MHz, 130 kHz, 160 Hz, 0.24 mm). Not sure where I'll store it, so it's still in my car 😁

Reply 49771 of 53694, by BitWrangler

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Check for hollow space under the sofa, put it up on risers 🤣

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 49772 of 53694, by ubiq

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Picked up this fella today:

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AT cases of any sort are pretty rare round my way and I thought this one might have some potential. Wasn't too worried about the internals but maybe I might luck out and find a gem or two?

Welp, looks about right... 😐

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So did I win the lottery? Of course not!

MSI MS-5129 (TR5) Socket 7 motherboard
Pentium 200 CPU
2 x 16MB SIMMs
A soundcard that's too cheap for me to identify
Some kind of USB card (assuming 1.1 even though the mobo has USB headers)
No video card so I'm assuming it was worth more separately
4GB WD HD
Generic 16x CD-ROM
and a 3.5" floppy missing its faceplate

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The motherboard isn't too bad and I didn't have a non-MMX P200, so that's alright. The RTC chip is socketed which is nice. And the case is exactly as authentically cheap and flimsy as it looks.

It's crap, but now it's my crap. 🤓

Reply 49773 of 53694, by appiah4

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The soundcard looks like an ES1868 which is a respectable Pro compatible card.

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Reply 49775 of 53694, by RetroPC_King

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Today I got this from a friend:
-ASUS DRW-1608P3S 16x X Multi DVD-RW Drive
-a ATX MiniTower PC Case like in those pictures (but in reality in a very good condition, and without GPU and motherboard, only case) + a floppy drive and a optical drive (not the one pictured in the photo)

Any opinions?

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Reply 49776 of 53694, by appiah4

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That case is amazing.. It begs to be turned into a Y2K Athlon build! Not everyone digs that aesthetic but presonally I love teal/trans-teal accents on beige ATX cases.

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Reply 49777 of 53694, by RetroPC_King

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appiah4 wrote on 2023-07-13, 08:08:

That case is amazing.. It begs to be turned into a Y2K Athlon build! Not everyone digs that aesthetic but presonally I love teal/trans-teal accents on beige ATX cases.

Yes. I plan to put a MATSONIC MS8137C+ Amd Athlon XP 1700+ build in it if I want.

Reply 49778 of 53694, by HanSolo

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BitWrangler wrote on 2023-07-13, 01:17:

Check for hollow space under the sofa, put it up on risers 🤣

Maybe some hollow space IN the sofa. Even if the manual says it's the shortest 22" flatscreen in the world with a depth of only 47.6 cm/18.7", that cube is slightly too big to fit under my sofa 😀

It's supposed to be capable of showing 1920x1440 @ 85Hz. That's better than many monitors today.

Reply 49779 of 53694, by ChrisK

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You could put some logs under your sofa's feet.
As a side effect you would gain space for some more CRTs (depending of the width by depth measures of your sofa of course).

This technique could also be deployed to other furniture, such as beds, chairs, etc. Your imagination is your friend.

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