Imi, did you see that offer? :-p […]
Imi, did you see that offer? :-p
This was the only sellers photo for a buy-at-once offer (30€). Already the CMS chips are worth that money. Box arrived today, some nice surprises were also in the box 😀 Box arrived as shown on the photo, box closed without further packaging material.
Photos of the content maybe later 😉
if it was a buy at once I probably missed it 😉 I spent so much money lately, I've been trying to restrict myself a bit ^^
(but if I had seen it, I would have bought it in a heartbeat :p)
I still bid on quite a few scrap boxes lately though... I also got a CT1350B out of it... but not only does it not have CMS chips, it's also missing the slot bracket and even the FM chip 🙁
most of the cards I got lately are missing brackets... one scrap box I bought up with ALL of the chips removed from the cards... and I wouldn't have bid on it if the seller wouldn't also have listed all the chips seperately, won those for 1€ on top... that sure was worth all the effort of yanking them off the boards and bending all the pins, and of course they came crumpled up in a plastic bag 🙁
I tried fixing most of them... but one 286 that was there was beyond repair as one of the legs was so bent out of shape that it broke off as soon as I touched it.
spent a whole evening trying to sort them all out and assign all the ICs back to their respective cards, still haven't figured all of them out, as some of the EPROMs don't have specific labels, and don't really know which memory goes on which card except for one:
I've somehow slid from actually collecting to trying to save as much hardware from scrappers as possible 🤣
there were some more VLB cards in there, not all of them pictured.
I also finally bought a desoldering station... that didn't go so well...
the seller is reassuring me time and time again, that everything worked just fine... but this is how it arrived:
...I tried testing the vacuum at least before I fix that... and it seems kinda weak? should you actually be able to feel the vacuum at the tip?