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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 34860 of 47171, by darry

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If I remember correct, my Powerleap PL-IP3T (which will likely end up in my P3B-F) came from (or passed through) a smoking environment. It cleaned up fine and with little effort, even the fan .

The Aopen case that currently houses my main retro machine was also smoked and quite strongly caked in sticky nicotine/tar dust inside, and that's after being thoroughly blasted with compressed to remove the loose dust/nicotine/tar . I ended up dousing the inner metal frame with IPA and rubbing it clean. Every removable plastic part was given a bath . I recycled the 250W PSU, because between being infiltrated with nicotine dust in all its crevices, having multiple leaky caps and needing a new fan, it just was not worth the effort to me . The end result was worth it (case was 20 CAN$), but it took me several hours to clean .

The point to all this is that parts from a smoking environment are not necessarily a significant issue, unless they come from the home of a chain-smoker who did not believe in ever opening a window .

Reply 34861 of 47171, by Horun

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darry wrote on 2020-06-27, 04:20:

The point to all this is that parts from a smoking environment are not necessarily a significant issue, unless they come from the home of a chain-smoker who did not believe in ever opening a window .

Yes there is the "tar" effect from those that never opened a window ! Sorta like when I worked for a machine shop that did brakes and cylinder heads back about 1980. The junk that engines build up back then was crazy and took putty knifes and wire brushes to clean off before you even tried to do any work. Am actually glad that was one of my early college jobs, made me NOT afraid of crude build up in computers ;p

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.

Reply 34862 of 47171, by Grzyb

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-06-26, 23:47:

PANDA 386V-013

How nice, you did what I ordered you to do in this post - Re: My big benchmark of Am386DX-40 motherboards.
😁

Reply 34865 of 47171, by kingcake

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I got a brand new in the box Magitronics case, psu, and mobo from 1992! Has an AMD 386sx-25 onboard. Had a Varta battery but it didn't leak much. Cleaned it up with vinegar and installed a new battery.

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Reply 34868 of 47171, by bjwil1991

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That is one stunning case.

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Reply 34869 of 47171, by Miphee

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kingcake wrote on 2020-06-28, 01:02:

Cleaned it up with vinegar and installed a new battery.

Using a sealed external lithium battery pack is highly recommended.
NiMH are good but any battery directly soldered to the board is an unnecessary risk, even button cells are known to leak sometimes.

Reply 34870 of 47171, by TheMobRules

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That's a very nice looking case, kingcake!

I wonder what was the link between Magitronic and Gigabyte... almost every Gigabyte board I've come across from the early-mid 90's had a Magitronic label.

Reply 34871 of 47171, by bjwil1991

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Bought a 386 DX-33 (Intel) for my newly acquired 386 for game benchmarks.

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Reply 34872 of 47171, by pii_legacy

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Doesn't really count as "bought"...... found a Logitech Wingman Warrior on the sidewalk for free.... not much else good in the box, a radioshack electronics learning kit for kids, a TV box, a ps/2 to usb adapter (also took it), power supplies...

Reply 34873 of 47171, by HanJammer

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pii_legacy wrote on 2020-06-28, 16:17:

Doesn't really count as "bought"...... found a Logitech Wingman Warrior on the sidewalk for free.... not much else good in the box, a radioshack electronics learning kit for kids, a TV box, a ps/2 to usb adapter (also took it), power supplies...

Then why don't you post it here: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

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Reply 34874 of 47171, by pii_legacy

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-06-28, 16:31:
pii_legacy wrote on 2020-06-28, 16:17:

Doesn't really count as "bought"...... found a Logitech Wingman Warrior on the sidewalk for free.... not much else good in the box, a radioshack electronics learning kit for kids, a TV box, a ps/2 to usb adapter (also took it), power supplies...

Then why don't you post it here: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Didn't see that thread, ty

Reply 34875 of 47171, by kingcake

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Miphee wrote on 2020-06-28, 04:46:
kingcake wrote on 2020-06-28, 01:02:

Cleaned it up with vinegar and installed a new battery.

Using a sealed external lithium battery pack is highly recommended.
NiMH are good but any battery directly soldered to the board is an unnecessary risk, even button cells are known to leak sometimes.

I agree, but this case/mobo is so pristine from being in climate controlled storage since 92 I want to keep it looking period correct.

Reply 34876 of 47171, by brassicGamer

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-06-24, 00:23:

Anyway, such cards always remind me how immensly flexible x86 architecture was and is and it's uses extends far behind home/office or even server room use.

Something that people with those silly old Amigas or Macs will never understand :]

Wait til they find out the first AirPort base station has a 486 SoC at its heart 😂

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Reply 34877 of 47171, by T4600C

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Got this baller-looking videocard, an Asus V9999!

Very nice packaging and very mint card.

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Going to be totally boss in my late Pentium 3 PC!