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Reply 39900 of 40546, by bjwil1991

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Bought a replacement CD laser assembly for my PS1 SCPH-9001 since the current one has stuttering FMV issues, an NES clone (the ones the malls sold back in 2004 before the FBI seized the assets), and a T2150CDT laptop.

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NES clone

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Reply 39901 of 40546, by BitWrangler

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Cool, getting the floppy drive is kinda rare, dunno if it was an extra cost option or they all lost them.

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 39902 of 40546, by bjwil1991

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Probably got lost for several units that I've seen on eBay in the past.

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Reply 39903 of 40546, by Pierre32

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-07-23, 01:51:
Bought a replacement CD laser assembly for my PS1 SCPH-9001 since the current one has stuttering FMV issues, an NES clone (the o […]
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Bought a replacement CD laser assembly for my PS1 SCPH-9001 since the current one has stuttering FMV issues, an NES clone (the ones the malls sold back in 2004 before the FBI seized the assets), and a T2150CDT laptop.

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Seems like it's a real minefield shopping for these, and I don't really trust any of the listings on the major sites. Where did you get yours?

Reply 39904 of 40546, by bjwil1991

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eBay. I should've done more research first and find an exact one that is trusted, but there are other sites that are fishy and if retro console parts websites had those, I'd buy one in a second.

Another note is, even if it has the same model number on the listing, it doesn't mean that it's an OEM and could be a cheap clone.

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Reply 39906 of 40546, by Brawndo

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Also arrived today, a NIB Princeton EO710 17" CRT monitor. I splurged on this one given how rarely NIB CRTs show up these days. Hopefully it'll last the rest of my life considering how infrequently it'll be used.

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Reply 39907 of 40546, by AngryByDefault

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devius wrote on 2021-07-22, 17:37:
AngryByDefault wrote on 2021-07-22, 13:27:

Shipping was relatively expensive so I added a AWE64 the seller had at a good price and was also in my "wanted" list to justify that cost... -> I guess THIS is when you start to loose control, isn't it? 🤣

If you're just starting you'll soon realize that control was still very far from lost at this point. 😆

Yeah, well, the key words there were "start to" 😀, and that was from June... so I'm not done yet.

Reply 39908 of 40546, by Brawndo

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AngryByDefault wrote on 2021-07-22, 13:27:

Shipping was relatively expensive so I added a AWE64 the seller had at a good price and was also in my "wanted" list to justify that cost...

Forgive my curiosity, but did you happen to scoop up the AWE64 for about $35 USD on eBay? I only ask because I had one on my watch list but it was sold. I've just been buying up motherboards so I put it on the back burner.

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Brawndo wrote on 2021-07-23, 15:30:
AngryByDefault wrote on 2021-07-22, 13:27:

Shipping was relatively expensive so I added a AWE64 the seller had at a good price and was also in my "wanted" list to justify that cost...

Forgive my curiosity, but did you happen to scoop up the AWE64 for about $35 USD on eBay? I only ask because I had one on my watch list but it was sold. I've just been buying up motherboards so I put it on the back burner.

Hi! No, it was from the local ebay-like site...

Reply 39911 of 40546, by kixs

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Joakim wrote on 2021-07-23, 16:12:

I just want to say that this thread is on page 1996, the year the first voodoo card was released.

That is all. 😉

Pretty much the same... I get year associations for the last 20 pages 😉

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Reply 39913 of 40546, by Brawndo

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Joakim wrote on 2021-07-23, 16:12:

I just want to say that this thread is on page 1996, the year the first voodoo card was released.

That is all. 😉

Same year I graduated high school, excellent time to be getting into PCs. Though my first voodoo card was a banshee a couple years later, the Diamond Monster Fusion.

Reply 39914 of 40546, by BetaC

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Well, I think that the 486 system I keep on thinking about building is quickly becoming something inevitable. I managed to find this beauty locally for $15.

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If anyone wants floppy images, I’ll need help with using soft windows on my Mac 7100to make them as I don’t have any non-Mac floppy drives.

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Reply 39915 of 40546, by HanJammer

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These three things.

Unisys T3618-01 monitor... no info about it at all - I found info about almost identical T3618-00 which is supposed to be CGA/EGA. Mine works 'out of the box' with the CGA and it works with EGA Wonder 800 set to IBM RGB Color monitor in EGA modes... it didn't wanted to work with a 'true' EGA (although this card gave me some trouble in the past) so I don't know how much EGA-compatible it is. It also doesn't have any sort of mode switch. Thing has some minor cracks (one of the feet's and on the back shroud where it goes under the front plastic piece), but overall it's in nice condition, and the picture quality is excellent. It's build like a tank, it's fully shielded under the back cover and weights a ton.

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This largely uninteresting Philips CM8833-II, price was decent and I got a big discount, but it's nothing compared to Unisys above...

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And this PC in cool 'Adax' case (it's not Adax though). It has Batman's Revenge inside with CT2290 and SiS PCI graphics card. Case is in nice shape, needs slight retrobright though...

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Reply 39916 of 40546, by EvieSigma

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I got this very cool plasma-screen luggable off eBay. No obvious branding but it seems to be a Dolch clone? Has a 486DX-33 and 4MB of 30pin RAM, and a 200MB Conner hard drive with MS-DOS 5 and Windows 3.1 installed.

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Reply 39917 of 40546, by BitWrangler

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I heart me a nice luggable. Good score.

HanJammer wrote on 2021-07-23, 23:17:

This largely uninteresting Philips CM8833-II, price was decent and I got a big discount, but it's nothing compared to Unisys above...

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Amiga folks like "Huh? That's a decent monitor!"

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 39918 of 40546, by britain4

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For the princely sum of £1.20 on eBay:

Picked up this old beast today, it’s labelled Triumph Adler, more famous for building typewriters and the Alphatronic. Had almost no listing and no Google results for the machine either so went for next to nothing.

Turned out to be a working generic 14” CRT dated 1994, this machine - it’s a 486DX 66MHz, rest of the specs unknown up to now - and a huge bag of software including some still in the shrink wrap! that I haven’t looked at properly yet.

The system looked almost immaculate inside, as though it had never been used - no dust or dirt to be found. I don’t believe it’s ever been taken apart as all the connectors still had their (I assume) factory hot glue on them.

Sadly the barrel battery is right next to the keyboard port and has corroded many traces so can’t get it to recognise a keyboard currently but will be repairing all of those in due course. Apart from yellowing on the front, it’s in decent shape - I think it’ll clean up really well and with some Retrobrite, it’s got an LED turbo display, not a bad machine.

They were a bit before my time (I started out with late Pentium I machines back in the day) so if anyone can help identify the case (or motherboard) I’d be most grateful but will be putting up more detailed pics as I get to repairing the motherboard.

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- AMD K6-II 400MHZ, PCChips M598LMR, Voodoo
- P-MMX 233MHz, FIC PA2013, S3 ViRGE + Voodoo
- PII 400MHz, MSI MS6119, ATI Rage Pro Turbo + Voodoo2 SLI
- PIII 933MHz, ECS P6IPAT, Voodoo5 5500
- Toshiba Libretto 110CT, 300MHz, 96MB RAM

Reply 39919 of 40546, by bjwil1991

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Won the Disney Combo Pak (Mickey's ABCs and Disney Sound Source) with all of the trimmings.

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