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Reply 20520 of 22128, by BitWrangler

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Heh, didn't notice that, the floppy version was the smallest footprint too, so that's gotta be about 6 installs worth 🤣

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Reply 20521 of 22128, by dionb

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creepingnet wrote on 2021-12-20, 18:23:

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Then there's this hot piece of crap - M590 - which I remember I bought one on E-bay years ago and sold it to someone because I just was not a fan of it TBH.

After some testing, I'm starting to think the board may be ok, but the problem is that I don't have the VGA Graphics connector for it. I only have an external PCI card to see with. The lights on the Diagnostic card seem to be doing what they are supposed to - Reset blinks on, then clears, and IRDY blinks on and clears on the first boot-up.

In that case take a look at page 17 of this manual. Quite different board, but same connector and likely same pinout:
https://www.win3x.org/uh19/public/motherboard … 83761722983.pdf

The M590 manual does give the pinout of the ATX connector, but not of the proprietary VGA connector 🙁

Reply 20522 of 22128, by BitWrangler

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I've used the same cable on 3 or 4 PC Chips boards, so I think they're gonna be the same.

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Reply 20523 of 22128, by RobDos

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Picked up this today for $20.00, trying to decide what to do with it.
Maybe look for another SL5LW chip to go with it and Matrox PCI64 video card? this one will sit on a shelf for a while, needs a new battery 😀

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Reply 20524 of 22128, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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There's another thread for that:
Bought these (retro) hardware today

But Dual Tualatin system (with just 1 Tualatin) for 20 bucks is an awesome find.

Reply 20525 of 22128, by Shreddoc

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TrashPanda wrote on 2021-12-20, 07:30:

PC Direct 286 machine only . .its not a 286 but a 486SX in disguise with a thrown together parts list.

Oh my .. has a 52MB Quantum Pro in it ..

That is near-enough my exact first computer, the heart of my youth's PC nostalgia. Obtained new in late 1991.

A PC Direct 286 with 52MB Quantum HDD, which, a couple of years later I had upgraded with an SBPro 2, then a 486 motherbard + an SX-33 processor (which I "overclocked" by jumper setting to 40Mhz), and eventually a Cirrus Logic VLB card.

Then in 1995 I gave it away to a friend, who within a year had gone off PCs and passed it on, and so I never saw or thought of it again. Until many years later, when grown old enough that it's memory brings the intense nostalgia and longing for our youths which we all know.

It's almost mind-bending to imagine that somehow that actual machine made it's way through time, all those long years and decades, and is still going to this day - perhaps in the hands of somebody just like you.

I hope you treat "the old girl" well. 😀 It's probably had almost as long and complex a journey as we have ourselves.

Reply 20526 of 22128, by BitWrangler

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RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2021-12-21, 01:30:

There's another thread for that:
Bought these (retro) hardware today

But Dual Tualatin system (with just 1 Tualatin) for 20 bucks is an awesome find.

Ohhh yeeahhhhh, nice score. Go the whole monty, the full way, the whole 9 wax, the full ball of yards, and bless it with a pair of 1.4S ... but yah another SL5LW is good too when them's maybe a fair chunk of change now, never know, might spot them in a $20 scrap lot.... it is kind of scratching for percents at the top end when you've got 85-90% right there. ... If the P2B-DS gets necromanced here, it might just get 1.13 Ghz coppermines on it, because that's what I've got.

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 20527 of 22128, by TrashPanda

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Shreddoc wrote on 2021-12-21, 02:36:
That is near-enough my exact first computer, the heart of my youth's PC nostalgia. Obtained new in late 1991. […]
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TrashPanda wrote on 2021-12-20, 07:30:

PC Direct 286 machine only . .its not a 286 but a 486SX in disguise with a thrown together parts list.

Oh my .. has a 52MB Quantum Pro in it ..

That is near-enough my exact first computer, the heart of my youth's PC nostalgia. Obtained new in late 1991.

A PC Direct 286 with 52MB Quantum HDD, which, a couple of years later I had upgraded with an SBPro 2, then a 486 motherbard + an SX-33 processor (which I "overclocked" by jumper setting to 40Mhz), and eventually a Cirrus Logic VLB card.

Then in 1995 I gave it away to a friend, who within a year had gone off PCs and passed it on, and so I never saw or thought of it again. Until many years later, when grown old enough that it's memory brings the intense nostalgia and longing for our youths which we all know.

It's almost mind-bending to imagine that somehow that actual machine made it's way through time, all those long years and decades, and is still going to this day - perhaps in the hands of somebody just like you.

I hope you treat "the old girl" well. 😀 It's probably had almost as long and complex a journey as we have ourselves.

The cool thing is that it’s also got it’s Pc Direct original 15” screen a cool little number with its own lcd panel on the front. Displays details about the res it’s currently running in like refresh rates and horizontal and vertical sync rates.

The old girl will be well cared for.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 20528 of 22128, by bjwil1991

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Finally got my PS2 30001 up and running. Installed a new power/eject ribbon cable on the switch and the board, put it back together with the cable out of the way this time, and it powers on and it runs.

Both my 30001 and 50001 have the silent fan mods installed and they sound a lot quieter than before.

Next up: replacing the HDDs with SSDs to make it more quieter, even.

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Reply 20529 of 22128, by BetaC

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-12-21, 03:43:

Finally got my PS2 30001 up and running. Installed a new power/eject ribbon cable on the switch and the board, put it back together with the cable out of the way this time, and it powers on and it runs.

Both my 30001 and 50001 have the silent fan mods installed and they sound a lot quieter than before.

Next up: replacing the HDDs with SSDs to make it more quieter, even.

I'd not bother with an SSD, really. if you can a laptop sata drive in there, you'll never really hear it while still being so fast that Ace Combat 04 missions load instantly.

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Reply 20530 of 22128, by PcBytes

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creepingnet wrote on 2021-12-20, 18:23:

Other option is to burn a new Flash ROM for it, but I need to figure out what options I have to do that with at this point since I don't have an EEPROM burner (at least, not yet).
I'm going to see which board I can get to boot first and then probably sell the one that does not work to whoever can replace them. Also, I'm tempted to recap the M919. What I find odd about that one is it was sold at RE-PC to me as a working board but it never worked.

Hotflashing? A bit trickier to do but the best choice and free of cost if you don't have a programmer handy. I remember using a VIA 694X mobo to flash a DIP32 BIOS chip to revive a dead Xbox, without much success unfortunately (there were so many wires that I gave up)

bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-12-21, 03:43:

Finally got my PS2 30001 up and running. Installed a new power/eject ribbon cable on the switch and the board, put it back together with the cable out of the way this time, and it powers on and it runs.

Both my 30001 and 50001 have the silent fan mods installed and they sound a lot quieter than before.

Next up: replacing the HDDs with SSDs to make it more quieter, even.

Weren't the 50001 silent by design? I remember the 30000/35000/37000/39000 being loud but the 50000s were really silent.

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Reply 20531 of 22128, by bjwil1991

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The fan on my 50001 was a bit noisy to my ears, but it wasn't that terrible. The 30001 made me lose my marbles. Had to fix the fan on my 30001 since after I put it back together, the fan decided to not spin up and the PS2 overheated for a moment. Turned out the cable was too close to the blades and all is well. Gotta do further testing before I set it up in my basement for Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

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Reply 20532 of 22128, by Kahenraz

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Today was a repair day. I fixed some broken SMD capacitors on a memory stick and some Radeon graphics cards that were in my pile of things to fix.

256MB Micron memory module triage and repair
ATI Radeon 7200 SDR triage and repair (x2)

Reply 20533 of 22128, by PcBytes

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Mmm, that 7200 repair was nice. Shame that I (very likely) threw my 9000 AIW away, would've surely loved to fix it using your techniques.

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Reply 20534 of 22128, by WDStudios

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I played the Windows 3.0 port of SimAnt in a virtual machine yesterday. It was awesome.

Since people like posting system specs:

LGA 2011
Core i7 Sandy Bridge @ 3.6 ghz
4 GB of RAM in quad-channel
Geforce GTX 780
1600 x 1200 monitor
Dual-booting WinXP Integral Edition and Win7 Pro 64-bit
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XP compatibility is the hill that I will die on.

Reply 20535 of 22128, by PD2JK

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Getting the band back together. I mean, getting all the original parts for this Highscreen AT together. Not completely original, i'm having some problems with the Sound Boostar 3D (AD1816AJS) in Windows 95... But the Packard Bell branded Aztech with OPL3 is working fine. So that troubleshooting is for another time.

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Reply 20536 of 22128, by bjwil1991

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Gotta love those Noctua fans. I cannot believe how much quieter my PS2s are with those fans.

Also, if anyone is planning on doing the Noctua fan mod on a PS2, I recommend wrapping electrical tape around the connectors to prevent shorts.

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Reply 20537 of 22128, by Kahenraz

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PcBytes wrote on 2021-12-21, 12:17:

Mmm, that 7200 repair was nice. Shame that I (very likely) threw my 9000 AIW away, would've surely loved to fix it using your techniques.

Please spread the word. If you're going yo throw these things away, there is probably someone here to who may be able to fix it or would otherwise be useful for practice.

Reply 20538 of 22128, by liqmat

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Kahenraz wrote on 2021-12-21, 23:47:
PcBytes wrote on 2021-12-21, 12:17:

Mmm, that 7200 repair was nice. Shame that I (very likely) threw my 9000 AIW away, would've surely loved to fix it using your techniques.

Please spread the word. If you're going yo throw these things away, there is probably someone here to who may be able to fix it or would otherwise be useful for practice.

Why this thread exists.

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