VOGONS


Bought these (retro) hardware today

Topic actions

Reply 38480 of 39924, by Ozzuneoj

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
imi wrote on 2021-03-16, 17:57:

🙁

is that damage on the inside or outside (anti-glare?) of the tube?

if it's on the inside, what happened even, did it break and lose it's vacuum?

Yeah, it had one layer of bubble wrap around it and it must have gotten compressed end to end. That little curved sliver of glass appears to be part of the neck of the tube that got crushed.

I can't even describe how disappointed I am. The seller said he had shipped many monitors without problems. Said the key was to use lots of packaging. Well... he used one heavy duty bubble wrap bag type thing, put it in the box with some other items, and it got crushed in at least two different directions. It was a rare deal I couldn't pass up, but I'd have much rather left it alone than to have been involved in this thing getting smashed.

If I was slightly less reasonable, I'd cry. No electronic device lasts forever or truly "matters" in the grand scheme of things, but there are so few things left that can do what this does... what a loss.

Last edited by Ozzuneoj on 2021-03-16, 18:20. Edited 2 times in total.

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 38481 of 39924, by appiah4

User metadata
Rank l33t++
Rank
l33t++

CRTs are the one thing I never even considered buying/collecting. I got one for free once and immediately gave it away. Too much hassle in every damn way. My C1084S is the only exception to that rule..

Retronautics: A digital gallery of my retro computers, hardware and projects.

Reply 38482 of 39924, by Robert B

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
Ozzuneoj wrote on 2021-03-16, 17:49:
*sigh* […]
Show full quote

*sigh*

Guys... I could cry.

This is... or was... a Sony CPD-1302. An exceedingly rare RGB digital\analog selectable multisync monitor compatible with CGA\EGA\PGA\MDA and others.

No words...

Just.........

No words...

I feel your pain my brother! When I'll decide to buy a CRT I'll try to find one in my country and I'll go pick it up myself. I really wouldn't want to see such carnage!

Last edited by Robert B on 2021-03-16, 18:22. Edited 1 time in total.

Reply 38483 of 39924, by Ozzuneoj

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

I know what you mean appiah. I rarely buy monitors because of things like this. It is very hard to ship them, but... man, people have to know what a package goes through... right??

Got my refund for it already. But wow... all I can do is shake my head.

This is probably a stupid question, but is anything else likely to use the same tube as this? Is there any hope of replacing this 13" Trinitron tube from 1988?

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 38484 of 39924, by imi

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t
Ozzuneoj wrote on 2021-03-16, 18:22:

I know what you mean appiah. I rarely buy monitors because of things like this. It is very hard to ship them, but... man, people have to know what a package goes through... right??

Got my refund for it already. But wow... all I can do is shake my head.

This is probably a stupid question, but is anything else likely to use the same tube as this? Is there any hope of replacing this 13" Trinitron tube from 1988?

I just looked that up before, the CPD-1404 apparently uses the same tube but that is probably equally rare, there might be others.
there might also be a few with "compatible" tubes idk

Reply 38485 of 39924, by Ozzuneoj

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
imi wrote on 2021-03-16, 18:27:
Ozzuneoj wrote on 2021-03-16, 18:22:

I know what you mean appiah. I rarely buy monitors because of things like this. It is very hard to ship them, but... man, people have to know what a package goes through... right??

Got my refund for it already. But wow... all I can do is shake my head.

This is probably a stupid question, but is anything else likely to use the same tube as this? Is there any hope of replacing this 13" Trinitron tube from 1988?

I just looked that up before, the CPD-1404 apparently uses the same tube but that is probably equally rare, there might be others.
there might also be a few with "compatible" tubes idk

How did you find that they use the same tube? Just curious.

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 38487 of 39924, by Warlord

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

snagged this under appreciated card. Because its rare.

EVGA 7900 GTO, not actual card. but looks like this one.

Basically identicle to a 7900 GTX but with underclocked fast 1.1ns Samsung BJ11 GDDR3 performance is between a 7800GTX and a 7900GTX and above a 7950 GT

Plan to put it in my 915 chipset build.

Attachments

  • gto.jpg
    Filename
    gto.jpg
    File size
    75.69 KiB
    Views
    516 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception

Reply 38493 of 39924, by SteveC

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

Bit different - Another random purchase from eBay for just a few pounds.

mx1004.PNG
Filename
mx1004.PNG
File size
648.42 KiB
Views
443 views
File license
Fair use/fair dealing exception

It's an IBM/ISS Proventia MX1004 firewall - I'm going to try and upgrade it as much as possible and run Sophos XG firewall on it.

I believe it's a Celeron 600Mhz or something inside with a normal looking 2.5" hard drive according to this picture I found.

mx1004 2.PNG
Filename
mx1004 2.PNG
File size
446.47 KiB
Views
443 views
File license
Fair use/fair dealing exception

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnG0NzvdJSb4_LibUPp0DwQ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevec00ps

Reply 38494 of 39924, by Ozzuneoj

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
SteveC wrote on 2021-03-16, 20:31:
Bit different - Another random purchase from eBay for just a few pounds. mx1004.PNG […]
Show full quote

Bit different - Another random purchase from eBay for just a few pounds.
mx1004.PNG

It's an IBM/ISS Proventia MX1004 firewall - I'm going to try and upgrade it as much as possible and run Sophos XG firewall on it.

I believe it's a Celeron 600Mhz or something inside with a normal looking 2.5" hard drive according to this picture I found.

mx1004 2.PNG

I'm not at all familiar with older networking gear. What would you use that firewall for? Just to protect older machines? I can't imagine that a firewall from the 90s can keep up with modern loads. Does it have 100mbit ethernet at least or is the interface upgradeable to 1gbit?

Genuinely curious. 😀

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 38495 of 39924, by SteveC

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member
Ozzuneoj wrote on 2021-03-16, 20:51:
SteveC wrote on 2021-03-16, 20:31:
Bit different - Another random purchase from eBay for just a few pounds. mx1004.PNG […]
Show full quote

Bit different - Another random purchase from eBay for just a few pounds.
mx1004.PNG

It's an IBM/ISS Proventia MX1004 firewall - I'm going to try and upgrade it as much as possible and run Sophos XG firewall on it.

I believe it's a Celeron 600Mhz or something inside with a normal looking 2.5" hard drive according to this picture I found.

mx1004 2.PNG

I'm not at all familiar with older networking gear. What would you use that firewall for? Just to protect older machines? I can't imagine that a firewall from the 90s can keep up with modern loads. Does it have 100mbit ethernet at least or is the interface upgradeable to 1gbit?

Genuinely curious. 😀

I'll find out when I get it 😀 There are 4 gig ethernet interfaces so I'm hoping it can be useful. I'm using an old IGEL Thin client at the moment but it's a bit of a hack job.
I have a couple different networks at home e.g. servers, few different WiFis (like one locked down that my daugher's iPad is on). I host my own email etc at home too so I need something to protect the servers from the outside world.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnG0NzvdJSb4_LibUPp0DwQ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevec00ps

Reply 38498 of 39924, by CMB75

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

Yesterday, I got an ASUS P/I-P6NP5 rev. 1.41 mainboard with a PPro SL22T and 64 MB of EDO DRAM. It does come with a cooler which has a rather pragmatic approach to power the fan.

PentiumPro-ASUS-P6NP5.jpg
Filename
PentiumPro-ASUS-P6NP5.jpg
File size
490.33 KiB
Views
344 views
File license
CC-BY-4.0

I do like the retentioning mechanism.

PentiumPro-Socket8-Retention.jpg
Filename
PentiumPro-Socket8-Retention.jpg
File size
252.09 KiB
Views
344 views
File license
CC-BY-4.0

Looks like someone tried to scratch some material of the heat spreader. Probably a gold digger …😉

PentiumPro-SL22T-scratches.jpg
Filename
PentiumPro-SL22T-scratches.jpg
File size
171.15 KiB
Views
344 views
File license
CC-BY-4.0

It will power my NT4.0 server.

Reply 38499 of 39924, by appiah4

User metadata
Rank l33t++
Rank
l33t++

Got myself an Arduino Nano clone and an Ethernet Shield, building a plipbox fo my A500 and some friends.

Retronautics: A digital gallery of my retro computers, hardware and projects.