I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby SSTV2 » 2018-8-10 @ 19:37

cj_reha wrote:Introducing the Swagmobile. :lol: :lol: :lol:

It was a bit of a wobbly ride. I rode with one hand on the handlebars and one on the set.

That's no BI-cycle :lol:

Also, its fork is facing the wrong way.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby tabm0de » 2018-8-10 @ 21:53

SSTV2 wrote:
cj_reha wrote:Introducing the Swagmobile. :lol: :lol: :lol:

It was a bit of a wobbly ride. I rode with one hand on the handlebars and one on the set.

That's no BI-cycle :lol:

Also, its fork is facing the wrong way.



Thats the first thing i notice and just pissed me off :D
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby xjas » 2018-8-10 @ 22:28

cj_reha wrote:Introducing the Swagmobile. :lol: :lol: :lol:

It was a bit of a wobbly ride. I rode with one hand on the handlebars and one on the set.


I bet you could wheelie that for BLOCKS on-end.

Also, yes, fix your fork. :P
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby cj_reha » 2018-8-10 @ 23:10

...you guys just made me realize that too. Damnit. :lol:

I kinda hurriedly put it back together as it had been in storage for some time, don't kill me! :lol:
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby liqmat » 2018-8-10 @ 23:30

cj_reha wrote:...you guys just made me realize that too. Damnit. :lol:

I kinda hurriedly put it back together as it had been in storage for some time, don't kill me! :lol:

Dude. The photo is hilarious and who gives a flying fork about the fork. That photo is a classic with the TV on the bike.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Repo Man11 » 2018-8-11 @ 02:48

liqmat wrote:
cj_reha wrote:...you guys just made me realize that too. Damnit. :lol:

I kinda hurriedly put it back together as it had been in storage for some time, don't kill me! :lol:

Dude. The photo is hilarious and who gives a flying fork about the fork. That photo is a classic with the TV on the bike trike.


FTFY.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Repo Man11 » 2018-8-11 @ 03:14

cj_reha wrote:Was doing my weekly bike ride before trash day looking for anything interesting and spotted this old TV on the curb. It was sitting next to some 1950's era console radio cabinets that had been completely gutted and some other miscellaneous junk.

When I was tying it to the back of my bike the lady actually thanked me for taking it and said I could have whatever I wanted, so I thanked her in return and rode the half mile home with it.

After bringing it in, I found out it is a 19-inch RCA ColorTrak set from 1984. Seems to work perfectly fine, no color issues or anything, just needed some fine adjustments. Wonder why it was thrown out. Ah well, better for me anyway. Probably gonna use it with my Atari 2600 and Odyssey 2 systems. :blush:


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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby probnot » 2018-8-11 @ 19:39

cj_reha wrote:Was doing my weekly bike ride before trash day looking for anything interesting and spotted this old TV on the curb. It was sitting next to some 1950's era console radio cabinets that had been completely gutted and some other miscellaneous junk.

When I was tying it to the back of my bike the lady actually thanked me for taking it and said I could have whatever I wanted, so I thanked her in return and rode the half mile home with it.

After bringing it in, I found out it is a 19-inch RCA ColorTrak set from 1984. Seems to work perfectly fine, no color issues or anything, just needed some fine adjustments. Wonder why it was thrown out. Ah well, better for me anyway. Probably gonna use it with my Atari 2600 and Odyssey 2 systems. :blush:

I had that exact set as a bedroom TV when I moved out on my own (similar roadside free find).

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Nice find, those 80s RCAs were decent TVs that seem to last forever. It was probably thrown out because for the average person, it's useless :dead:
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby MKT_Gundam » 2018-8-11 @ 21:57

My first time I see a V1 in person:
Sadly is full dirt and a cap is missing (c101)
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby PcBytes » 2018-8-11 @ 22:02

Looks fixable,just needs a good cleaning and a cap in that spot, assuming the pads aren't ripped.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2018-8-13 @ 04:06

Sometimes, I find a piece of junk card that looks useless (an old serial\parallel card or modem) and is too rusty to bother with, and for some reason I don't put it in the scrap pile with the rest. This time, I'm very glad I kept this one.

I didn't take a pic yet, but its basically identical to this:
http://www.vgamuseum.info/index.php/new ... g-et1000-a

An ancient DFI MG-150 Tseng ET1000-A MDA\Hercules 64KByte 8bit ISA video card! The back plate is fairly rusty, but the rest of the card looks surprisingly decent considering its over 30 years old and I found it buried in a huge scrap lot (98% of which I ended up reselling as scrap because it was so bad).

According to wikipedia, this was the best selling MDA\Herc card of all time:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tseng_Labs

I don't know much about these cards. I assume that I can't really do anything with this card without a Hercules compatible monitor. I have an IBM 5153 monitor that supports CGA as well as 16 color EGA at lower resolutions, but I've read that it won't work with Hercules graphics and it'd be a bad idea to even try it. Too bad, it would have been interesting to try this out!
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby xjas » 2018-8-18 @ 09:13

I haven't been picking too much stuff up recently, but here's a couple things I saved from the pile today. Gateway-branded Intel i815 motherboard with a P3/733 (the tower was there too, but I just scooped the board), and a Dell 17" monitor on one of those stands you can bolt a small-form-factor desktop onto.

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^^ I like the passive cooling on this setup. I don't really need this, but I thought it was too decent to toss out. I might combine a few of my slot 1 / 370 systems and make one really good one, then flog the leftovers.

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^^ I don't have the desktop type that goes on this stand (yet), but it looks good next to my same-vintage Inspiron 600m:

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The carry handle on top is also a nice touch. The monitor is 17", 1280x1024, with DVI & VGA inputs, a 4-port USB hub, and doesn't need a power brick. Always handy.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby yawetaG » 2018-8-18 @ 10:58

xjas wrote:I haven't been picking too much stuff up recently, but here's a couple things I saved from the pile today. Gateway-branded Intel i815 motherboard with a P3/733 (the tower was there too, but I just scooped the board), and a Dell 17" monitor on one of those stands you can bolt a small-form-factor desktop onto.

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^^ I like the passive cooling on this setup. I don't really need this, but I thought it was too decent to toss out. I might combine a few of my slot 1 / 370 systems and make one really good one, then flog the leftovers.


It's not really passive cooling. In those Gateway cases, a fan in the power supply blows air straight onto the processor heat sink.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Vegge » 2018-8-20 @ 19:19

Got the chance to pick up some stuff that was going to the dumpster.

Some soundcards
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GFX
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Stuff
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Laptop
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Small 386 machine
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Some of the parts came from the machines I picked up. Mostly branded machines missing this or that. One of the machines however has the audigy 2 front panel.
There was also 2 ISA sound cards, an 8-bit VGA card, some controller cards, random software and other stuff.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby oeuvre » 2018-8-20 @ 22:33

How are old Acer desktops?
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Kadath » 2018-8-21 @ 14:49

Other rack-stuff, rescued from certain destruction:

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Good looking rack case, ATX friendly - thanks God. Inside:

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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-8-21 @ 15:25

Check the caps on the board before testing it to make sure they ain't bulged up, spewed, etc.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Kadath » 2018-8-21 @ 15:39

bjwil1991 wrote:Check the caps on the board before testing it to make sure they ain't bulged up, spewed, etc.


More than one under che socket are bulged... as tha majority of the Athlon era :P


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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-8-21 @ 15:59

Also, the power supply connector needs a good cleaning or replacement (don't know for sure) since it looks like 2 spots are brown. Other than that, that's a pretty good motherboard.
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Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby PcBytes » 2018-8-21 @ 18:44

bjwil1991 wrote:Also, the power supply connector needs a good cleaning or replacement (don't know for sure) since it looks like 2 spots are brown. Other than that, that's a pretty good motherboard.

Looks just a bit darkened, should be good. Just needs a recap (Rubycons would look nice imo, but whatever you can get) and should be good!
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