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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