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by avalanche
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rocking a New 462
Replies: 2
Views: 2448

Rocking a New 462

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Oh..........does this easy too. :shock: My Swedish skud missile

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by avalanche
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Tutorials, Reviews & HOWTOs
Topic: Capacitor replacement Motherboards
Replies: 15
Views: 9428

Re: Capacitor replacement Motherboards

Nah just a cheapy for the time being. Fans are batshit loud as hell. :shock: Max is about 480deg iirc. Still it can handle the larger ground planes just fine. Similar to this unit. I'll invest in a better soldering station latter. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Duratech+TS-1533&espv=2&bi...
by avalanche
Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Tutorials, Reviews & HOWTOs
Topic: Capacitor replacement Motherboards
Replies: 15
Views: 9428

Re: Capacitor replacement Motherboards

Thanks Peter for the nice post :D Glad to see an old guru from the other forum posting here. It's a shame the other members cannot get more active here. Forum here empty of members for days, not counting guests. Sneak peak of some boards here. Atari Joe if he ever shows up, may be sent the ECS + 650...
by avalanche
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Tutorials, Reviews & HOWTOs
Topic: Capacitor replacement Motherboards
Replies: 15
Views: 9428

Re: Capacitor replacement Motherboards

Sanyo & GSC are the removed ones. They're 16year old now, so out they come. :) Just the age of the caps Peter that puts me off. I'm doing full board replacements. I would hope my selected ones are low esr. Not check that often as I'll usually go the high quality ones 5k Hours & up. You'll se...
by avalanche
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Tutorials, Reviews & HOWTOs
Topic: Capacitor replacement Motherboards
Replies: 15
Views: 9428

Re: Replacement Motherboard Capacitors

Reserved 2nd update lists

Note: I'll be editing lists a bit as more is done.
by avalanche
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Tutorials, Reviews & HOWTOs
Topic: Capacitor replacement Motherboards
Replies: 15
Views: 9428

Re: Replacement Motherboard Capacitors

Reserved update lists

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Amd Slot A. Gigabyte GA-7IXE rev1.1

Replacement caps used are.................to do later.
by avalanche
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Tutorials, Reviews & HOWTOs
Topic: Capacitor replacement Motherboards
Replies: 15
Views: 9428

Capacitor replacement Motherboards

Annoyed throwing your old motherboard out because it stopped working :twisted: Ever wondered if replacing old crusty capacitors can get it running again :?: Yes in many cases it can. Especially the larger ones near the cpu socket. :idea: This will be listing of cap replacements for your motherboards...
by avalanche
Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 17838

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Might add another colour. Green is always good :geek:

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by avalanche
Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade - Retro Computing Related
Topic: Retro CPU and Slocket Adaptors
Replies: 5
Views: 3300

Re: Retro CPU and Slocket Adaptors

Thank all the butt hurt wingers in there dobbing on the Pro sellers, as they got banned themselves. Endless whiners dobbers & alerters in Ma's ear. Been years of it. Now what you face is the aftermath from that & the overzealous moderation in there. Bam! Slap it with commercial quantity it m...
by avalanche
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Recent additions to your retro collection!
Replies: 5
Views: 3524

Re: Recent additions to your retro collection!

One of the nice agp's I've been chasing for a while. Bidding is always high on a performance rare type video card.
Definitely not cheap this part, hard fought auction. Still good & collectible

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by avalanche
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Freight forwarding - post your experiences!
Replies: 3
Views: 2317

Re: Freight forwarding - post your experiences!

Honestly you'll just get nailed with express shipping from these forwarders. UPS DHL etc, it's painful. USPS had a good rate 20 pound box at one stage, about $80 then. That packaging is still here. Though sure that service was canned. 5-10kg of parts you'll save a bit of $$. That bulk thing, but cub...
by avalanche
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Freight forwarding - post your experiences!
Replies: 3
Views: 2317

Re: Freight forwarding - post your experiences!

Long handling times can be a container halted in customs. That can add 10 days. I'm finding it less worthwhile to shop overseas. Nice parts are in demand & too few. So that auction you hope to win is bid too high. Pro sellers have stupid high " buy it now" But yes your freight forwarde...
by avalanche
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: What retro related thing have you done recently?
Replies: 45
Views: 18906

Re: What retro related thing have you done recently?

Pow! You have my attention Storage man
by avalanche
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade - Retro Computing Related
Topic: [SYD] Dead motherboards - GONE
Replies: 2
Views: 2056

Re: [SYD] Dead motherboards - GONE

The Asus is interesting with x2 types of ram slots. Would like to see if i can get it running
by avalanche
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Retro Builds
Topic: NAKAMICHI Club
Replies: 5
Views: 3542

NAKAMICHI Club

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Had to be the coolest drive for a pre 2000 era machine. :D
Only x1 rule here to join. Must have a Nakamichi Scsi drive swinging off your beast.
by avalanche
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post up your best dumpster dive
Replies: 4
Views: 3116

Post up your best dumpster dive

We've all done it right :shock:

Spotted even a corner of a piece of hardware thought recognized.
Risked life & limb & dived right in. LoL rhymed.

*insert pic tomorrow *
by avalanche
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Retro Builds
Topic: K7 and P3 Win98se gaming builds
Replies: 18
Views: 6226

Re: K7 and P3 Win98se gaming builds

So transister case is marked but not burnt ? I'd say no.

Caps or a solder reflow
by avalanche
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Meet Ups
Topic: Planned trip to Brisbane
Replies: 7
Views: 6018

Re: Planned trip to Brisbane

https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourcei ... 0nsw%20map

Still I've gone North to Caboolture, Sydney & as far south as Nowra, Canberra as well. Melbourne is a bit far, but I'll do that trip one day
by avalanche
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: What retro related thing have you done recently?
Replies: 45
Views: 18906

Re: What retro related thing have you done recently?

Re question about fan connectors...........

I'd just join the old fan plug to new fan. Splice wires & heatshrink over top
Can be done very neat, take your time with it.

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