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  1. I asked for you on the BIOS-Mods forum about the...

    I asked for you on the BIOS-Mods forum about the modded bios. Unfortunately that member seems to have not been active there since 2016, and I haven't had good luck in general getting anything useful...
  2. I would avoid using a rust remover gel because...

    I would avoid using a rust remover gel because you'll always have issues with uneven coats leaving streaks and other weird patterns on the metal. You didn't specify which rust removal product you...
  3. It could be the motherboard doesn't have...

    It could be the motherboard doesn't have microcode support for the 2800+, depending on which version it is and is just displaying nonsense.

    There were several versions of the Athlon XP 2800+:
    ...
  4. According to this ancient forum thread: ...

    According to this ancient forum thread:

    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?290328-Emachine-proprietary-with-AU31-need-better-bios!!

    There's apparently a single jumper somewhere on the...
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    The PSU is the most likely culprit. I've come...

    The PSU is the most likely culprit.

    I've come across several PSUs from that vintage recently that are dead due to leaking or dried up caps. You can try pulling all of the power connectors off the...
  6. I scrapped one for the same reason years ago. The...

    I scrapped one for the same reason years ago. The previous owner didn't park the head, or it was abruptly powered down and the head fused to the platter, like HARD fused. I'd imagine the unit had to...
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    Thanks for that. I had that disk laying around...

    Thanks for that. I had that disk laying around for years, but it got lost at some point in my horde. I may find it again someday because I don't throw floppies away without looking at them.

    I was...
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    I was able to purchase one of these from a nice...

    I was able to purchase one of these from a nice member on the forum for a reasonable cost and it works great.

    https://i.imgur.com/44eD3AWh.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/xFepB4Bh.jpg

    The BIOS...
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    Here's mine after I had the carpet, doors and...

    Here's mine after I had the carpet, doors and headliner redone:

    https://i.imgur.com/TfnLTer.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/2HIMCRt.jpg

    This truck had the A/C option from the factory, but you can get...
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    I have an 88 Dodge Dakota with one floor vent...

    I have an 88 Dodge Dakota with one floor vent operated by a handle. It didn't have working A/C the first few years I had it and it was intolerable, especially in traffic. 105F with 90% humidity, no...
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    Wonder what would happen if the LCD panel was...

    Wonder what would happen if the LCD panel was placed in a vacuum chamber for awhile.
  12. This is probably why the resulting imaged drive...

    This is probably why the resulting imaged drive fails to boot, the boot sector MUST be located at the first sector of the drive. If garbage data exists on the imaged disk, it probably explain why the...
  13. Yes. But imaging to a different hard drive...

    Yes.

    But imaging to a different hard drive with a different capacity can cause issues as well, especially if you're enlarging the partitions. Sometimes this can cause massive data corruption on...
  14. Disk imaging is designed to go from two of the...

    Disk imaging is designed to go from two of the same type of medium, like mechanical disk to another mechanical disk; Not mechanical disk to flash memory. They're completely different at the...
  15. Pretty easy with a bench power supply, just put...

    Pretty easy with a bench power supply, just put it in current limiting mode and fire it up and start looking for hot components.

    You don't really need a thermal imaging camera either, alcohol...
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    Hair dryers don't have enough air volume and...

    Hair dryers don't have enough air volume and velocity, those canned air dusters blow harder than the average hair dryer.
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    Could be caps or resistors or both. If you do...

    Could be caps or resistors or both.

    If you do replace the caps, I'd recommend polypropylene dipped caps over electrolytic unless you're on a budget. Poly caps are more tolerant to heat and don't...
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    I used to have that mentality until I started...

    I used to have that mentality until I started getting equipment with slightly failing capacitors that rapidly deteriorated suddenly and nuked entire power supplies and distribution boards, turning...
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    Not sure why you'd go through all the trouble to...

    Not sure why you'd go through all the trouble to revert it back to a 128k, it makes it basically useless. 128k is barely enough RAM to run the OS and one primitive application, the 512k upgrade made...
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    A quick google search turned up this: ...

    A quick google search turned up this:

    https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/capacitors?filters=Type%3DMulti-Section%20/%20Can%20Type

    They have several multi-section caps, but not the values you...
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    I don't know where you're looking, but capacitors...

    I don't know where you're looking, but capacitors are not hard to source. Vacuum tubes, especially specialty tubes are on the other hand, hard to source and can be very expensive.

    It's cheaper to...
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    There are two types of catalytic converters,...

    There are two types of catalytic converters, two-way and three-way.

    The former only gets rid of carbon monoxide by oxidizing it to carbon dioxide and burning leftover hydrocarbon byproducts to...
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    like Robbbert said, the most common cause of...

    like Robbbert said, the most common cause of issues are the capacitors. The paper inside them starts to go acidic over time and causes the capacitor to leak electrically, which makes the capacitor...
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    Facebook is the sewer of the internet, I'm not...

    Facebook is the sewer of the internet, I'm not sure how any of the aforementioned things apply to it; Especially telling other groups they need to sign their life away to facebook just to view a...
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    Use a USB flash drive? That's the primary purpose...

    Use a USB flash drive? That's the primary purpose of rufus, to make bootable USB sticks, not to burn ISO images to DVD.

    Also, are you using DVD-5 or DVD-9? If the ISO is too big to fit on a...
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