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    When caps go bad, they generally become...

    When caps go bad, they generally become electrically leaky and/or resistors and pass DC current. This puts a DC bias on other components and can cause them to draw heavy current. I've seen bad caps...
  2. I've had mice with shorted wires cause computers...

    I've had mice with shorted wires cause computers connected to them act erratically. Usually the wire will short right where it comes out the body of the mouse, since that's where it flexes the most....
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    The original retail release of Quake does not...

    The original retail release of Quake does not require a Pentium to run. The reason that the game states it requires a Pentium to run is because it was designed to take advantage of the new pipelined...
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    If there is no trace going to the pad, it was...

    If there is no trace going to the pad, it was just there for mechanical support. It should be fine just floating.

    As for the copper, it looks like it has tarnished significantly, I would do...
  5. Thread: Picture Size

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    I don't know what kind of storage space VCF has...

    I don't know what kind of storage space VCF has on the server, but 5-10MB attachments have been the norm for a long time. Those numbers with no image dimension restrictions would allow posting of...
  6. Thread: New W7 Gamer

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    If you made a Microsoft account when you setup...

    If you made a Microsoft account when you setup Windows 10, there's no way to recover the password because it's not stored on the machine. The only way that utilities like "NT Offline Password...
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    When the PCB burns like that, it becomes...

    When the PCB burns like that, it becomes conductive. You'll need to remove the transformer and test for resistance between the burned area. If there is resistance, you'll need to start digging into...
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    If it has socketed RAM chips, try swapping them...

    If it has socketed RAM chips, try swapping them between sockets to see if the display changes. If it does change, some or all of the chips are bad. If it doesn't change, something else on the card is...
  9. Thread: New W7 Gamer

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    Rufus allows you to choose between UEFI-CSM...

    Rufus allows you to choose between UEFI-CSM (BIOS) and UEFI (with or without secure boot) when building the flash drive image.

    https://rufus.ie/pics/rufus_en.png

    You'll also need to set the...
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    There were dozens of companies that made 386 to...

    There were dozens of companies that made 386 to 486 upgrades, as well as Cyrix making the Cx486SLC (drop in replacement for 386SX) and the Cx486DLC (386DX replacement) which were sort of a...
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    Higher voltage caps are usually internally...

    Higher voltage caps are usually internally different than lower voltage ones, so drifting too far in voltage can cause problems with ESR. Like a 50v cap will have a different and sometimes much...
  12. Thread: New W7 Gamer

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    This is a stupid UEFI problem. There are two...

    This is a stupid UEFI problem. There are two different types of Windows install media, legacy BIOS (CSM) and UEFI. You have to make the correct boot media in rufus (it has an option for UEFI or CSM),...
  13. Yeah, but you have to worry about ports blowing...

    Yeah, but you have to worry about ports blowing up, or the controller IC blowing up if the socket gets a short.

    20v and 100W on tiny pins can get very exciting. Even those old magsafe Apple...
  14. Thread: Picture Size

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    If you're worried about free hosts disappearing,...

    If you're worried about free hosts disappearing, use a paid image hosting service. But keep in mind that those too aren't perpetual, many paid hosting sites have gone by the wayside over the course...
  15. Thread: Picture Size

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    Use one of the dozens of free image hosting sites...

    Use one of the dozens of free image hosting sites and link them in your post with [img] tags.
  16. As someone who has dealt with Ebay for a very...

    As someone who has dealt with Ebay for a very long time, I'd recommend pulling that listing and putting up the cards either in one lot, or making individual listings for each item.

    Your current...
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    As someone who owns a SE FDHD, I can say with...

    As someone who owns a SE FDHD, I can say with certainty that System 7 is quite dreadful on any of the compact macs with a 68000 and enough RAM to run it.

    System 7 does integrate a lot of features...
  18. I'd argue that USB-C is even worse than micro...

    I'd argue that USB-C is even worse than micro USB. You basically trade everything for the sake of speed.

    The connectors themselves are 6-10x more expensive. They're also more fragile than Micro...
  19. 5.25v is the absolute limit of a 5v rail to be in...

    5.25v is the absolute limit of a 5v rail to be in spec, you need to be around 5.00 volts or as close as possible. All positive rails should be within +/- 5% of their rated voltage, or +/- 10% for...
  20. 18v is far too high, are there any adjustment...

    18v is far too high, are there any adjustment pots to tune the voltage of the rails?
  21. It looks like that supply doesn't regulate the...

    It looks like that supply doesn't regulate the +12v rail directly, but deriving it from the +5v rail. -12v and +12v sweep look like they're directly monitored.

    Not much is present on the +12v...
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    You don't need to reinstall to upgrade to Pro,...

    You don't need to reinstall to upgrade to Pro, you just need to either buy the $99 upgrade from Microsoft or type in a Pro product key.

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-upgrade-windows-10-pro
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    Depends on which version of 10 you have is to how...

    Depends on which version of 10 you have is to how updates work.

    Windows 10 Home you have very limited control of updates, like you can't defer feature or security updates by a month or a year, and...
  24. Those compact mac power supplies usually ran...

    Those compact mac power supplies usually ran smokin' hot, so other components besides capacitors could have failed, you'll want to check everything suspect. To check resistors and diodes, you only...
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    Basically every switching computer PSU has at...

    Basically every switching computer PSU has at least one heatsink with high voltage on it. Try turning the PSU on with the case off and probe the primary side heatsink (the one with the staggered...
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