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  1. I've had similar issues in getting mine working;...

    I've had similar issues in getting mine working; I've replaced the 225 tantalums, but the voltage drops from what it should be almost immediately after flipping the switch on the power supply (with...
  2. Do you know which caps are on the 12v line?...

    Do you know which caps are on the 12v line? Theres a lot of caps on the board...
  3. I bought a can of compressed air. I'm going to...

    I bought a can of compressed air. I'm going to turn it upside down and "freeze" likely suspect areas so that it recedes when heat is applied.
  4. So I hooked up the regulating power supply I...

    So I hooked up the regulating power supply I bought to the board; first, I tried 5 volts through the 5v pin on the motherboard. Sure enough, the red light came on. My understanding is most of the...
  5. I've seen this method referenced elsewhere, and...

    I've seen this method referenced elsewhere, and it sounds like an interesting tool to have in my toolbox. I went ahead and bought a 0-30, 0-10 bench regulated power supply to try this out; I've...
  6. My apologies for the slow responses; everything I...

    My apologies for the slow responses; everything I do requires moderator approval.
  7. I hadn't thought those were also suspect; Do you...

    I hadn't thought those were also suspect; Do you know of a suitable replacement? I'm having trouble hunting down the type used (looking in the Sam's Computerfacts).
  8. Is there a listing of which tants are on the 12v...

    Is there a listing of which tants are on the 12v rail? Assuming we are talking about the little ones, not the taller teardrop ones I've been replacing. I do have a 12v 0.5 wall wart I could hack up...
  9. Here are some additional pictures for your...

    Here are some additional pictures for your entertainment. https://m.imgur.com/a/lBc7ow7

    I'll follow up with an interesting personal story regarding this type of computer when I get a chance.
  10. Might have ruined the motherboard on a Compaq Portable. Any suggestions?

    I recently acquired a Compaq Portable (which included a Mach20 card), and have been attempting to get it working.

    I was not able to get it to boot; just the fan (which I believe is connected to...
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