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  • What do you have there? I actually don't know beyond it being an A/UX login window 😅
    I was just playing some loud bassy music on my eMac and noticed the CRT showing some light flicker-like effects. I didn’t put two and two together until it went away when the music stopped. Those are some strong magnets!
    68kPlus
    68kPlus
    I had 3 eMacs at one point. There was severe bulging caps in the 2004 model one I had.
    tecneeq
    tecneeq
    At this point it's fair to say any electrolytic capacitor is perfectly capable in ruining your day.:oops:
    Are there some kind of leak proof caps except ceramics/tantalum/polyprop with larger capacitance?:unsure:
    CC_333
    CC_333
    I had a 2001 eMac (1st gen) that was very difficult to use because it would only run when hot, and even then only intermittently. I never figured out exactly what was wrong, but I strongly suspected it was bad caps on the analog board. I would've recapped it, but it's so chock full of them it pretty well scared me away.
    NiMH Batteries are weird. I have a ThinkPad with one, and earlier today it would shut off immediately when the charger was unplugged. I ran the battery recondition utility and now it works again, and appears to be holding great charge.
    3lectr1cPPC
    3lectr1cPPC
    ThinkPad is an i1260 if anyone is curious. The battery is an aftermarket pack manufactured by Kahlon. You could get these with NiMH or Lithium batteries, and Kahlon actually claims to still sell these, although now they only list the Lithium version.
    3lectr1cPPC
    3lectr1cPPC
    Just life tested it at around an hour and 20 minutes. This morning before the test, it went back into the state of not powering for even a second and I once again had to recalibrate it! And then it gave me that time, how odd.
    C
    cheesestraws
    A new keyboard and a very great deal of jiggling connectors so they fit just right. It's mostly awful to work on: there's a decent computer underneath, and the desktop version of the same architecture is a really, really nice machine.
    Browsing the forum from my Sawtooth G4 sure is slow, but fun anyway. Gotta do it while it still runs a modern browser!
    And I thought posting from a G3 was cool!
    CircuitBored
    CircuitBored
    We should do a competition! Who can log into the MLA on the oldest machine?
    3lectr1cPPC
    3lectr1cPPC
    I've already lost - my oldest is a 170 and I don't think that's happening! Oldest I can realistically get the forums loading on is my G3 PDQ.
    Who needs to “recap” a Mac when you could just buy a new one each time one dies!
    3lectr1cPPC
    3lectr1cPPC
    Just in case you didn’t get it - that was for April fools day. I have a similar situation though, too many systems that need RAM or storage upgrades that I just haven’t gotten around to!
    k24a1
    k24a1
    I mean, if any of you have a broken SE/30 that's at your disposal, I could take it... Iol
    3lectr1cPPC
    3lectr1cPPC
    I wish I did!
    Was it one of you who outbid me with 1 second left on the just ended PowerBook 100 auction on eBay? Whoever it was has some mad sniper bid skills! Enjoy it!
    Welp, the TiBook's battery is dead. After 34 cycles, and 4 months of use it's kicked the bucket, being detected but no longer charging. In it's defense, it definitely sat for 20 years uncharged. Hopefully I can get it rebuilt at some point!
    3lectr1cPPC
    3lectr1cPPC
    Alright, it's started charging again. Battery life on it has gotten pitiful, but it still works for now. Batteries are weird.
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    I just installed an SSD in a low end laptop from 2012 and now it boots to the desktop of Windows 8.1 in around 8 seconds!
    I have to say I didn't expect THAT much of a speed increase.
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