Originally Posted by Rockr69
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to buy parts like logic boards and such for just such an occasion.
Of course I edited your quote, if you new guys don't know yet, I do that.
As for the logic boards, it makes me go Hmmmmm. I gave about 10 years worth of parts and bits and pieces left over from projects to the community college. Maybe if you don't want to buy a logic board that's a good place to start, there's also business schools and trade schools, not even adding in that there may be connections to these parts through members of Unions.
Then, maybe that's why I was always hanging on to every failed drive, optical hard and even one USB powered. Then I didn't see the sense in having an 8Gb, 20Gb, 30Gb and 5 Pata optical drives, the community college gang had a field day with all my parts and came up with a total of 6 workable computers -monitors.
I still have 3 hard drives 2 optical 2 failed Seagate Sata hard drives and an external Seagate backup. Hmmmm parts....... If you can't find a matching drive to do the controller transfer you could always post on boards or search on e-bay and others for just the logic board. Things I still have..... An '88, 8Mhz macintosh with 2 "super floppies" an 80Gb hard drive and all the guts. Hmm, a mac in a Scout case, you could actually put the monitor in the front of the case & run a modern PC setup in the same case.
Speaking of which, no one answered me about if they ported the PS3 through the Scout system. I think that was an AMD build.
The first computer I upgraded, a 386 DX/40 motherboard, it's ram chips and a few connector boards, no case. A 286Sx, if you remember this beast, it was advertised as Windows 2.0 compatible because it would "emulate" a 386 processor (the first 32 bit), run Windows >HA!< I can't imagine booting it and waiting about 1/2 hour for Windows to load. Oh, it came in what they affectionately called a "pizza box" style case with a riser off the mobo. I have a Pentium 3 processor, no heatsink, no cover, just the processor on the slot PCB. Man that baby was fast at running DOS4GW games.
I have a box for a Tyan motherboard and the L3 ram chip that sat on the mobo, wow, can't remember what it ran.
We almost bought a pre-built 486 that was close to $4000-. The heck with that I said, I built a Pentium for about $1200- with all the bells and whistles and software!
Finally I have a mess of 1Mb Simms, they fetch quite the pretty penny now because they work great in old business printers. I'll sell when they hit $50- each.
Is there a memory lane board on OCN? I think I need to find out.