1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer
    Reporter

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    32,325
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Personally I find a workbench a must.

    Also
     
  2. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    20,256
    Country:
    Norway
    Last edited by The Real Jdbye, Apr 10, 2019
  3. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]
    Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    12,544
    Country:
    United States
    Got a bin of 4 pc's (towers, screens, keyboard, mice, power cables, speakers) from a friend who was gonna toss them, some decent stuff, 2 i3 machines, modern pentium, an old pentium d server, and a 27in acer screen which unfortunately has some pretty bad scratches.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    ravihpa, Stwert, Chary and 2 others like this.
  4. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2019
    Messages:
    2,680
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Never got round to playing the metroid games glad I found this at computer exchange as quite rare to find a copy in store got for 35 quid was going to buy ebay but some crazy prices out ther IMG_20190410_192056.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    Cosmic_Link, Stwert and Chary like this.
  5. JaapDaniels

    JaapDaniels GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    583
    Country:
    Netherlands
    just ordered a sd2snes pro rev.b, should take about a month to come in...
     
  6. Captain_N

    Captain_N GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,891
    Country:
    United States
    got a white wii for $9 and a ditect tv dvr for $4.50
    The direct tv box is useless with out the service but inside is a seagate 1tb hard drive. So when you see dvrs in the trash or at thrift stores get them The drives inside are usually good.

    I have not tested the wii yet, it has the gamecube ports. It probably works.
     
    H1B1Esquire likes this.
  7. Shadow#1

    Shadow#1 Wii, 3DS Softmod & Dumpster Diving Expert
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    9,491
    Country:
    United States
    If the Wii drive is dead well u have USB Loaders and Nintendont
     
  8. Shadow#1

    Shadow#1 Wii, 3DS Softmod & Dumpster Diving Expert
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    9,491
    Country:
    United States
  9. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer
    Reporter

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    32,325
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    How do you scratch a screen? I have seen any number of cracked and dropped ones but scratches... granted I did manage to touch one of mine with a soldering iron once.

    Anyway something I never expected to see, and did not know existed. Was looking for a set of cheapo style wire cutters as I need some for the imperial bolt cutting option (most of the ones around here are metric) -- I try never to use the wire cutter/stripper parts as I have far superior tools for that but on occasion the bolt cutting feature really saves the day and the thread part cleans up the cut nicely as opposed to having to play with a hacksaw and then dig out the thread dies. What did I find instead? A set of cheapo style wire cutters but with British Association/BA thread form ( https://britishfasteners.com/threads/ ). I don't know if I will ever use them in anger (normally if I am playing with something old enough to use BA threads then care is to be taken, and I am unlikely to drag them around with walkabout tools but something cool anyway.

    ba_wire_strippers.JPG
     
  10. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]
    Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    12,544
    Country:
    United States
    i'm guessing when they were tossing everything into the bin, something must been rubbing against it

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Duo8

    Duo8 GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2013
    Messages:
    3,580
    Country:
    Vietnam
    Got a Logitech MX Master 2S. Pretty comfy, and the wheel is great (I toy with it way too much).
    Also a pair of sneakers from China. Their ETPU soles are soft and kinda bouncy.
     
    ravihpa likes this.
  12. Shadow#1

    Shadow#1 Wii, 3DS Softmod & Dumpster Diving Expert
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    9,491
    Country:
    United States
    Neat for $3.50
    [​IMG]
     
    H1B1Esquire and JoeBloggs777 like this.
  13. ars25

    ars25 I like tacos and pie
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    889
    Country:
    United States
    Got a GTX 1080 from my brother which took me by surprise when he gave me it. Then i also traded my Blue snowball for his Blue yeti pro and Mixer since he had no use for the setup.
     
  14. Shadow#1

    Shadow#1 Wii, 3DS Softmod & Dumpster Diving Expert
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    9,491
    Country:
    United States
    Love them and my first TWS pair
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited by Shadow#1, Apr 16, 2019
  15. Stwert

    Stwert GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2015
    Messages:
    848
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Love the box description :D don’t think I’ve ever had to go to such extreme lengths for headphones.
     
  16. Shadow#1

    Shadow#1 Wii, 3DS Softmod & Dumpster Diving Expert
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    9,491
    Country:
    United States
    I didn't go to extreme lengths?
     
  17. Stwert

    Stwert GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2015
    Messages:
    848
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I was joking, it was a reference to the box saying they were headphones without the bondage.
     
  18. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2015
    Messages:
    8,556
    Country:
    United States
    Better hope this doesn't start bricking switches out there.
     
  19. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    20,256
    Country:
    Norway
    Indeed...

    There have been no bricks yet, if you read the Indiegogo or Kickstarter page they did plenty of testing to make sure it wouldn't cause any bricks, they also tested some docks known to cause bricks and according to them they have confirmed that it was due to the docks not conforming to the USB-C spec.
    Neither does the Switch as you may already be aware, but people in that business who have done in-depth testing and measuring of the Switch in docked and undocked mode have said that it should be safe to use with devices that conform to USB-C spec. Problems seem to arise when the dock/charger does not conform to Nintendo's "spec" (in quotes because they have not really published a spec, and I think for most companies, getting officially verified as Switch compatible is not really viable unless they want to design something specifically for the Switch and have the money to pay Nintendo to get it licensed) nor USB-C spec, the Switch does weird things when it comes to requesting power for example, and the Switch not getting the correct power it's expecting seems to be a big cause of bricks. but when it doesn't request it correctly in the first place, unpredictable things can happen with badly designed hardware...

    Anyway it is firmware upgradable if issues arise (of course that's not gonna magically fix bricks though), and they have promised to pay for a new Switch if anyone gets bricked from using their dock. So let's hope they follow through on that.

    I will say I trust these guys more than other manufacturers making docks, but I still have some skepticism. Even though their previous products were good, it's their first time making a device like this, and even if they've tried to learn from the mistakes made by other manufacturers, that's no guarantee they won't make their own mistakes, so I can't be 100% sure issues won't arise in the future.

    One of the USB ports on my unit doesn't work. Won't charge my controllers. That shouldn't affect the safety of using the dock, but it doesn't exactly bode well for their QA. But that's just what it's like being an early adopter I guess, even big companies like Nintendo make mistakes that have to be fixed later on, there will always be occasional issues that aren't caught in QA. And they have probably been in a rush being a small company on a deadline trying to get every unit out to backers as soon as possible. I've seen people with various other defects posting comments as well. As long as they sort it out by getting (fully working) replacements out to those that are having defects, I can't complain too much.
     
    Last edited by The Real Jdbye, Apr 16, 2019
    Hayato213 likes this.
  20. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2019
    Messages:
    2,680
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    havnt bought this but anyone interested it's in the works store UK priced 20 quid
     

    Attached Files:

Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - recently, Things, bought