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A dremel tool is a truly universal tool; if you can't make it fit with the dremel, you just haven't tried hard enough. :)

I've machined gears from nylon with a dremel, to make an old VCR work again.

I also cut up some Skyy vodka bottles to make some nice big glasses. :)
 
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Yes I actively cool my USB nic card.

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Yes I actively cool my USB nic card.
I used Linksys WUSB54G that constantly disconnected and losing packet after few minutes of using. I disassemble and the actual IC is HOT and I cant hold my finger more than a second. Putting small RAM heatsink with thermal paste isnt cutting it that it requires fan soldered to USB 5V to cool it down. I'll update this thread if I found that mod. I think I took a picture of it before.
 
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I used Linksys WUSB54G that constantly disconnected and losing packet after few minutes of using. I disassemble and the actual IC is HOT and I cant hold my finger more than a second. Putting small RAM heatsink with thermal paste isnt cutting it that it requires fan soldered to USB 5V to cool it down. I'll update this thread if I found that mod. I think I took a picture of it before.
Yea that's a WUSB3600 or something of that sort. Definitely ran hot. It's not a joke that I did that.

I also cool Bios chips on vintage hardware in the same fashion.
 
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A little hammer mod




These wires are way too bent. The metal is too streched and the heat will make it even softer so with time it might cut. My humble opinion.
 
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These wires are way too bent. The metal is too streched and the heat will make it even softer so with time it might cut. My humble opinion.
They're made that way. its a 90 degree pcie power connector. The metal is not touching the connectors.
They work pretty well in tight places. But if you know me you know I don't like adapter so its one I use with caution. Keep an eye on it

 
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This one goes to all ghetto moders and Dremel fans out there
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If You damage Your grownup cutting disc do not panick or cuss ,mod it into many Dremel discs :rockout::toast:
 
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I would use 'full face' protection with those, , , ,
Paw paaaw paw chicken much? :roll:
But seriously, been usin' them home made discs for years and i'm still ruggedly handsome :laugh: When done properlly they last longer and are safer then originals i dare say.Cheers.
 
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don't know about you guys but I carnt get my head round this underclocking :)
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no matter what I do with the voltage it do not change the time :)
 
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Paw paaaw paw chicken much? :roll:
But seriously, been usin' them home made discs for years and i'm still ruggedly handsome :laugh: When done properlly they last longer and are safer then originals i dare say.Cheers.
I experienced similar accident a few years ago. Disc broke and small piece literally embedded into my lower leg leaving an ugly scar.
 
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Hey, few scars on a man is ok, builds character :D
 
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I hate how logitech place the mouse feet so if you want to open it you must break the feet, so i use plastic from medicine strip with some improvement

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Oh before that i need to sand the bottom to clear the bump
 
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They sell teflon mouse feet for that exact thing:


I use these on a teflon sheet as a mouse pad; it's smoooth!

I do realize this is the ghetto thread. :)

I'm really picky about mice; I was having all kinds of issues with my newerG900, until I realized it wasn't tracking on parts of my woodgrain desk, so I had to go back to a pad.
 
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It's 12x12"; you want to buy the teflon that's treated on one side, so the double sided tape will hold it down.
If you buy the untreated type, you find out why teflon's so valuable. :)

I bought it from MSC for ~$20, IIRC. It's ~10-20 mills thick.
Some mice won't track on it, IDK if it can't see variation or not. But the G900 works great.

I would post a pic, but I'd have to clean my desk; so not happening.

Speaking of Ghetto mods, I've been replacing caps in one of my monitors for my eyefinity setup.
I get finished, and Plug it in, it comes on and all, but then I realize I forgot to plug in the cables for the backlight.
:)
Every one of these monitors has failed exactly the same way; there's a 100uF 16V cap on the 1.8V regulator, and it loses it's forming layer, and isn't a capacitor anymore.
I replaced these with Polymer 2.5V caps, we'll see if that will last.

EDIT: OK after you take an ASUS VW266H apart 5 times, it gets easier, lol.

I did leave the backlight connections unconnected, and it works great now. Back to 5760x1200 res.
BTW, if anyone has the problem with these, where the picture gets corrupted, and draws static everywhere, and gets worse when it's cold, replacing C223 on the Logic PCB will fix it.
It's a 100uf, 16V cap on a 1.8V circuit, and the capacitor loses it's forming layer, due to not enough voltage.
Replacing it with a 2.5V 100uF cap works great, and shouldn't ever fail.
 
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They sell teflon mouse feet for that exact thing:


I use these on a teflon sheet as a mouse pad; it's smoooth!

I do realize this is the ghetto thread. :)

I'm really picky about mice; I was having all kinds of issues with my newerG900, until I realized it wasn't tracking on parts of my woodgrain desk, so I had to go back to a pad.
yeah, mee too. i have maybe 20 mice. some i just use it for 20 minutes, some for days then back to box again
now i'm using aluminum pad, it's cold but it's noisy even on teflon comparing to rubber based pad
 
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I bought the wrong optical to HDD caddy, supposed to bought 9mm but I bought the 12.7mm so I sand it down to size manually using 100 grid sandpaper. Its just 3mm after all.
The optical drive is for guide so I won't sand too much
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After a few minutes it matches the thin drive

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Made a couple of screw holes so it fits with the holes on thin drive. I just use hot solder tips

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Finished

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Alright guys, I need some ideas. I have a Corsair h70, who's pump runs off a 3 pin fan header. I need a way to run the pump without a corresponding 3 fin fan receptacle to properly connect it to, or a power supply. I might have a molex-3 pin adapter like this somewhere... but then getting the appropriate power to the molex becomes the issue. I've wired a case fan up to USB before, but USB is only 5v and I'm not sure that will run the pump, at least not properly. I might have an AC/DC adapter somewhere, a universal one even where I can select the output voltage...
 
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I have a bunch of these Rosewill fan control rear card plate adapters that I use for more power.

They have a 4 pin molex connector for input, and a pass transistor to set the operating speed.

They are not limited to 1.5A, lol. I put a heatsink on the pass transistor on most of them, for even more.

Kinda like this:

They come free with decent rosewill fans.

I have actually ran one from a 24V power supply, cranked down to ~14V, for a while.
Fan did not like that, lol.

Truthfully, any 12V molex 4 pin HD connector to fan connector should work better than a mobo connection.
 
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None of that does any good without a usual power supply, though...
 
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I've been buying HP power supplies off of ebay, to use for working on electronics.

They're pretty handy to have around, when you're rigging stuff together.

You get it working with the power supply, then find a wall wart with that rating.
 
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I've been buying HP power supplies off of ebay, to use for working on electronics.

They're pretty handy to have around, when you're rigging stuff together.

You get it working with the power supply, then find a wall wart with that rating.
Grabbed one of those cheapy PSUs for my oldest son.
He's into Fire Alarms, some run on 12v which makes powering up easy!
The 24v systems, he uses 9v batteries which work great!!

Most of the cheapy HP/Dell PSUs I find at thrift stores. Last rig was an entire build s478 minus the HDD for 7 dollars.
 
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