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Salvaging Parts

Discussion in 'Datasheets, Manuals or Parts' started by napalm, May 29, 2007.

  1. audioguru

    audioguru Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Of course, my camera has non-volatile memory.
    Is the 1GB memory stick in my camera the same an EEPROM?

    The new tiny iPod doesn't have enough room for a hard drive but it has a hard drive.
     
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    yep, pretty much - assuming you mean a modern day "flash" eeprom, like an i2c or spi type, or the memory inside a PIC F series microcontroller.
     
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    My first P.C. was a 386 and had a 40 Meg hard drive. :eek:

    Also, it cost me a fortune to upgrade to ' not much better '.
     
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  5. 3v0

    3v0 Coop Build Coordinator Forum Supporter

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    My first PC was an 8088 running at a blistering 10MHz. The drive was 20 MB.

    Prior to that I had an HeathKit H11 with 32 MB of DRAM an Intertube(?sp) terminal and a Paper tiger printer. It was that or a new car.
     
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    If you ever run into a junked electronic controlled washing machine the relay board should have a fair number of yes, relays. At least one large enough to run a 1/4 or maybe larger motor.
     
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    What's a 'hard drive'? :p

    My first PC was an 80xx with two 720K floppies! :D

    Before that I'd been using an Amiga for years, which I'd upgraded with a 40MB external hard drive.
     
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    The H11 started out with paper tape. :eek:
     
  9. audioguru

    audioguru Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    In about 1967 I serviced an office "computer" that had punched cards as its program and used core memory (tiny ferrite donuts on wires intersections).
    It used DTL logic ICs.
     
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    While showing a student how to strip a motherboard using a heat gun we found a Intersil ICL7673 battery backup chip. Mentioned in the battery backup thread started by Souper Man.

    Also found some logic level FETs and the inductors from the DC DC converter circuits.
     
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    I was only 11 in 67 but...

    I programed a IBM 1620 that used punch cards.
    Also a DataGeneral Nova where you had to toggle in the boot loader because it did not have a boot ROM. :)

    Somehow I do not miss that...
     
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    I still keep my first PC, a 386 with 4MB RAM, configurable to run at either 8MHz or 25MHz with 100MB of HDD. It has a 8X CD-ROM drive, 1 720KB and 1 360K floppy drive, sound card, Adlib on ISA port. As of now it still works properly, running Windows 3.11, with a parallel port printer and even a scanner! It can still connect to the Internet with a dial-up modem!

    The old Tandy's Deskmate works on it just fine. (Tandy Deskmate couldn't work on my new P4)

    As of now I seldom use it, only turn it on when I feel like playing some classic DOS Games like MARIO (anyone remember?), or writing Assembly programs...

    I installed Windows 95 on it a few months back (minimal installation) but it worked very slowly so I revert it back to Windows 3.1.
     
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    My 486-100MHz was running on Win98 1st edition and high speed cable internet. It was fine until its 2.1GB hard drive collapsed.
     

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