[geeks] Dell PSU punt
alaric at metrocast.net
Mon Jan 25 10:12:36 CST 2010
On 01/25/10 10:38, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 10:25:53AM -0500, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> At some point they stopped doing that, but I don't know when. I have a
>> full-tower case I salvaged recently that looked from the outside to be a
>> perfectly good case, but appears on the inside as though it will ONLY
>> accept a Dell motherboard. And I still haven't managed to obtain a
>> pinout for the chassis connector on the Dell tape-library drive housing
>> I have, which I'm still hoping to convert into an external case for my
>> LTO-2 drive.
> Two years ago or so I got three eMachines from another list member. I
> was pleasantly surprised to find that two of them were actually very
> nice small ATX cases once I removed the power supplie and
> motherboard and put my own in. The only complaint I have about the case
> is the emachine logo and the floppy drive, and the floopy drive is only
> a complaint because I don't want to bother with one anymore.
My laptop is an eMachines M5309. It's proven entirely serviceable once
I figured out how to disassemble it to clean the clogged heatsink and
learned how to configure for a few of its minor quirks. It also has the
first non-cramped laptop keyboard I've ever used, and a really very nice
1280x768 TFT screen.
'Course, I need to get a new battery for it when I can spare $75 ... the
one I have is down to about 29% capacity, according to procmeter3.
Phil Stracchino, CDK#2 DoD#299792458 ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
alaric at caerllewys.net alaric at metrocast.net phil at co.ordinate.org
Renaissance Man, Unix ronin, Perl hacker, Free Stater
It's not the years, it's the mileage.
More information about the geeks