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About Mattata

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  • CPU
    Intel 8th Generation Core i5-8600
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z370-A
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x4GB 2666mHz
  • GPU
    Nvidia Geforce 1070 Ti Founders Edition
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide 275R Mid-Tower
  • Storage
    WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM
  • PSU
    Corsair CX750M
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VG248QE 24" 1920x1080 144hz
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-L9i
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G910 Orion Spark
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
  • Sound
    Razer Thresher 7.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. Mattata

    Old Macintosh Startup Issue

    Don't worry, I wasn't planning on messing around with it too much, I just wanted to see it work in the first place
  2. Mattata

    Old Macintosh Startup Issue

    Alright. Thank you for the insight
  3. Mattata

    Old Macintosh Startup Issue

    Gah, you gotta be joking. If that's the case, how am I going to get a new copy of the OS to pump onto a spare IDE drive?
  4. Howdy, I have a Macintosh LC520 that I turned on for the first time today (First time for me at least - Finding an ADB keyboard for cheap was tough for me). Initially everything booted up fine - I was greeted with the desktop and a file explorer of sorts. However, after a minute of startup time, The system clicked off. I reset the psu and turned it on, and i was greeted with a little floppy icon with a question mark symbol in it. From what I guessed, and what I found online, is that it can't read the OS on the HDD (It boots from the HDD, not a boot floppy). It was just reading it a minute before, and now even after a few reboots and a HDD reseat it still can't find it. So, what the heck? is there a recovery place i can get to on startup, or did I see the HDD die a minute after waking up from its sleep? Anyone have any insight into this kind of problem? Thanks in advance. PS, The HDD was being noticeably clicky while it worked, but I wasn't sure if that was just due to it being old, or if that's just how the old IDE drives sounded (ill assume its IDE)
  5. @mariushm Sounds simple enough. Thank you for all the help
  6. @Mope El Two @mariushm Thank you for the insight. Now I'm gonna have fun sticking all of this together, nothing aligns correctly. Motherboard is naturally crooked in the case so the cards don't line up with the back correctly, and the screws used on the drives aren't correct, so they stick out and allow the drives to slide around in the case. Also, no matter how much I read up on them, jumpers will always confuse me. Do either of you know of any basic reference guides that can help me understand how to stick this guy together without messing something up? I'm interested in using it for fun, but other than finding a "DOS for dummies" book somewhere, i'm kinda in the dark.
  7. Hey y'all. I just snagged an old DOS 486 tower from a tag sale. It looks like someone attempted to put this together themselves but it didn't get completed. There are a few parts in here that had no real identification of their model, or even branding. I know what they do, I was just wondering if anyone could help me figure out exactly what i'm working with here so I can see to it that I get the computer to work. The most important one to find out is probably the motherboard. 1) This whale of a thing 2) This case. If i know the model of this or the mobo, it'll help me figure out which pins on the mobo to connect all the case switches and lights to 3) This IDE controller card 4) a 25-pin and 15-pin port expansion card of sorts 5) A... fax/modem card? Idk, this is a tad before my time Thank you in advance on helping me with my vintage endeavors here are some pics of the stuff I could figure out myself, if anyone is intrigued: *A Microsoft InPort/Bus Mouse port card *A Diamond Speedstar VGA video card (? mb of ram) *A Roland MPU-IPC-T
  8. Mattata

    Android system battery drain?

    Hmm, no clue. It all depends on however hard your phone is working to process things. I wouldnt look into it too much, everyones phone is different even if they are equally new, and some things are simply unexplainable
  9. Mattata

    Help setting up a Minecraft server

    I... I cant believe it. Yeah, that worked. I'm actually in awe right now, i spent 6 years trying to figure this out and it was that simple? You have no idea how ecstatic I am. Thank you so much for the help!!
  10. Mattata

    Android system battery drain?

    "Android system" is basically just the operating system itself. It uses the most battery, simply because it 1) does the most work out of everything else on your phone, and 2) there aren't any other apps on your phone working harder than it. Most apps will surpass it in battery consumption, but you must not have installed enough apps on your phone/ don't use them enough to see them use more battery than the OS.
  11. I have a multimeter somewhere, not a reliable one but it should do the job. I will test the points after and see to removing the socket
  12. Mattata

    Android system battery drain?

    Yeah, understandable. So just remember, even if it is a high percentage, it doesn't necessarily mean its battery-consuming in general. Have fun with your new toy
  13. Mattata

    Android system battery drain?

    Well, seeing how it was on battery for 13 hours, that percentage is gonna feel a lot bigger than it is. Its presumably a brand new phone, so that's not anything out of the ordinary I'd say. Your battery life is a lot better than my s7 (about 5 hours without using it on battery) so I wouldn't worry at all Edit: Once you install more apps and use them more often, that "Android System" percent will go down a lot, since the percentage is comparative to the other app's battery usage levels.
  14. Alright. Thank you Now for the fun part, trying to find the right way to go from the board to the socket. now, there are a lot of connections in such a small space, I'm not sure if ill be able to get on a small gauge wire and that small of a solder spot. There is a lot of room for error. Do you have any tips as to the best way to go about this? there are some labeled contact points on the bottom of the board, might i be able to connect directly through those, and just send the wires around the back of the board and up to the top where the socket will be?
  15. Alright, so this shouldn't blow up in my face if i did it just like this correctly?