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    [Steam key] Endless Space - Collection (DEAD)

    This doesn't work for me. I get an error when I enter the discount code "This coupon is limited to selected referrers."
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    SSD HDD shortages due to crypto mining

    Yeah, me too. I was part of the [H]orde back in the late-2000s and early 2010's. I remember reading threads in the distributed computing subforum and thinking to myself, "Bitcoin? WTF is that? That will never work." Meanwhile, I will just donate my computing power to various projects because...
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    Alternatives to an ASUS Q538EI?

    Are there any similar products to the ASUS Q538EI for the former price of $1200? My daughter has a 4-year-old Lenovo Flex 5 that is pretty beaten up and needs to be replaced. She's a mobile digital artist, so several things are important to her. Her current Lenovo has a 4K IPS touchscreen...
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    WTB: Office 2019 key

    new2019 used to have a thread where he sold Office 2019 keys, but it was locked a few days ago and he hasn't responded to the admin. I bought a key from him in Dec but it stopped working last month when I went to reinstall my OS. In this case, I also need a new Office 2019 key.
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    Have an old Klipsch 4.1 speaker system? Did it die? I bet you can fix it!

    I've found that taking the pots apart and cleaning them with electrical cleaner fixes all of my issues. No more crackling, no more weird volume jumps.
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    Have an old Klipsch 4.1 speaker system? Did it die? I bet you can fix it!

    Did you get your meter and check C38? I would not replace it unless the capacitance results are bad. It sounds like Q1 is bad. With it being a direct short, it is allowing the full current coming from the I/O board to go to Q4 and into the transformer. Those components are most likely not rated...
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    Have an old Klipsch 4.1 speaker system? Did it die? I bet you can fix it!

    You may want to test R5 and Q1. I believe that R5 controls the amount of power going to the gate of Q1. Q1 then sends power to the first set of windings in the transformer (coil 1-2), as well as turns on Q4. If R5 is blown (low ohms), then Q1 is pushing more power than it should down to Q4...
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    Have an old Klipsch 4.1 speaker system? Did it die? I bet you can fix it!

    What are the ohms for each coil of the transformer? Test the primary and secondary windings. This part of the schematic begins to look Greek to me, since the various transistors and such are not something that I'm familiar with, so I'd rely on the internet on how to test the transformer and the...
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    Have an old Klipsch 4.1 speaker system? Did it die? I bet you can fix it!

    It should be safe. You can check the voltage across the leads just to be sure.
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    Have an old Klipsch 4.1 speaker system? Did it die? I bet you can fix it!

    I believe that the 156V is incorrect. If you rectify 120VAC, without any sort of step-up transformer, then 110VDC sounds about normal. That 110VDC then goes through two wires to the DC/DC converter board, where it is transformed into 30VDC and 60VDC. The 30V goes back to the I/O board. The 60V...
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    Have an old Klipsch 4.1 speaker system? Did it die? I bet you can fix it!

    The R25 and C16 are marked on the schematic as DNI (do not insert or do not include), so they should be absent. To check capacitors, you have to desolder at least one lead and make sure that it does not contact the mounting hole. I normally just desolder both legs and remove the whole cap. Go...
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    How to download Messages to PC?

    I ended up using AnyTrans to download the last 12-months of texts, printed them to a PDF, and sent the lawyers 319 pages of dialog to sift through. Thanks [H]!
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    How to download Messages to PC?

    I'll give AnyTrans a go. I can't (quickly) find a reason for the paid version. Any ideas on what that gives me?
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    How to download Messages to PC?

    I saw that program, plus the iExplorer one in my search, but they all seem sketchy. Have you used the iMobie one?
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    Have an old Klipsch 4.1 speaker system? Did it die? I bet you can fix it!

    Whine or buzz is usually related to unfiltered AC coming through the DC signal. I would unplug the various boards before I started troubleshooting this. I would check the rectifier (mine looked like a tall black square with one corner cut off and a hole in the middle. It has 5 pins.) Mine died...
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