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  1. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    I've been quite pleased with the several Samsung phones I've had over the years. It's one main reason I stick with them.
     
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    Calliers Is turning over a new leaf..... Staff Member

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    I think their flagship phones are good, but their budget phones leave a lot to be desired.
     
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    My Dads' Galaxy Core LTE is pretty decent, although it does have its quirks.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    My benchmarks are BloodRayne & Battlefield Earth. It had to be better than either of those though.. right? Or on par? Can't be worse, because those were the epitome of bad.
     
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    Calliers Is turning over a new leaf..... Staff Member

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    I don't keep a track record for bad movies, I just try and forget them as soon as I can.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I have watched both of them.
    From a technical perspective, Battlefield Earth better.
    From a story/script/dialogue, Bloodrayne prevails. Insanity prevails in BE.
    Plus there are naked boobs in BR.
    Where there is only one boob in BE, (John).
    Don't get me wrong, both are terrible, but I wouldn't mind owning BR eventually, where I know I will never ever watch BE again.
    Or did you ask me if Dragon Blade was better than them?
     
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    Yes.. I am.. but it was rhetorical, because I already know the answer. ;)
     
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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    Not too happy with overclockers.co.uk at the moment. Just have had to open up a webnote to see where my order is.. Just over a week now and still have not had a dispatch notice.
     
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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    My resistance Faltered ;)

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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    10 quid. + shipping. Just arrived.
    It used to work but suddenly won't turn on. At least according to the seller. I will have a look over the weekend.[​IMG]picture uploadingcertificity.com
     
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    Wow.. a 15 year old G4. Been a while since I've seen one of these.

    Most likely it's the power supply. They're notorious for failing. Not hard to replace though, but it takes a bit as the power supply is kinda in the middle of the case (from the bottom up it goes: bottom cover, case bottom which has the main board attached to it, optical drive, then power supply which is in 2 half-moon shape pieces). Shouldn't cost you more than $20 (£12) to replace.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Is it safe to touch the power supply? Or do I need any special measures?
     
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    It's safe. Just takes a lot of tools to get the parts out. You'll need a Torx wrench.. 2 of them.. but I can't remember the sizes.

    I've only changed one.. ever though.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    A wrench? Really? Never seen this before, not for the internals of a computer anyway. Thanks.
     
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    Calliers Is turning over a new leaf..... Staff Member

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    It is Apple after all. Lol.
     
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    Looked it up. You need a Torx 10 & 15. Bit, wrench, screw driver.. whatever works. I prefer the wrench (or even a P handle) as it allows for some leverage if screws are too tight. You'll need these after you get the bottom plate off (technically the only part that won't void your warranty as the RAM is under the plate.. and the Airport card if there is one). You'll also need 2 Philips head screwdrivers.. or at least one regular and one small/precision, which, funny enough, you'll need to get the bottom plate off. iFixit has a good tear down to get to the hard drive, and it's just a matter of going one more level in to get the PSU.

    BTW, if you can't get it working.. don't toss it. Re-purpose it.

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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Thanks for the info.
    I will never destroy a beautiful piece of technology, even if I can't make it to work, to make it a lamp.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    HP and a few other oems still continue to use on occasion torques for the internal add-in plates and other components. In fact i ran across one that had them for the motherboard mounting screws... and i'm starting to find them in a lot of other shit.... but far one of the worse types of screw heads as they strip arguably easier than even the idiotic philips (star)....

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