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  • Various Retro PC Projects on the Hardware Asylum YouTube Channel
  • Various Retro PC Projects on the Hardware Asylum YouTube Channel


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 29:00

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    Originally recorded Feburary 2022

    Show Notes

    Recently Dennis has started a few Retro PC projects and posting them directly to the Hardware Asylum YouTube Channel.  These projects range from advanced motherboard repair to reverse battery damage to the restoration and refurbishment of Vintage PC Cases so they can be used to build period correct and lightly modified computer builds using a mix of vintage and modern components.

    The first video to be discussed is the repair of a battery damaged motherboard.  Motherboards of this era used a rechargeable battery to maintain the system date and time.  When the system was running it would charge the battery to ensure accurate time measurements whenever the system was not in use.  Sadly, these types of batteries were prone to failure and would leak onto the motherboard causing all sorts of corrosion and couldn’t be easily removed due to them being soldered in place.

    The next video talks about the “Classic Case Build” which was broken up over an entire series and broke down the individual steps required to refurbish the chassis, retrobright the front bezel and even upgrade some vintage components to make them quieter and more reliable.

    Be sure to check out the Hardware Asylum YouTube Channel.  If you find the videos then please rate them accordingly and leave a comment if you feel the urge.

    As always thanks for listening and visiting the website!

    Related Links
    Fixing a Battery Damaged Motherboard
    I put a RLL Hard Drive in my Vintage 386
    Retro PC Power Supply Upgrade with Noctua

    Episode 132 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)