Apple Macintosh LC 475 – Derating Tantalum Capacitors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOi3xcUsYgc

Derating tantalum capacitors is important when dealing with older technology. While a 16V electrolytic capacitor may have been sufficient for a 12V line (such as one of … Continue reading

PicoPSU 80W on PIII 800MHz Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svhVakdRmKI

Here’s an idea of what the PicoPSU chews up when connected to a Pentium III 800MHz machine with 512MB RAM, hard drive, and floppy drive attached. It … Continue reading

Amstrad Sega Mega PC Boot Failure (DOM HD Issues)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtELwBEe-Ek

Sometimes it is good that things break. CityEscaper of YouTube asked if I could crack out my Mega PC and test it on some … Continue reading

Sega Dreamcast – BIOS Dumping Guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVowfmrifN8

Below is the Dreamcast the BIOS was dumped from and the chip it was beamed down through. I’d used httpd-ack-20080711.zip and XDP.rar to get me my BIOS – MPR-21871.zip. … Continue reading

Aiwa Mega-CD CSD-GM1 Game Unit Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEjsam_FNSw

A quick look inside the Aiwa Mega-CD CSD-GM1 Game Unit showing off all of the many capacitors and some damage near the rear of the unit. Not every … Continue reading