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« Reply #7375 on: September 05, 2018, 03:12:14 am »
With all that bad luck with bad pixels, have you tried cleaning your glasses?  :-DD
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« Reply #7376 on: September 05, 2018, 03:34:27 am »
With all that bad luck with bad pixels, have you tried cleaning your glasses?  :-DD

Unless the dust on my glasses move automatically with the relative position between my eyes and the screen. That would be a speckle of dust with its own will!
 

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« Reply #7377 on: September 05, 2018, 03:55:38 am »
An emergency button



Hopefully it's the last time I will deal unsafely with live 220Vac voltages...  :-X

Just remember those contacts in there are not rated for continuous operation at 10A, and also they are not fail safe when disconnecting into a high current. They tend to weld together under heavy load, so best used in conjunction with a sensitive 16A AC1 rated contactor. Those at least will, when paired with the appropriate overload, provide good protection. Hope you also got some LED power on indicators to go with them.
 

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« Reply #7378 on: September 05, 2018, 04:31:40 am »
So that is why my box-o-magic has a relay :)

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« Reply #7379 on: September 05, 2018, 06:19:11 am »
My new ThinkPad X1 Carbon has arrived, ... with 2 dead pixels.
I didn't want to create more eWaste, so I decided not to return the entire unit, instead I ordered a service request for a screen swap.
Fingers crossed for the new screen, though I don't expect much on a single swapping.
My luck with LCDs are never great! I swapped 3 Surface Pro 1 units and 3 Surface Go units before, and I know my coming fate :palm:.

I think I should share my experience with you. Since I returned a Samsung monitor with thousands of dead points 10 years ago, I have never encountered the same trouble.  :-DD
 

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« Reply #7380 on: September 05, 2018, 06:21:13 am »
My new ThinkPad X1 Carbon has arrived, ... with 2 dead pixels.
I didn't want to create more eWaste, so I decided not to return the entire unit, instead I ordered a service request for a screen swap.
Fingers crossed for the new screen, though I don't expect much on a single swapping.
My luck with LCDs are never great! I swapped 3 Surface Pro 1 units and 3 Surface Go units before, and I know my coming fate :palm:.

Yep, get that screen replaced. I assume you got the HDR model?
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« Reply #7381 on: September 05, 2018, 06:27:35 am »
Yep, get that screen replaced. I assume you got the HDR model?

Correct.

I think I should share my experience with you. Since I returned a Samsung monitor with thousands of dead points 10 years ago, I have never encountered the same trouble.  :-DD

Did you mean a deal line or some tab/cog/tcon issues? If a panel itself has that many bad pixels, I wonder how on earth it did pass QC?
 

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« Reply #7382 on: September 05, 2018, 06:36:58 am »
Yep, get that screen replaced. I assume you got the HDR model?

Correct.

Very nice, there seems to be some question on if it really is HDR on the Lenovo forums. It seems to depend on your definition of "HDR".
I was sad they stopped shipping OLED models so I'm sticking with my Yoga X1 gen II - I can't give up the screen.
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« Reply #7383 on: September 05, 2018, 06:38:23 am »
Yep, get that screen replaced. I assume you got the HDR model?

Correct.

I think I should share my experience with you. Since I returned a Samsung monitor with thousands of dead points 10 years ago, I have never encountered the same trouble.  :-DD

Did you mean a deal line or some tab/cog/tcon issues? If a panel itself has that many bad pixels, I wonder how on earth it did pass QC?

Thousands of dead points. I was told that it was because of the sealing problem at the time of manufacture.  :palm:
 

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« Reply #7384 on: September 05, 2018, 05:24:59 pm »
A USB floppy drive and 10 diskettes.  :)

 
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« Reply #7385 on: September 05, 2018, 06:29:36 pm »
Just remember those contacts in there are not rated for continuous operation at 10A, and also they are not fail safe when disconnecting into a high current. Hope you also got some LED power on indicators to go with them.

It's for a 450W 220VAC Max load, it should be safe. I did not know that thow... sometime I am lucky. Thanks I appreciate the advise!
Yes I have LED for it!

So that is why my box-o-magic has a relay :)

Oh oh, well done but for me too big and too heavy...
PS: They need to develop a new method to reduce the weight and dimension of a 3KW variable transformer..
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« Reply #7386 on: September 05, 2018, 08:43:15 pm »
A USB floppy drive and 10 diskettes.  :)
Of course, Mac OS X has been read-only for HFS floppies for many years now!
 

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« Reply #7387 on: September 05, 2018, 08:50:04 pm »
A USB floppy drive and 10 diskettes.  :)
Of course, Mac OS X has been read-only for HFS floppies for many years now!

Actually I gonna need them to upgrade my TEK TDS3014B oscilloscope (still in transit).  :)
 

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« Reply #7388 on: September 05, 2018, 08:58:57 pm »
A DPST on/off switch for Henry
 

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« Reply #7389 on: September 06, 2018, 01:26:26 am »
Got these today! Well, I got the meter yesterday but "hey ho",,,
The Proxxon FMZ Vice is awesome! I would recommend anyone who needs one for their bench to get this one!
I was using the Red Clarke one which is the "sucker" type vice which was ok, but this one is just more permanent when you clamp it on.
The red one is going on Ebay now I have this one!  8)

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« Reply #7390 on: September 06, 2018, 02:21:51 am »
A USB floppy drive and 10 diskettes.  :)

Interesting. I've never seen floppies with Teflon coating before.
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« Reply #7391 on: September 06, 2018, 04:20:23 am »
A USB floppy drive and 10 diskettes.  :)

Interesting. I've never seen floppies with Teflon coating before.

Teflon coated floppies was introduced in the late 80‘s by Verbatim.  :)
 

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« Reply #7392 on: September 06, 2018, 04:42:19 am »
Ah, well. I usually bought bulk disks. Maybe they were coated, just not advertised as such.

Anyway, it's still fun to learn about stuff even if it was from the 80s.
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« Reply #7393 on: September 06, 2018, 07:55:45 am »
A USB floppy drive and 10 diskettes.  :)

Interesting. I've never seen floppies with Teflon coating before.

Teflon coated floppies was introduced in the late 80‘s by Verbatim.  :)
and near the EoL of the floppy (early '00s) those were the only ones you could get.

god I hated the floppy...
 

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« Reply #7394 on: September 06, 2018, 01:53:21 pm »
A USB floppy drive and 10 diskettes.  :)

Interesting. I've never seen floppies with Teflon coating before.

Teflon coated floppies was introduced in the late 80‘s by Verbatim.  :)
...which is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical. ;)
 

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« Reply #7395 on: September 06, 2018, 04:42:26 pm »
I actually thought the teflon was inside the floppy cover, not on the disk itself, to reduce spinning friction.
That might have been five and a quarter sized disks.
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« Reply #7396 on: September 06, 2018, 05:02:21 pm »
god I hated the floppy... 
I only hated them at the loading times of the Sierra adventures or even worse installing a big software program on harddrive (to continue insert disk 18 of 24 and press any key ...... )
 

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« Reply #7397 on: September 06, 2018, 05:15:39 pm »
god I hated the floppy... 
I only hated them at the loading times of the Sierra adventures or even worse installing a big software program on harddrive (to continue insert disk 18 of 24 and press any key ...... )

It was always much less painful on Amiga's and even less so again on Mac's - Amiga's used the Shugart "Disk Change" signal to recognize a new disk and Mac's had a motorised Floppy Drive insert/eject mechanism.
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« Reply #7398 on: September 06, 2018, 05:56:02 pm »
I only hated them at the loading times of the Sierra adventures or even worse installing a big software program on harddrive (to continue insert disk 18 of 24 and press any key ...... )

Who remembers installing Visual Basic 4.0 Pro (30 disks I think), MS Office 4 (34 Disks) or Visual C 1.0 (18 disks). Only to get "xyz.dll" - File not found on disk 31 !!!  :scared:


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« Reply #7399 on: September 06, 2018, 06:12:20 pm »
I only hated them at the loading times of the Sierra adventures or even worse installing a big software program on harddrive (to continue insert disk 18 of 24 and press any key ...... )

Who remembers installing Visual Basic 4.0 Pro (30 disks I think), MS Office 4 (34 Disks) or Visual C 1.0 (18 disks). Only to get "xyz.dll" - File not found on disk 31 !!!  :scared:


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Yep!  :palm:
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