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HP ProBook 1415s Salvage Project

I recently came up with 3 mostly-stripped HP ProBook 1415s laptops that were being thrown out. They’re decent little machines – WXGA (720p) screens, dual-core AMD processors with decent onboard graphics and HDMI output. I have compatible laptop memory and … Continue reading

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YAMR [Yet Another Monitor Repair] ViewSonic VP191b

A little while ago, I picked up a set of seven LCD monitors in various states of not working  to work on repairing and maybe eventually reselling. The first one was quite easy – it just needed a wire reconnected … Continue reading

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Testing CCFLs [Salvaged Electronics]

I scrounged these up a while back and just now decided to test them out as a part of another project I’m starting. They’re CCFL bulbs, cold cathode fluorescent lamps. Each driver powers two lamps; I have 8 connected. Naturally, they’re … Continue reading

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Adventures in Dumpster Diving: Samsung 225BW LCD Repair

I found a Samsung 225BW LCD sitting on top of my apartment’s dumpster, and figured I’d drag it upstairs. It’s a few year old model but it’s better than the current older Dell LCD that I’ve been using (1680×1050 versus 1440×900). … Continue reading

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