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Logitech G500 Mouse Surgery

A mouse is very personal.  And the fact is, I don’t like how most of the modern ones feel.  This particular one, the Logitech G500, is about a decade old now (2009 release I believe).  I don’t do much gaming, but I find gaming input devices very good for productivity and image editing.  And us […]

Vintage Fan Collection

I love old fans, you know, the kind where your fingers are at risk while running. I like to keep them as authentic “as I found them” as possible.  Therefore, I’ll replace cords with cloth cords as needed, oil the motor, clean them up a bit, but otherwise leave the original patina intact. I currently […]

Replacement of a bad capacitor in a power supply

I have a 400w PSU that has decided to emit a high pitched ear piercing squeal whenever a GPU load is applied. Upon opening it up, I discovered one capacitor on the secondary side of things is bulging at the top. I will be de-soldering this cap and replacing it: The bad capacitor The bad […]

Replacing a Power Supply Fan

There may come a time when you wish to replace your PSU fan with a quieter Panaflo model, or your old one just bites the dust. Most PSU fans are 80mm standard case fans. You can use a metric ruler to be sure you are getting a new one that will fit. The voltage must […]