76. Here’s what the row of holes look like under the wick.
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This is a
possible dead pixel probably a speck of dust that got trapped between the LCD layers on my IBM ThinkPad T42.
Update: I’ve improved the clarity of the picture.
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An old hard drive that ‘bit the dust’ a few years ago. I am going to take it apart and separate it into electronic scrap and recyclable metals. These were prone to failure, hence the nickname. It was replaced with two 500 GB Seagate drives.
Tagged: , computer , computers , electronics , IBM , Deskstar , hard , disk , drive , Deathstar
EVERYTHING was covered in a horrible dark dust that makes the skin itchy. (Asbestos? Fiberglass?) I gave everything a good brushing outside, brought them in, and began work on the 1993 blue logo model.
I took the keycaps off and washed them in a medium mixing bowl with soap and hot water, then left them to soak for awhile. The chassis got a scrubbing with soapy water, and canned air to the insides. The cables were left in a large mixing bowl with soap and hot water, with everything submerged but the ends (I checked for cuts first). I rinsed the soap out of the keycaps, then laid them out on a towel to try. Once everything was dry, I re-assembled.
The biggest sticking point (pun intended) was the larger keys, which do not use 2-piece keycaps. They would get stuck at the bottom when pressed. I thought about lubricants, but eventually settled on pounding the hell out of them, which mostly worked. Currently the only large key that sticks most of the time is the numeric +. All of the regular keys work fine.
I plugged it into a computer and tested each key. Success! All of the cords work too.
This one is usable, but is still far from clean. I may need to go over each one again and completely disassemble the chassis to actually get them clean.
Oh, and it turns out I’m missing two caps, numeric 4, and `. Maybe this weekend I’ll go back to the yard and take a second look, then look online for replacements.
Tagged: , cameraphone , ibm , modelm , 1391401
Project 365, #066 – 4th May 2012
“All work and no play makes Homer something something” 😀
My initial thought was to utilise the original quote (“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”) in an analogous fashion to the typewriter and manuscript which Wendy discovers in the movie – The Shining. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to see that through so went with the relatively simple keyboard – a tool vital for modern day work, including mine.
It was while I was taking photos that the idea to rearrange the letters came to me. So I decided which part of the keyboard would be most interesting to focus on then took separate shots of the letters I needed to put it all together. Getting the right brightness and saturation on the letters was the hardest bit, so they didn’t look out of place in their new positions.
Also, if you ever take a macro of your (laptop) keyboard, if it’s anything like mine, the first thing which will be apparent is the amount of dirt and dust within and underneath the keys, especially if it’s black! To save you from seeing all that muck, I decided to add a Gaussian blur and unmasked the keys 🙂
I also included the red dot ‘Trackpoint’ as it is synonymous with the laptop brand – IBM/Lenovo. What’s the deal with the red dot anyway?
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Have a great weekend everyone and happy snapping!!! :))
Our Daily Challenge (ODC): WORK
112 Pictures in 2012: #35 – Spots or Dots
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Talk about Dust to Digital!
The IBM 701 (Circa 1953)
The first IBM large-scale electronic computer manufactured in quantity. This circuit board, thought to be a logic unit, is from a 701. The first was delivered to Los Alamos in March, 1953. It was known then as an IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine. This from the collection of Grudnick (Circa 1953). All parts and dust are original.
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