Hallucination of withdrawal -[ HSS ]-

Hallucination of withdrawal -[ HSS ]-

The motherboard of my MacBook Pro, which I had to send in under a recall program for a potentially incendiary battery. An Apple-certified tech coordinating the recall opened up the unit, revealing four years of dust and cat fur sucked into the unit.

Unfortunately, without my primary computer, I cannot rely on Photoshop, so I had to try GIMP on the underpowered, low-end iMac in my office room. Even though the learning curve will be steep and the goings slow, I found some goodies to make the most of a picture I took of the motherboard before it was vacuumed up and the computer buttoned back up and sent away for the recall work.

Posted by Carbon Arc on 2019-07-28 04:29:39

Tagged: , Sliders Sunday , kaleidoscope , spiral , laptop , MacBook , Pro , internals , insides , innards , guts , motherboard , fan , circuit , microchips , GIMP

… Inside of a Computer … Close-up No People Close Up Technology Technology Tech Board Motherboard Connection Dust Future Computing Computers Ai Human Achievements Human Activity Human Achievement компьютер внутри Terabyte Home Appliances Desktop Deskt

... Inside of a Computer ... Close-up No People Close Up Technology Technology Tech Board Motherboard Connection Dust Future Computing Computers Ai Human Achievements Human Activity Human Achievement компьютер внутри Terabyte Home Appliances Desktop Deskt

Posted by Linandara on 2017-01-26 08:42:00

Tagged: , Inside , Computer , Close-up , NoPeople , CloseUpTechnology , Technology , Tech , Board , Motherboard , Connection , Dust , Future , Computing , Computers , Ai , HumanAchievements , HumanActivity , HumanAchievement , компьютер , внутри , Terabyte , HomeAppliances , Desktop , DesktopPc , Configurations

Cleaning Cartridge Connector

Cleaning Cartridge Connector

Console: Atari 2600
Model: CX-2600
Switches: Six Switch
Light Sixer
Made In Taiwan

Supplies: Cloth, miniature eyeglass screwdriver (or small screwdriver), Craft Foam Sheet, Duster (Endust), and patience

Before cleaning the cartridge connector (where the game cartridge inserts into the Atari 2600) I use compressed air (Endust) to make sure there’s no dust on the motherboard, or the cartridge connector.

I use the miniature eyeglass screwdriver to gently press down on the left (or right) hole of the cartridge connector. You don’t have to do this. This (sometimes) opens up the dust cover much wider.

NOTE: Make sure to be very careful (have patience) when taking off the 36+ year old ribbon cable from the switch board.

Posted by Hobbycorner on 2017-12-02 03:21:24

Tagged: , Atari , Atari-2600 , Screwdriver , Endust , Compressed-Air , Craft-Foam-Sheet , Foam , Craft , Crafting , Board , Motherboard , ribbon-cable , cable , VCS , Video-Computer-System , Game , Gaming , Games , Console , Consoles , Video-Game , Video-Game-System , Game-System , Fun , Memories , Joystick , Joysticks , Clean , Cleaning , Cartridge-Connector , Connector , Time-Warner-Company , Cartridge , Cartridges , CX-2600 , Electronics

Switch Board & Motherboard

Switch Board & Motherboard

Console: Atari 2600
Model: CX-2600
Switches: Six Switch
Light Sixer
Made In Taiwan

With the black foam ring dust covers back on, this is a close look at the switch board and motherboard of the Atari 2600.

You can see the color tuner (bottom left of the motherboard, round white circle) and also where the Radio Frequency (RF) cable goes into the Atari.

Posted by Hobbycorner on 2017-12-02 01:10:40

Tagged: , Atari , Atari-2600 , Console , Consoles , Game , Gaming , Games , Video-Game-System , Video-Game , Game-System , RF-Cable , Radio-Frequency-Cable , Radio-Frequency , Motherboard , Switchboard , CX-2600 , Six-Switch , Six-Switcher , Light-Sixer , Foam , Washers , Foam-Washers , Fun , Memories , Tuner , VCS , Video-Computer-System , Time-Warner-Company , Electronics , Cartridge , Cartridges , Clean , Cleaning , Joystick , Joysticks , Rings , Ring-Dust-Cover

Mac mini (Late 2005) Processor Heatsink

Mac mini (Late 2005) Processor Heatsink

I’ve used Mac mini’s a lot in my business and personal life. It’s great to be able to put such a small Mac wherever you want it and they rarely if ever have any problems.
In fact the only problem I’ve ever had with them is that they can end up getting a bit dirty especially if one has pets such as cats or dogs around.
When this 1.33GHz model tarted having some stability issues I disassembled it and cleaned it. The heat sink was almost completely blocked by a combination of hair and dust that fell away during disassembly.
© 2008 Malagent

Posted by Malagent’s Synthetic World on 2008-02-28 05:36:42

Tagged: , Apple , Computer , Mac mini , G4 , motherboard , MLB , Logic Board , Maintenance , cleaning , dirty , dirt , dust , processor , CPU , heatsink , Components , Service

DSC_3974

DSC_3974

This is my old rig. As you can see it’s falling apart to some extent.

The side of the case is off because the system is (unfortunately) cooler that way and the top of the case had to be rotated as the power supply would not fit with the exhaust fan.

Also, this computer attracts dust like no tomorrow. It’s impossible to keep the area nearby clean.

Posted by Kevy B. on 2009-12-22 02:40:35

Tagged: , Computer , i7 , Intel , Motherboard , Antec , Thermalright