If you have access to a P6 VRM module check it out closely...
I found 2 dip switches the same size as required on the i-Opener on a dual Pentium pro motherboard Voltage Regulator Module.
Was going thru my vast collection of dumpster dived computer parts and noticed these switches on the plug in VRM module, Made my day!
BTW scored on a "D-Dived" Delta Electronics 40x IDE CD-ROM drive, The laser lense just needed cleaning!
Lots of other VERY cool finds this month!
Bet some of you folks wonder why go out doing this....
Mostly educational. It is an excellent source of computer parts and technology that I can study and can get an oportunity to trouble shoot some of it and repair! Keeps my SMD soldering skills sharpened up too!
I've built many computers mostly from "recycled parts"! A few from 100% recycled parts including unused Win 98. The fastest has been 300mhz (w/ Found AMD k6-300 cpu & 8.4 GB Maxtor HDD).
If I had taken photos and posted them of all the sites I go and what I've found, some of you would be truly amazed of all the perfectly usable stuff (Treasure) that corporate America tosses out!
Going out tommorrow morning 3am...History proves lots of stuff....End of year....Lots of TAX WRITE OFFS tossed out!
BTW I'm 47 to some a old Geezer but wiser