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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Building Desktop 2, Part 1

Filed under: Technology — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:08 PM (21:08)

Initial equipment

Hewlett Packard Pavilion S5000 –

Motherboard: M2N68-LA Rev. 5.00 –

Form factor – Micro-ATX: 24.5 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.5 cm (9.6 inches) –

Repair parts

Motherboards at –

Internal drives (hard and SSD) at –

HP-specifically-compatible motherboards: –

Power supply (matches HP P/N 504966-001) – ∅39.94 + S&H

6-IN-1 Memory Card Reader Combo (HP P/N 505163-001) – ∅69.95 + S&H

Ascendtech motherboard – ∅59.99 + S&H

Call Ascendtech – ask if their HP motherboard is socket type AM2 or AM3 (AM3 is preferred!). Customer Service: 216-458-1101, Technical Support: 216-458-1104

TOTAL ∅169.88

  • 1000 – Accepted computer from a co-worker, he said “it’s trash.”
  • 1800 – Got computer home and opened up the side panel — it looked like something had been spilled into the ventilation grille on the top and dripped down across the motherboard. Took a few minutes with Purple Power [MSDS] to clean it all off.
  • The motherboard appears to be a 2005 model. It also appears to be burned out. No fucking way am I plugging it in – don’t want to burn the house down.
  • The 6-in-1 memory card reader appears to be trashed
  • If he had taken some time to clean the inside on occasion, it would probably still be functional (if he hadn’t spilled whatever it was on the vent).


  1. Current mood: pensive, bored, horny
  2. Listening – Ironbound by Overkill

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