Computer_253

Unbricking a D-Link DIR-615 Rev A1

I have managed to unbrick a D-Link DIR-615 Rev A1 back to D-Link firmware (1.00) from firmware 1.10. Allow me to describe the situation:

How to convert .RMT to .BIN for OpenRG Bootloader (RGLoader)

I recently encountered a situation while loading firmware into an Actiontec MI424-WR router, when I found myself without a bootable firmware, and the OpenRG bootloader would vehemently refuse to load .rmt files.

USB Host on HP Touchpad: Progress...

To access USB Host mode on the Touchpad (to plug in a Keyboard/USB Drive/etc), you need:

  1. A microUSB to USB Female cable (USB-OTG cable), available on ebay for ~$3, shipped [search 'USB-OTG cable']
  2. A powered USB Hub (a USB Hub with a spot to plug in an external power supply), available on ebay for under $10, shipped, with power supply  [Search 'powered usb hub']

HP Touchpad Hardware [Preliminary]

Although this is an article on hardware, I'm going to be using software to probe it. This is from a 32GB HP Touchpad, though the 16GB should be the same, barring the difference in storage.

/proc/cpuinfo:

How to make a 5-Bay NAS Box for under $400

What you will need:

Commodore 64!

Commodore 64!

I recently purchased this Commodore 64 on eBay in a bit of Retro nostalgia. Bring on the C= hacking!

EVEm V1.1 Carputer

I scored a mega-deal on eBay a while back for this EVEm mini-ITX computer with an EVEm DC/DC power supply, in a generic mini-ITX case.

The EVEm has a VIA C3 Samuel2 600MHz "1GigaPro" CPU and a VIA VT133 Chipset.

I added the specified maximum of 256MB of 133Mhz SDRAM, and am currently using a 3.5" 6.4Gb hard drive.

When Good Caps Go Bad

When Good Caps Go Bad

When this 0.22 Farad, 2.5 Volt super capacitor's time came, it didn't go easily. It put up a fight: It let all of its electrolyte out through its bottom and onto the PCB, leaving a hard, crusty layer, and a capacitor that doesn't work.

It is typically used in place of a standard "battery backup", and possibly to retain RAM contents between short resets.

WRTSL54GS Hardware & Architecture

Here's the dump of /proc/cpuinfo:

Parts from Digi-Key!

Parts from Digi-Key!

Ok, here's the batch of parts I received from Digi-Key for my C64 DTV.

I ordered case-mount parts so I wouldn't have to worry about making boards to mount the connectors.

Syndicate content