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    Quote Originally Posted by pandy
    You may just be wrong there Rafster me old pal.

    Who wants to solder a VGA onto these and find out?

    Now this sits right next to the other outputs, and I would imagine it's definitely a VGA solderpoint.. whether it functions? give me a few days

    Circled in green here
    But thats just for the VGA connector, how about the rest of the parts that would enable it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris31
    But thats just for the VGA connector, how about the rest of the parts that would enable it?
    Well if the graphics chip is onboard then it is entirely possible the only thing missing is the physical VGA socket.

    I will do my best to verify this, but I have numerous old motherboards laying around with the socket needed, would have to order a braid to remove it tho...

    Ill investigate further
    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

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    I probably had the best deal, small-form-computer wise, anyway. I got two Compaq iPaqs (The computers, not the pdas) and 1 hp e-pc for free. They all have P3 800s and hard drives and are in perfect working order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thylacine222
    I probably had the best deal, small-form-computer wise, anyway. I got two Compaq iPaqs (The computers, not the pdas) and 1 hp e-pc for free. They all have P3 800s and hard drives and are in perfect working order.
    How did you manage that?

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    The company my dad was working for was moving to a new system and new location, and they were going to throw away all of the old computers. He just brought three of them home, along with three very old (but still working) laptops.

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    From the developer of the linux hack.

    "Kayalem played around with the VGA and it has been realised there is definitely the RGB there.. The picture was a bit ropey so he is looking into the supporting components for the VGA.. more news soon"
    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

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    pandy,

    you might have to solder some components to make the vga work. and you can do same with pci and IDE also.

    generally when the board is being developed everything is loaded for debug purpose. When the design is final and released to production some of the stuff which is not ment for end customer is no load to save production cost.

    hope it works out for you.

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    this is amazing. i might do this for my first carPuter

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    bugiman>sorry, good idea but i already found a box and it is on its way...55$ shipping :-( a bit much, but still cheap for its size and power....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandy
    From the developer of the linux hack.

    "Kayalem played around with the VGA and it has been realised there is definitely the RGB there.. The picture was a bit ropey so he is looking into the supporting components for the VGA.. more news soon"

    Cool, hope it work out well for you.

    As for removing VGA connector from an old M/B, you are better off buying one. Removing it can be a PITA without proper desoldering tools. Might aswell buy the VGA socket instead of the desoldering braid.

    Anyhow good luck

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