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Firefly eBay find
« on: June 16, 2022, 07:30:55 pm »
Found a unicorn on eBay. 3 unicorns rather

3 fireflys as-is.  All came with wiped hard drives. Some scratched touchscreens. Monitor mounts broken. Possibly a bad touchscreen controller. Maybe a bad battery or 2.

Me and Mahkeymike are taking a stab at repairing these bad boys

Will post progress pics as we go. 1 is already looking promising

Get hyped

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Re: Firefly eBay find
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2022, 07:31:26 pm »
Pic of lot. Imaging hard drive with system rescue CD on thumb drive
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Re: Firefly eBay find
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2022, 07:32:36 pm »
One up and running! This was the easiest fix. Onto the really broken ones ..

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Re: Firefly eBay find
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2022, 12:57:05 pm »
Its a shame how people damage these machines not knowing how to take them apart to do a simple repair like a new cmos battery or a hard drive. From what you said about the hard drives being wiped as a standard procedure for companies to do before reselling, its possible they are the ones that probably busted the monitor mounts. :angry:

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Re: Firefly eBay find
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2022, 07:42:41 pm »
Want to thank Mike for the early B-day present!
So heres where i am at so far.....
All the mounting posts for the monitor/TS were completely busted off. Luckily the Bezel is made out of ABS plastic. This makes chemical welding easily possible with just a sheet of ABS plastic, Q-tips, Acetone, and a whole lot of patience and precautions (acetone will melt a Firefly) lol.

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Re: Firefly eBay find
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2022, 07:44:01 pm »
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Re: Firefly eBay find
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2022, 10:47:21 pm »
Next step is getting ion 2014 running on these

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Re: Firefly eBay find
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2022, 03:59:12 pm »
Next step is getting ion 2014 running on these

Working on it. >:D

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Re: Firefly eBay find
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 12:52:44 pm »
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Re: Firefly eBay find
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 09:36:37 pm »
goes the dynamite....