Posted 2022-11-19 | Back to blog index
My Vaio VGN-UX50 just arrived from Yahoo! Auctions!
I think this is actually the first Windows PC I've ever owned in my life... all the other PCs I've bought have been for use as Linux servers🤔
It was sold without power cables and as "untested" which can mean anything.
I used a USB-C to 15V DC cable I have and found a plug in my massive DC jack adapter set.
Looks like it works! Even the HDD seems fine! Boots up Windows XP, connects to WiFi no problem.
Check out those specs!
It comes with mapping and navigation software, but doesn't seem to have a GPS? I guess you'd have to get a Memory Stick, CF card or Bluetooth GPS to use this for navigation?
Uh oh... After using it for a while (This thing gets pretty warm in use!) the screen is doing something weird...
What could this be? Bad flat flex connection? Is this thing old enough for the caps to be going bad?
Current status of the VAIO display: Very unhappy
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