Diamond Viper v330 R.I.P.

I finally got around to rebuilding Locust, and in the process fried my v330 vid card (hence the crappy 2mb PCI graphics card in the specs). I was switching the blow direction of a fan while the machine was on and dropped a screw onto the v330. As I picked it up, it must have shorted out the card, because the screen suddenly blacks out and starts to flicker all weird-like.

I cycled the power, and the machine wouldn’t boot. Dead vid card for sure. Bummer that.

At any rate, Locust is now a SCSI machine with a 9gb drive for system and a 2.5GB drive for swap. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this machine just yet, but it’s fun to have.

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