[RESOLVED] Is There A Use For 30 Pin Sims Chips?
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    mune
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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Is There A Use For 30 Pin Sims Chips?

    Is the only use for the "legacy" 30 pin memory sticks simply as garbage can filler or does anyone know of a legitimate after life for them? My supply is about to go the way of the trashman (unless someone tells me otherwise). thanks all, mune

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    They make bloody good keyrings

    You could always try to sell them very cheaply to a local music store as a lot of the profssional sound cards used to have 30pin SIMM slots on them. This is about the only use for them nowadays. I can still remember paying an arm & a leg for 256Kb & 1Mb 30 pin SIMM's not so long ago...... Most of you who have been in this trade a little while will know exactly what I mean by that....

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    If you'd like, I'll send you some 286 computers you can put em in.....

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    Keychains

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    The keyring idea is great, looks like I'll have enough for a bunch of bracelets too, hey those 286s should make good jewelery boxes...... haha, Christmas is comin.
    Thanks for the input

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    Oh yeah and you can paint them all kinds of cool colors.

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    I have some hanging from my Rear view mirror in my Van.

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    Lots of people on ebay trying to sell them - for a measly $1. Most of those auctions are going to close with no bids!

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    Keyfobs, earings, chandalier ornaments, sculptures. Sad innit?

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    It's sorta garbage nowadays...But...
    The same memory is used in my an old Creative AWE-32 and some another used to be cool sound cards,in an old PCI,ISA,VESA IDE cashe controllers laying around me...
    There is special 72-pin to 30-pin convertor -the last option for utilization that outdated memory... And there is some an old 486 motherboards without 72-pin memory slots (only 30-pin ones). So, donate these memory sticks to someone,who need it...

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    Hey...

    Send those 30 pin simms to me...I have a friend who could use some....

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    I sold a box of 100 sticks on Ebay back in the spring for $18 plus shipping. I can't imagine what use the buyer had for them, but I didn't care since his money was good.

    A guy at church told me his nephew takes old computer parts and makes clocks out of them. For example, he buys the clock mechanism somewhere, then drills a hole through a hard drive so that he can attach it. Then he breaks down the 30 pin simms to their individual chips and uses those as the numbers on the face of the clock. He then sells them at craft shows.

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    <font face="Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Geneva" size="2">Originally posted by MacGyver:
    Lots of people on ebay trying to sell them - for a measly $1. Most of those auctions are going to close with no bids!

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    hey, i made 10 off 130 1meg 30pin sims


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    This brings us to the topic of 5.25 floppy drives (or whatever exact size they are)....
    and then p66 chips....
    and....
    and....
    and where do we stop from there........

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    <font face="Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Geneva" size="2">Originally posted by mune:
    and where do we stop from there........ </font>
    ...at the nearest garbage can or recycling center...


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