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I found this little gadget in one of my spare rooms in a bunch of old electronics and cords. I didn't make it and I don't know who could have. I've tried identifying it and nothing.

I put a little power to it and it makes a whinnying sound. I will take pics of it from outside then the board. Someone went to great lengths to close it up used a thick black composite maybe jb weld? I had to shave down and cut into the end in order to open it.

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closed as not a real question by Kortuk Aug 6 '12 at 21:44

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  • \$\begingroup\$ picasaweb.google.com/m/… \$\endgroup\$ – kymberli Aug 6 '12 at 13:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ This link does not work. Please upload the image using the image upload function in the question editor. \$\endgroup\$ – Toby Jaffey Aug 6 '12 at 14:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ maybe it's a horse? \$\endgroup\$ – markrages Aug 6 '12 at 17:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ @markrages Beware, there may be Greeks inside... \$\endgroup\$ – Toby Jaffey Aug 6 '12 at 19:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ This is just guessing with no way to be sure with the amount of information given. \$\endgroup\$ – Kortuk Aug 6 '12 at 21:45
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Often, components in power supplies will vibrate causing an audible hum. Sometimes, this is avoided by covering them with a thick epoxy or other potting compound.

If it is a power supply, great care should be taken when opening it.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ picasaweb.google.com/m/… \$\endgroup\$ – kymberli Aug 6 '12 at 13:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ @kymberli The picasa links do not work unless the person viewing is signed into picasa - I personally just get a login page. \$\endgroup\$ – Adam Lawrence Aug 6 '12 at 15:40

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