And to follow up with the nasty computer I was "hired" to work on......

C'DaleRider

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Old thread here to refresh your memory, if necessary.

The owner came over and actually cleaned it to my satisfaction so I could stick my hands inside without blowing chunks.

Turns out the motherboard's IDE controller is dying and giving errors when the hd is accessed. It's a Pentium 233 Compaq.....a piece of junk fit for a doorstop. I was given the computer as payment for diagnosing the problem. The only salvagable piece was a Western DIgital Caviar 40GB 7200 rpm hard drive with 2 years left on warranty....in perfect condition.

The 20X CD-ROM seems functional, but I don't want to see what crawled inside and died......it, along with the rest of the computer, is sitting in the rain on my rear deck. Thinking about plugging it in and watching it short out.
 

notfred

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throw it away.

What the hell kind of payment is "if you fix my computer, you can have it" Why even ask to have it fixed?
 

C'DaleRider

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I know, but what're you doing to do? Her father just died last weekend, has three kids, divorced and not exactly rich, or even doing fair in money terms. I just smiled and took the crap away. Thank goodness the WD hd is in good shape....it almost made the gross-out bearable.
 

Geekbabe

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She's got 3 kids ,no hubby and no money?

You interested in building her a new rig if enough peeps donate parts? I can dig up some stuff here.
 

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Originally posted by: Geekbabe
She's got 3 kids ,no hubby and no money?

You interested in building her a new rig if enough peeps donate parts? I can dig up some stuff here.

Hmmm. So can I!
 

edro

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Deskpro 2000? I have STACKS of those at work.... Probably over 100 of them total. They are good computers, just old by today's standards.