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Old 02 October 2007, 17:56   #1
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2nd October, best day of the year so far..

...because today I finally got my A4000/PPC to kick into life. It's been sitting unused for god knows how long, and I thought it was going to need a trip abroad for an expensive repair, but instead it decided to behave itself while I reinstall all my software bit by bit.

CyberStormPPC - working
CyberVisionPPC - working
Ariadne II - working
Mediator - working
HD floppy - working
SCSI drives - working
Soundblaster - working

It doesn't get any better than this.
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Old 02 October 2007, 19:22   #2
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Old 02 October 2007, 20:45   #3
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Today I finally got my new, expensive and powerful laptop ... Took about 4 weeks after the order were placed.
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Old 02 October 2007, 20:59   #4
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Today I finally got my new, expensive and powerful laptop ... Took about 4 weeks after the order were placed.
And today, I finally managed to buy a CD I'd been trying to find for the last four weeks.
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Old 02 October 2007, 21:17   #5
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Old 02 October 2007, 21:35   #6
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Today, I assembled my neighbour´s new PC....and this damn Gigabyte mainboard is dead.

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A bit of what you fancy does you good.
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Old 02 October 2007, 21:39   #7
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Old 02 October 2007, 21:54   #8
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Last night my 200GB USB 2.0 HDD wouldn't spin up. Loads of rare files for various systems that has taken me 2.5 years to collect were on it

This morning I took the USB HDD enclosure apart, plugged the HDD into the 2nd IDE channel on a PC and it started spinning up

Quickly went to Maplins, a purchased a new 320GB USB 2.0 HDD and now copying the data across. Phew
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Last night my 200GB USB 2.0 HDD wouldn't spin up. Loads of rare files that have taken me 2.5 years were on it

This morning I took the USB HDD enclosure apart, plugged the HDD into the 2nd IDE channel on a PC and it started spinning up

Bought a new 320GB USB 2.0 HDD and now copying the data across. Phew

Lucky you!
That reminds me to backup my A4000 harddisk. Will do it tomorrow!
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Old 02 October 2007, 22:47   #10
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Last night my 200GB USB 2.0 HDD wouldn't spin up. Loads of rare files for various systems that has taken me 2.5 years to collect were on it

This morning I took the USB HDD enclosure apart, plugged the HDD into the 2nd IDE channel on a PC and it started spinning up

Quickly went to Maplins, a purchased a new 320GB USB 2.0 HDD and now copying the data across. Phew
Burn your game collection, Damien. For my sake!!!
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Old 02 October 2007, 22:49   #11
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Burn your game collection, Damien. For my sake!!!
What all 500GB+???

Would take tooooo long

I do understand the point you are trying to make though (especially after last night)

PS. the 200GB has just finished copying across to the new HDD, only took 5 hours. Hahaha...
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Quickly went to Maplins, a purchased a new 320GB USB 2.0 HDD and now copying the data across. Phew
Yeah, they are dead cheap at the moment.
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Old 03 October 2007, 16:37   #15
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Not like when I was a wee lad... we powered our A500 with 15 yes 15 tons of coal a time!
We had to walk to school in the snow in sandals up hills both ways, after we took the potatoe cart on our bare back to to market at 3AM and had to fight grizzly bears and badgers on the way back!

Back in the old country....
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Old 03 October 2007, 22:57   #17
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Today I got a 500gb Hitachi Sata 2 HD and the BEST external HD enclosure ever, an IcyDock.
I swear I'll never buy another kind again.
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Today... um, no yesterday I discovered something good about my wife's b*st*rd IBM laptop.

It started locking up in XP to the point where it now locks up booting.
Driver's, re-install, physical abuse...
all no go.
Had to buy her a new one. Damn! There goes the current retro-budget.

Out of curiosity before binning it I installed BeOS - runs fine.
So...
Tried Linux - Locking up again!
And...
Installed Amithlon - Hey! I've got a fully-functioning AmigaOS laptop!
( well - a few issues to iron out )

As my 'A3000' is ( currently ) dead - good news!

IBM Thinkpad that doesn't like XP or Linux but is happy to run BeOS or AmigaOS - shows good taste!

P.S.
Is anyone else here married to a superhero?
Sam's 'special ability' seems to be a death-to-electronics field...
I can't begin to list the number of computers etc that have given-up just by her walking into a room...
6 months for a new laptop shows how well made IBM stuff must be!
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