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Picked up a dell xps400 out of the trash...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by BSA70, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. BSA70

    BSA70

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    Was riding thru town yesterday and noticed a computer sitting on the curb for trash pick up. Thought I would salvage what was left for a few parts. Very surprised to see everything was there and the only problem was a broked connector on the sata drive.

    Replaced it with a new hd and installed xp. Works great. Does anyone know the history on this computer? It looks like a higher end machine. Has a gig of ram installed.

    Thanks
     

  2. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

  3. LinuxKnight

    LinuxKnight Edge Of Reality

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    Sheesh, original owners couldn't even bother to take it somewhere to get it looked at??
    Any half-competent tech monkey at your local BIG_BOX computer store could find a broken SATA connector.
    Doesn't work, just toss it and get a new one...
    Do they kick their car to the curb and buy a new one if one of the tires starts running out of air or something??
    :shakehead:

    Oh and BTW congrats on the salvage find, hopefully it will serve you well since you know what to do with it ;).

    PS- Put Linux on it :)
     
  4. CaliMoon2005- L

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    Hiding!!!
    It's like 4years old behind the technology we have now, if it work, make it into a server running linux or even 2008.:whistling:
     
  5. Big Al 24

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    Good thing you picked it up before it got rained on or a dog used it as a hydrant.
     
  6. CaliMoon2005- L

    CaliMoon2005- L

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    Hiding!!!
    But How would you know how long it been outside? Maybe it was there for a week and it rain, the dog did their thing, and someone came over and chase the dog away, and hose the computer off.. LOL...and the next day ...... anyhow...:supergrin:
     
  7. Big Al 24

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    You're right, I shouldn't assume anything. :supergrin: