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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted November 22, 2012 - 05:27 PM

Picked up another laptop last night. It's a Toshiba Satellite (A105-S4004) 150GB hard drive and an Intel Core Duo processor. 1GB of memory. DVDRW. XP Pro. All for $99. May put another operating system on it, something non-Windows. I have 4 GB of memory on the way.

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Posted November 22, 2012 - 05:36 PM

Nice pick up KennyP !
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Posted November 22, 2012 - 05:50 PM

Thanks, OT. I think I'll have to get a new battery for it, though. I'll know for sure later. It had lots of issues, some I don't have fixed as yet. I got it at a pawn shop an they had 'restored' it. Took a bit to get some things working again. But I have wireless going and the updates are coming in strong.

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Posted November 22, 2012 - 07:09 PM

Nice deal Kenny. If you need some guidance with installing a new OS let me know, be glad to help ya.
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Posted November 22, 2012 - 07:10 PM

Nice deal.
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Posted November 22, 2012 - 07:35 PM

Sounds good Kenny. Now with wireless you'll be able to find a network and check in when on those long jobs away from home!
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Posted November 22, 2012 - 08:28 PM

Sounds like a great deal.
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Posted November 22, 2012 - 10:02 PM

Nice pick up Kenny, sounds like it will make you a good mobile machine.

Bill, have you ever had any luck on those batteries with the drain, freeze, thaw, and recharge trick?
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Posted November 22, 2012 - 11:55 PM

Congratulations Kenny. Pawn shops are on the increase in my area. Some of them have some nice things in them. Sounds like you got a good deal.
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Posted November 23, 2012 - 01:10 AM

Bill, have you ever had any luck on those batteries with the drain, freeze, thaw, and recharge trick?


Not really. the epsom salt trick on the GT's works better I have a 50% success rate with it.
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Posted November 23, 2012 - 01:46 AM

Good deal, I had a Toshiba a while back until it got caught under a roof leak. I replaced it with an HP which I use mainly for work, and store in the storm celler incase of the worst. Other wise I use a Shuttle X desk top in the shop with a paint over sprayed keyboard, cracked crt monitor. altho a dinosaur it works fine.
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Posted November 23, 2012 - 05:16 AM

Sounds good Kenny. Now with wireless you'll be able to find a network and check in when on those long jobs away from home!

I even got a carrying case with it. The job I'm on now is in the middle of a neighborhood, so doubt I can find a signal there. I'm letting it catch up on updates at the moment, got 120 yesterday. Battery is toast. Not taking a charge at all.

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 05:21 AM

You'd be surprised at the number of open door wireless networks that are out there. Many people don't secure their wireless nets allowing access for everyone.
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Posted November 23, 2012 - 05:51 AM

Hey,congratulations Kenny.
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Posted November 23, 2012 - 06:01 AM

You'd be surprised at the number of open door wireless networks that are out there. Many people don't secure their wireless nets allowing access for everyone.

But, until I get a battery, I'm afraid to leave it unplugged too long. Seems to be pretty quick, but I don't have much on it as yet. Besides the memory coming, I picked up a 16 GB flash drive for it. Then I can put a bunch of the pics and .pdf's I have on there for safe keeping. I need to get a mouse for it too. The 'finger board' thingy is a bit touchy for me.




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