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BSA70
01-02-2009, 07:37
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

Detectorist
01-02-2009, 08:00
Go to:

www.support.dell.com (http://www.support.dell.com)

Sgt. Schultz
01-02-2009, 09:27
There is a service tag number on the box (an in the BIOS) that will allow you to get all the info, go to ...

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/express_service_code_converter?~ck=ln&c=us&l=en&lnki=0&s=gen

LinuxKnight
01-02-2009, 14:13
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 :)

CaliMoon2005- L
01-02-2009, 14:38
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:

Big Al 24
01-04-2009, 02:01
Good thing you picked it up before it got rained on or a dog used it as a hydrant.

CaliMoon2005- L
01-04-2009, 17:04
Good thing you picked it up before it got rained on or a dog used it as a hydrant.

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:

Big Al 24
01-05-2009, 17:10
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:

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