[Nelug] Dougie's Junk Box (swaps and give-aways)

Richard Patterson richard at helpquick.co.uk
Thu Dec 1 13:11:45 UTC 2005

Dougie Nisbet wrote:

> Richard Patterson wrote:
>> Dougie Nisbet wrote:
>>> Sony Vaio PCG F160
>>> -----------------------
> So are you are aren't you :-)? You're welcome to it for spares. I 
> honestly doubt whether it's repairable. I reckon I was fairly close 
> (the surface mounted capacitor thing) but then touched something I 
> shouldn't have, and the mobo is a goner. Seems a shame, but far better 
> in bits in your workshop than in a carboard box in my loft.

Ok, i'll take it... but you can bin the batteries... ;-)

>> They sound quite interesting, but i probably wouldn't get around to 
>> putting them up anywhere... except maybe in the loft... might be 
>> hackable to switch off the courtesy light, and dusk-dawn sensor, and 
>> just have them come on with the PIR... would be great in the loft. 
>> (i'll give it some thought)
> It's a twin bulb unit, so to disable the dawn-till-dusk ('courtesy') 
> light, you'd just unscrew the bottom bulb. Then you're left with a 
> conventional PIR detector triggered light. If you want to do that I'll 
> hang on to the unwanted bulbs as spares. (they're a screw fit).

I was thinking it would be possible to switch both bulbs on at the same 
time via the PIR... but if you want to keep the bulbs, then that's ok...

>>> CPU fans/heatsinks
>>> --------------------
>>> 2 X Coolermaster DP5-5G51
>>> 1 X DP2-5G52 - labelled as 'Slot A Athlon to 850Mhz'
>> No thanks...
> Damn! Thought you'd bound to want them ...

Oh, ok then, bring them along, i'll take them anyway ;-)

>>> Linux
>>> ------
>>> From the May 2004 issue of Linux Format, Mandrake 10 Community 
>>> Edition. Full Distro. 3CDs
>>> From the Oct 2003 issue of Linux Magazine Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 DVD 
>>> (plus Knoppix)
>>> From the Nov 2003 issue of Linux Magazine SuSE Linux 8.2 
>>> Professional DVD
>> Oh my god!, no... no... no more magazines please! (I still have a 
>> huge pile to go through)
> I thought of them for the null. But when I looked at the labels and 
> saw they were over a year old they're probably better in the bin.

In the recycling bin i hope ;-) (or take the newer ones to the doctors / 

>> So, i might be convinced to take the laptop and lights off your 
>> hands... ;-)
> Sure, no problem. Let me know for sure before tuesday so I know 
> whether to bring them along.
> Dougie


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