[sclug] [OT] on the cadge for old kit!

Ian Park ian at chalmers-park.name
Fri May 4 10:07:09 UTC 2012

On 29/04/12 13:00, Ian Park wrote:
> Hello all
> Having (very speedily) disposed of some redundant kit via this list, I'm
> on the look-out for a slightly esoteric component. I've got a Compaq
> Deskpro SFF system (bought from Jamie's some years ago)in which the
> CD-ROM drive is ill - the system refuses to boot from a CD, despite the
> boot order showing the CD as first choice boot device. The CD-ROM drive
> is a Compaq CRN-8241B, with a slim-line 40-pin connector (not the
> standard 40-pin IDE connector) which carries power as well as data. Does
> anyone have one of these sitting in a drawer/cupboard which is surplus
> to requirements? If so I'd be glad to take it off your hands for a
> reasonable amount...
> Ian
OK, maybe I should have looked on ebay before I posted to this list... 
Found the drive I wanted for a very reasonable price (just over GBP7 inc 
P&P), it arrived yesterday, I installed it, and the box is now up and 
running FreeDOS, ready for me to install some old games (Rogue, THHGTTG, 

Ian Park
email: ian at chalmers-park.name

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