[sclug] Free SSD and netbook (RG4 5LD)

Ciaran McHale ciaran_mchale at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 24 15:52:10 UTC 2013

Both items are taken (subject to collection).


On Wed, 2013-07-24 at 15:43 +0100, Ciaran McHale wrote:
> I have two items to give away.
> The first item is an old netbook. It is an Advent 4211,
> which is a clone of the original MSI Wind U100:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSI_Wind_Netbook
> The machine's specifications are as follows...
> 1024x600 dpi display, 1GB RAM, 80GB disk, VGA, ethernet,
> audio, 3 USB 2.0 ports, Wi-Fi. The original Windows XP
> has been wiped from it and Linux Mint 15 is currently
> installed on it. The machine comes with two batteries:
> the original one that gave about 1.5 or 2 hours, and a
> larger one that gave about 6 hours. I don't know what
> condition either battery is in.
> The second item is a brand new, 2.5 inch SanDisk 128GB SSD.
> The writing on it states it is SATA 6 G/sec, +5.0V DC, 1.6A.
> The only complication is that this SSD drive is currently
> embedded in a dead laptop (an Acer Aspire Timeline 1810tz),
> so you will have to extract the SSD from the dead laptop.
> (In case anyone is interested why I have a brand new SSD in
> a dead laptop... When the laptop died, I assumed it was that
> the disk drive had died, so I asked a repair shop to replace
> the disk drive with an SSD. They did so. When I received back
> the laptop, I tried to install Linux on it from a flash drive.
> During the first boot, the SSD was not recognised at all.
> When I rebooted it again, the machine did nothing at all: I
> didn't even see the BIOS splash screen. So it looks like it was
> the motherboard rather than the disk drive that had died.)
> If you want one or both items, then email me a contact
> telephone number and days/times you can collect them item(s)
> this week. I live on the Lower Henley Road in Caversham
> (RG4 5LD).
> Regards,
> Ciaran.

Ciaran McHale (ciaran_mchale at yahoo.co.uk) www.CiaranMcHale.com
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