[SATLUG] PCs for an Orphanage

Herb Cee hc at lookcee.com
Sat Apr 4 00:37:28 CDT 2009

Art If you are not successful in Todd's  junk pile, I pulled the case 
from the working IBM PL-300 I have and it has a 2032 battery with a 
penny on top of the battery between the hold down spring and the 
battery. I used it until last year and I marked the date on the battery 
as 3/08 so I am the one who replaced this Bat. It was working fine when 
I replaced it with a P4 shortly after that date, so fitting loose makes 
no diff if the spring holds it down It just requires a 3V bat, I think 
the orig bat was a bit thicker.

If your bat hold down spring has gotten broken off, I am not sure it 
will come loose, but I can send you the entire working mobo complete 
with CPU and memory if you wish I am up N in Bedias so not convenient to 
pick it up. I'll donate the UPS cost to the cause. LOL you know how 
bloody heavy that complete box is. I also have couple of working Intel 
P3 Mobos with CPUs same type slot A, they fit the ATX mid tower but no 
case for them, if they would be of use to you.

Arthur Hall wrote:
> Todd,
> Thanks for the response.  Looked high and low for your phone number, but couldn't find it so couldn't call.  Xubuntu is downloading as I type (ever so slowly - the typing speed, that is).  I want to try it out since it may be even better for "my" families than the regular Ubuntu version.
> If you're still going to be available, I could come by late tomorrow morning.  Please call (764-1003) or e-mail a time that's convenient for you.  Thanks.
> Art
> --- On Fri, 4/3/09, Todd W. Bucy <toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:
> From: Todd W. Bucy <toddwbucy at grandecom.net>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] PCs for an Orphanage
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Friday, April 3, 2009, 1:22 PM
> your welcome to come look at my junk pile.  there are a few MB's here
> which you might be able to cannibalize for a cmos battery.  short of
> that check out the goodwill store (their old mother boards) and AllGen.
> I will be available today after 4pm and all day tomorrow.  Give me a
> ring after 4pm today.
> also the pc i have is not appropriate for Ubuntu but would be a better
> candidate for Xubuntu or DSL.  Otherwise it would make an excellent
> teaching platform.
> Todd

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