[SATLUG] crash update

Alex Bartonek bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 8 12:22:20 CDT 2009


yeah, sorry.  Had my son this weekend.  I usually don't do computer work on the weekends I have my kids.

Cheryl Holmes wrote: 
> Well, tomorrow is the day I try to install all the new parts Herb sent me,
> mobo, graphics card, hd myself!  So, I may be offline for awhile, if things
> don't work out so well for me.
> Herb is doing an instructional write up for me on the mobo install but I
> have no way to print it, so I'll have to memorize it.  Herb has the same
> mobo so he will do a step by step for me.  Thank you so much Herb!  Never
> done a mobo install before but have done the other stuff.  Herb has
> preloaded Hardy on the HD to make it easier for me!
> Ordinarily, I would say a mobo is no big deal for me.  I'm hoping I can see
> the screws.  That's the main thing.  I only have 1 eye left and the vision
> in that eye is 20/800 to 20/1000 from a rare genetic retina disease that
> causes repeated detachments.  I can't focus that eye which makes it worse
> since it still has silicone oil in it from my last retina repair op.
> I do want to take a minute to thank Alex onlist (though I did thank him in
> person ) for using his compressor to blow out my current system, cleaning it
> for me...I couldn't see the dust...it was embarrassing.  He also tried to
> figure out why I got that odd error and why Hardy wouldn't load.  No clue
> there.  All the new Sdram mem sticks work just not when I put any in socket
> 3.  And this system is running Jaunty but not so well.
> Looking forward to going back to Hardy where everything worked just fine
> before, even my printer!
> So, thank you Alex for what you did cleaning this out and getting something
> to finally work on here.  I do appreciate it very much.
> Waited for you to call all day but no luck, so I'll do it myself.  I hope I
> can see the screws because I really do love working with hardware and want
> to learn how to do all this myself.  Herb is going to tell me what to plug
> in where and how to take the screws out of the mobo, including the grounding
> washers so I get in in there correctly...
> Wish me luck...cheryl
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