[nSLUG] Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and Refurbs

Trina Conrad trina.hanson79 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 15:31:24 ADT 2014


Robbie,

I look forward to hearing back from you. :)

Trina


On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM, robbie macg <robbie.macg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you all for the swift responses. I'm not clear on my firend's
> needs/budget/time frame right now, but may well follow up on her
> behalf with teh group.
>
> Trina: Your offer is generous in the extreme. Once I have a better
> sense of this situation, I may we;; be back in touch.
>
> Thanks again,
> Robbie
>
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> >    1.  Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and Refurbs
> >       (robbie macg)
> >    2. Re:  Resuscitating a Kobo (Oliver Doepner)
> >    3.  Reply to Oliver Re:  Resuscitating a Kobo (Frank Geitzler)
> >    4. Re:  Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
> >       Refurbs (George N. White III)
> >    5. Re:  Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
> >       Refurbs (Trina Conrad)
> >    6. Re:  Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
> >       Refurbs (Monte Stevens)
> >
> >
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> > Message: 1
> > Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:28:12 -0300
> > From: robbie macg <robbie.macg at gmail.com>
> > To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
> > Subject: [nSLUG] Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
> >         Refurbs
> > Message-ID:
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> > Hi,
> > I have a friend with multiple environmental sensitivities. They have
> > to work on a computer for their job, but can't work on a new machine,
> > in part because of the odours associated with new products. They're
> > currently needing to replace a computer, and feel like finding
> > something second hand/refurbished might be their best solution. Do you
> > have any recommendations for local (Hfx/Datmouth) places they should
> > check out?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Robbie
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 2
> > Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:01:33 -0300
> > From: Oliver Doepner <odoepner at gmail.com>
> > To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> > Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Resuscitating a Kobo
> > Message-ID:
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> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
> >
> > I might have an old Kobo with a  functional LCD panel (but some sort of
> > motherboard meltdown).
> > Let me see if I can find it and you can have it for parts.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Oliver
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Clint MacKinnon <clint.mk at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Frank,
> >>
> >> Sounds like she may have crushed one of the membranes in the LCD panel.
> >>
> >> If that is the case the best bet would be to either find a broken Kobo
> of
> >> the same model to scavenge a panel from or buying a new Kobo.
> >> On Jul 14, 2014 11:42 PM, "Frank Geitzler" <
> frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>>  My daughter took a Kobo to the beach.  No problem, till she
> >>> accidentally braced her hand flat on it to get up off the sand...
> >>> The Kobo is a wireless model, is charged up (she forgot to bring me the
> >>> charger, when she visited today) and can be turned on and off; but
> >>> unfortunately the display on the screen is jumbled -some of the text is
> >>> legible, enough to read the messages saying that it is powered off or
> on,
> >>> and the book title being read can, with a bit of guessing, be made
> out.  I
> >>> took it in to Chapters today, and they told me that model hasn't been
> sold
> >>> for several years, and none are available for which it could be
> exchanged.
> >>> They tried the 'factory reset' routine (shove a paper clip into a small
> >>> hole on the back), but that didn't help.
> >>> Does anyone have any useful suggestions?  No rush -I will just put it
> >>> away till the next meeting -of either (or both) clubs.
> >>> Frank Geitzler
> >>>
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> > --
> > Oliver Doepner
> > http://doepner.net/
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> > Message: 3
> > Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:32 -0300
> > From: Frank Geitzler <frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca>
> > To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> > Subject: [nSLUG] Reply to Oliver Re:  Resuscitating a Kobo
> > Message-ID: <1406257232.1756.6.camel at frank-laptop>
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> > On Thu, 2014-07-24 at 23:01 -0300, Oliver Doepner wrote:
> >> I might have an old Kobo with a  functional LCD panel (but some sort
> >> of motherboard meltdown).
> >>
> >>
> >> Let me see if I can find it and you can have it for parts.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Cheers
> >>
> >>
> >> Oliver
> >>
> >
> > Thanks, Oliver.  I appreciate the offer.  The model of my daughter's
> > Kobo is N647B (unless the last character is an '8' rather than a 'B').
> > Do you plan to attend the next NSLUG technical meeting at Dal?
> > Frank
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Clint MacKinnon <clint.mk at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>         Hi Frank,
> >>
> >>         Sounds like she may have crushed one of the membranes in the
> >>         LCD panel.
> >>
> >>         If that is the case the best bet would be to either find a
> >>         broken Kobo of the same model to scavenge a panel from or
> >>         buying a new Kobo.
> >>
> >>
> >>         On Jul 14, 2014 11:42 PM, "Frank Geitzler"
> >>         <frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:
> >>
> >>                 My daughter took a Kobo to the beach.  No problem,
> >>                 till she accidentally braced her hand flat on it to
> >>                 get up off the sand...
> >>                 The Kobo is a wireless model, is charged up (she
> >>                 forgot to bring me the charger, when she visited
> >>                 today) and can be turned on and off; but unfortunately
> >>                 the display on the screen is jumbled -some of the text
> >>                 is legible, enough to read the messages saying that it
> >>                 is powered off or on, and the book title being read
> >>                 can, with a bit of guessing, be made out.  I took it
> >>                 in to Chapters today, and they told me that model
> >>                 hasn't been sold for several years, and none are
> >>                 available for which it could be exchanged.  They tried
> >>                 the 'factory reset' routine (shove a paper clip into a
> >>                 small hole on the back), but that didn't help.
> >>                 Does anyone have any useful suggestions?  No rush -I
> >>                 will just put it away till the next meeting -of either
> >>                 (or both) clubs.
> >>                 Frank Geitzler
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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> >>                 nSLUG at nslug.ns.ca
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> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Oliver Doepner
> >> http://doepner.net/
> >>
> >> _______________________________________________
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> > Message: 4
> > Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:05:14 -0300
> > From: "George N. White III" <gnwiii at gmail.com>
> > To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> > Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
> >         Refurbs
> > Message-ID:
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> > Apple has been making systems with aluminium and glass cases, as well as
> > aluminium keyboards for years.    Some people have developed allergies to
> > Apple's "aluminum" cases -- aluminum cases may contain nickel which is a
> > known allergen and won't go away with age.   Most 2-3 year old Apple
> models
> > can boot linux or Windows but recent models can be a problem due to
> Apple's
> > heavy reliance on thermal management sensors and associated power
> > management.
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:28 PM, robbie macg <robbie.macg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >> I have a friend with multiple environmental sensitivities. They have
> >> to work on a computer for their job, but can't work on a new machine,
> >> in part because of the odours associated with new products. They're
> >> currently needing to replace a computer, and feel like finding
> >> something second hand/refurbished might be their best solution. Do you
> >> have any recommendations for local (Hfx/Datmouth) places they should
> >> check out?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Robbie
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> nSLUG mailing list
> >> nSLUG at nslug.ns.ca
> >> http://nslug.ns.ca/mailman/listinfo/nslug
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
> > Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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> > Message: 5
> > Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:14:31 -0300
> > From: Trina Conrad <trina.hanson79 at gmail.com>
> > To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> > Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
> >         Refurbs
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> > I have some used machines that I could see about getting up running for
> > your friend.  What is he looking for/does he need?
> >
> > Trina
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:28 PM, robbie macg <robbie.macg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >> I have a friend with multiple environmental sensitivities. They have
> >> to work on a computer for their job, but can't work on a new machine,
> >> in part because of the odours associated with new products. They're
> >> currently needing to replace a computer, and feel like finding
> >> something second hand/refurbished might be their best solution. Do you
> >> have any recommendations for local (Hfx/Datmouth) places they should
> >> check out?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Robbie
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> nSLUG mailing list
> >> nSLUG at nslug.ns.ca
> >> http://nslug.ns.ca/mailman/listinfo/nslug
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> > Message: 6
> > Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:07:04 -0300
> > From: Monte Stevens <montestevens at eastlink.ca>
> > To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> > Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and
> >         Refurbs
> > Message-ID: <87mwbxwn07.fsf at cletus.six.dalnet.ca>
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> > robbie macg <robbie.macg at gmail.com> writes:
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >> Do you have any recommendations for local (Hfx/Datmouth) places they
> >> should check out?
> >
> > I've bought multiple laptops from Ron at Computer Remarketing.
> > pc700.com
> >
> > I've bought one laptop from Techmania.
> > http://www.techmania.ca/products-page/refurbished-products/
> >
> > No complaints either way.
> >
> >   Monte
> >
> >
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