My latest trash find!!!
March 25, 2009
My neighbor was throwing out this computer. I asked if I could have it. He said "sure, it doesnt work anymore". I asked what was wrong with it and he said "I don't know, it wont turn on". I told him I would take it and see if there were any parts we could use. I took it in the house, plugged it in and got an error message. The hard drive was pretty crappy and small. So I took the hard drive out of a DVR, formated it, and put it in this computer and installed a fresh copy of XP. I vaccumed out the inside (it was nasty). Then took some 409 all purpose cleaner to the outside. It cleaned up nice! Makes a nice eddition to our work space. I have it set up to run Eagle and a few other programs on as a design station, plus I ran a new outlout so it could access the internet.
My wife, when she saw me walk through the door she said "What are you doing with that old computer? Do you have to bring that in here? LOL, she is signing a different tune now that it is all set up. its not the greatest computer, wouldnt be good for games but it works great for the purpose I wanted it for!