alexandre-listas at e-secure.com.br
Thu Jun 8 21:05:49 CDT 2006
> What you're possibly missing here is that people like me choose a product
> _because of the availability of scheamtics and repair parts_. I actually
> tracked down and bought a genuine Teac floppy drive for this PC becasue I
> could get a service manual for it. Said drive cost over 10 times as much
> as a non-name, no-docs drive from the local PC shop.
Mind sharing that manual? :o) I like your line of tought, but imagine a
service manual for a simple thing like a mouse ;o)
> I have never (well, not in the last 20 years, anyhow) 'mucked up a PCB'
> trying to repair it. Yes, you can generally tell where I've been (hand
> soldering does look different from wave soldering), but I do not lift
> traces, rip out vias, and all the other things that certain people manage
> to do.
And if I muck that, (expletive deleted) them, because it is mine, bought
with my (expletive deleted) money!!! What do they have to do with that? :oP
> I want it to be relable 20+ years into the future. That means I have to
> be able to repair it. I'd rather not, but I know I will.
Keeping the legacy... ;o)
> As I mentioned a few weeks back, a friend at HPCC has scanned many of my
> hand-drawn diagrams and sells the on a CD-ROM. The money does not go to
> me, it supports HOCC. And all I got for mentioning this was a flame that
> (a) I'd used the wrong file format (no I haven't, I didn't pick a file
> format at all, the one used is convenient for said friend) and (b) I
> didn't send it out for nothing.
Some people needs some cups of the good'ld STFU.
> I gtuess we'll have to rely on text to exchange information. It's worked
> for many hundreds of years, after all.
Describe me a CGA board on that media ;o)
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