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I Don't Believe Some People


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#1 garmanma

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:06 PM

Driving to my daughter's on trash day, Lo ans behold, sitting next to the trash can is a computer case. I picked it up and double-checked with the person in the house. She said yes, it's garbage, they tired of messing with it and bought a new one. Run the numbers on it and it's a 2 year old Compaq. Opened it up and the interior is a clean as a whistle. Checked the power supply and it was bad. put a new one in and it fired right up. Windows Media Center and it runs like a champ. I wonder if I should be a nice guy and save her documents and pictures for her :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:12 PM

Sure Bud, send them some disks and say Thank You All .... giggle.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:06 PM

Yes, garmanma, that would be a very nice thing to do.

Except for the porn - send it to me!

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:46 PM

I agree. It would be a nice thing to do. I was given an old computer that "died", according to the owner. I got it going. No major problems at all that I can remember now. But I found some documents in it the looked business related and private. I didn't read them entirely...just enough to get the gist that they might be important. So I made copies for her. It was an old computer that her terminally ill husband had used. I don't know if I actually recovered anything they didn't have already, but it made me fell good to do that for her.

I think I'd just graciously give them the copies of their stuff, but maybe you might not want to inform them of the treasure they let go of. Let them feel good about getting their stuff back and let it go at that. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:53 PM

I wonder if I should be a nice guy and save her documents and pictures for her


That would be a classy move. :thumbsup: Well done.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:15 PM

That's a great idea seeing they gave you a perfectly good computer that needed a new power supply :thumbsup:
Now I'm going to go past houses on trash collection day and look for computers :flowers:

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:29 PM

Lucky you! I wish I had that luck garmanma! :flowers:

Now I'm going to go past houses on trash collection day and look for computers


Tomo2, got room for one more to venture along aswell? :trumpet:

Yeah give the documents back to her but when you do, recommend Bleeping Computer to her if she has any other problems :inlove:

Nah I am begin serious here about recommending BC, she probably could have saved the PC if she knew about us :thumbsup:

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Edited by david28, 20 March 2008 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:42 PM

Actually the REALLY nice thing to do is send them the data and ME the PC!!! :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:45 PM

Nah I am begin serious here about recommending BC, she probably could have saved the PC if she knew about us

Too True :thumbsup:

Tomo2, got room for one more to venture along as well?

We'll go rummaging together :flowers:

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:51 PM

We'll go rummaging together :trumpet:


Yeah I got dibs on the CPU and the Ram! :thumbsup: :flowers: :inlove:

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:57 PM

Yeah I got dibs on the CPU and the Ram! :inlove: :flowers: :trumpet:

Learning from garmanma's experience I'm not taking the power supply :thumbsup:
As you said before david, I wish I had Luck Like you Garmanma! :cool:

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:00 PM

Yeha :thumbsup: Don't even touch it (Don't touch the PSU)!

If only people like the one that garmanma got the computer from knew about BC.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:30 PM

Driving to my daughter's on trash day, Lo ans behold, sitting next to the trash can is a computer case. I picked it up and double-checked with the person in the house. She said yes, it's garbage, they tired of messing with it and bought a new one. Run the numbers on it and it's a 2 year old Compaq. Opened it up and the interior is a clean as a whistle. Checked the power supply and it was bad. put a new one in and it fired right up. Windows Media Center and it runs like a champ. I wonder if I should be a nice guy and save her documents and pictures for her :thumbsup:



LOL I do that for a living (Trashman) You wouldn't believe the amount I find . If people only knew lol . they are lucky I am a honest guy towards their private info and I have saw so much it makes me wonder what is wrong with most novices people . The stories I can tell would make you laugh. The main reason as to why I got into computers was because of the amount I find ( resell )

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:35 PM

Driving to my daughter's on trash day, Lo ans behold, sitting next to the trash can is a computer case. I picked it up and double-checked with the person in the house. She said yes, it's garbage, they tired of messing with it and bought a new one. Run the numbers on it and it's a 2 year old Compaq. Opened it up and the interior is a clean as a whistle. Checked the power supply and it was bad. put a new one in and it fired right up. Windows Media Center and it runs like a champ. I wonder if I should be a nice guy and save her documents and pictures for her :thumbsup:



LOL I do that for a living (Trashman) You wouldn't believe the amount I find . If people only knew lol . they are lucky I am a honest guy towards their private info and I have saw so much it makes me wonder what is wrong with most novices people . The stories I can tell would make you laugh. The main reason as to why I got into computers was because of the amount I find ( resell )

I know all to well. I drove a garbage truck for our city for a few years when I got out of school
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 11:08 PM

2 years old!! wow! lol, i'd send her pictures to her and stuff. lol. i'd be so like waaat if i was the one who put it out and someone fixed it straight away lol. were they rich or somethin? coz if it was only 2 yrs old woudnt u just take it to a computer shop? lol

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