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FS: Hard discs

If anyone is interested, I've got hold of a bunch of hard discs.
They're Fujitsu units, MPD3043AT, 4.3GB capacity. Ideal to give
yourself a bit more space. Offers to the return address on here. Note
that my mailbox is filtering quite hard at the moment, so mails
headed Technical anything, among a lot of other words, will get binned.

I've got pukka boxes too, so mailing is no problem.

Cheers

Mike
-- 
Michael Gilbert: in his own write

OK, so there's the Trident in Bangor

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In article <ant2019271cb9GWx@riscpc.local>, Michael Gilbert
<URL:mailto:mgilbert@eclipse.co.uk> wrote:

> .... Note
> that my mailbox is filtering quite hard at the moment, so mails
> headed Technical anything, among a lot of other words, will get binned.

I quite understand, but I did smile, I thought you worked in Technical
support:-)

That would be one of reducing your workload;-)

Chris Evans

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CJE Micro's / NCS / Fourth Dimension     'RISC OS Specialists'
Telephone: (01903) 523222                  Fax: (01903) 523679
chris@cjemicros.co.uk              http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/
78 Brighton Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2EN, UK.

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chris8168 (2937)
9/22/2003 12:10:29 PM
In article <ant221229b49pErr@client.cjemicros.co.uk>, Chris Evans
<URL:mailto:chris@cjemicros.co.uk> wrote:
> In article <ant2019271cb9GWx@riscpc.local>, Michael Gilbert
> <URL:mailto:mgilbert@eclipse.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> > .... Note
> > that my mailbox is filtering quite hard at the moment, so mails
> > headed Technical anything, among a lot of other words, will get binned.
> 
> I quite understand, but I did smile, I thought you worked in Technical
> support:-)

Nah, I'm a salesdroid who knows stuff (:-)
> 
> That would be one of reducing your workload;-)

Just now, any means of reducing my workload would be nice. 

-- 
Michael Gilbert: in his own write

OK, so there's the Trident in Bangor

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mgilbert (427)
9/22/2003 6:24:28 PM
In article <ant210917d079GWx@riscpc.local>,
   Michael Gilbert <mgilbert@eclipse.co.uk> wrote:
> In article <nb67-100-2.20030921.074027.66@ntlworld.com>, S G
> <URL:mailto:nwsgrp@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> > On 20 Sep  Michael Gilbert  wrote:
 
> > > Fujitsu units, MPD3043AT, 4.3GB capacity.
 
> > New or used, if used, in what?
 
> Sorry; used, in PCs.

4.3GB puts them at around 1997/98 vintage and five years use in a PC is a
hard life.

Which explains why all the 4.3GB Fujitsu drives I've seen in the last 9
months or so were a bit sick.

I wouldn't put any data of value on them.

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9/22/2003 8:34:11 PM
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My Seagate SCSI HD hasn't run up and the tally light is pulsing. Disappeared off setup, too. Is it toast - or is their anything I can try? Luckily I only use it for temporary audio files so nothing important on it. I ran a test on it just the other day and it reported ok. Perhaps coincidence? -- *There's no place like www.home.com * Dave Plowman dave@davenoise.co.uk London SW To e-mail, change noise into sound. In article <4d1b9717e5dave@davenoise.co.uk>, Dave Plowman (News) <dave@davenoise.co.uk> wrote: > My Seagate SCSI HD hasn't run up and the tally light is > pulsing. Disappeared off setup, too. Is it toast - or is their > anything I can try? ... Is it reported as present when you do *Devices? Brian. -- ______________________________________________________________ Brian Carroll, Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK bric at f2s dot com ______________________________________________________________ In article <4d1c16edfcbric-nospam@argonet.co.uk>, Brian Carroll <bric-nospam@argonet.co.uk> wrote: > > My Seagate SCSI HD hasn't run up and the tally light is > > pulsing. Disappeared off setup, too. Is it toast - or is their > > anything I can try? ... > Is it reported as present when you do *Devices? No. -- *I yell because I care Dave Plowman dave@davenoise.co.uk London SW To e-mail, change noise into sound. In article &...

Failed hard disc
The main hard disc in my RiscPC seems to have given up. It threw up a disc error (which may have been 5, sadly I didn't write it down) and now all I'm getting is "Disc not found...". Attempts to access it just result in the machine freezing for long periods of time and it makes the occasional unhappy crunching noise when powered up. I'm assuming it's dead, though if anyone has any suggestions as to troubleshooting methods I'd be interested... The main question is: as it's still on the motherboard IDE interface, are there any compatibility issues that I need to be aware of when buying a replacement? The machine runs 4.02 or Select 3, so the LFAU problem isn't an issue, but will any modern disc "just work"? The FAQ seems a bit out of date in this respect. -- Steve Fryatt - Leeds, England http://www.stevefryatt.org.uk/ In message <2ac633d44c.steve@helvellyn.stevefryatt.org.uk> Steve Fryatt <news@stevefryatt.org.uk> wrote: [snip] > The main question is: as it's still on the motherboard IDE interface, are > there any compatibility issues that I need to be aware of when buying a > replacement? The machine runs 4.02 or Select 3, so the LFAU problem > isn't an issue, but will any modern disc "just work"? The FAQ seems a > bit out of date in this respect. I am running a Maxtor Diamond +9 (Calypso) for over 15 month now without any trouble. It is connected to the inter...

FS: Acorn monitors.
Hello all, I have several Acorn 28-AKF40 monitors. Offers. Prefer buyer to collect (nr. Dunfermline) but can ship although it's likely to cost more than the monitors! Cheers, Mike..... -- Michael Hambley mike@armpowered.co.uk http://www.screamager.fsnet.co.uk http://www.dispose-it.co.uk - IT disposal/recycling & data destruction. In article <5cdab05b4c.Michael@armpowered.co.uk>, Michael Hambley <mike@armpowered.co.uk> writes >Hello all, > >I have several Acorn 28-AKF40 monitors. Offers. > >Prefer buyer to collect (nr. Dunfermline) but can ship although it's likely >to cost more than the monitors! What's an Acorn AKF-40? I could use a couple of monitors for A410/A540 and A3000. Also trying to find a 15-17" SVGA display for use with my PS2 Linux kit - must support Sync on Green :/ Richard -- Acorn 8-bits, 32-bits, some in bits... Amiga 600, |\ _,,,---,,_ iBook, PB G4, G4, G5, Dell P410, ACW/ABC210 /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;, http://www.dmc12.demon.co.uk/retrotech/ |,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'::. Music? http://www.mp3.com/RichardKilpatrick/ '----''(_/--' `-'\_)Morticia In message <ObzL19KjXG0$Ewl0@btinternet.com> you wrote: > In article <5cdab05b4c.Michael@armpowered.co.uk>, Michael Hambley > <mike@armpowered.co.uk> writes > >Hello all, > > > >I have several Acorn 28-AKF40 monitors. Offers. > > > >Pref...

Hard disc sick?
Hello, Don't know if this is a hardware issue or if it's just s/ware causing unnescessary concern. My HD verifys 100% perfect but I have recently strarted getting disc error messages when I load MPro. Nothing seems to get corrupted and everything works fine once I've clicked OK on all the errors but obviously I don't want to miss a warning sign that my HD's about to expire. I'm thinking it could well be hardware as also it keeps on re-initialising during use, certainly never used to park the heads after periods of inactivity which is what it appears to be doing now. Any one any thoughts? Pity there isn't a SATA podule available, I've got an 80GB SATA drive with about 3 hrs. use on it just sitting in a box. Also when I've got some money I'll be looking out for a new IDE podule as that Simtec one just isn't doing the job, am only getting onboard IDE performance levels out of it - think it's simply not working with DMA. If any one has a decent IDE card for sale I'd be interested to hear from them. Cheers, Mike.... -- Michael Hambley - mike@armpowered.co.uk http://www.armpowered.co.uk - My little corner of the web. http://www.dispose-it.co.uk - IT disposal/recycling & data destruction. http://www.ecoputers.co.uk - New and refurbished computers, peripherals etc. In message <7d2abf644d.Michael@armpowered.co.uk> Michael Hambley <mike@armpowered.co.uk> wrote: > expire. I'm thinking it c...

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