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To: DownSouth who wrote (3079)6/26/2000 11:47:00 AM
From: Mike Buckley
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Jerry,

You won't believe it when I tell you. The real problem is that the computer wouldn't consistently boot. After Micron sent a second computer, I learned something from a techie that the sales manager didn't know -- that you have to hold the start button in a second or two, that just because the light beside the switch comes on it's not necessarily good enough.

As for my other related problems, ask Kay. I vented on her when she tried to help. She's free to post my PM to her.

--Mike

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To: DownSouth who wrote (3079)6/26/2000 11:48:00 AM
From: Dr. Id
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He should have gotten a Mac (Mac's don't require technicians as they seldom have problems...)

Dr.Id, human technician specializing in personality crashes, incompatabilities, and faulty hard drives

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To: sand wedge who wrote (3080)6/26/2000 11:49:00 AM
From: Mike Buckley
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sad wedge,

The on off switch is typically located on the back.

I can see that you're just as good at computer hardware as you are at black jack. It's been years since I've seen the on-off switch on the back of a computer. You might notice that they're a little harder to reach when they're on the back instead of the front. But maybe you never noticed.

--Mike Buckley

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To: Mike Buckley who wrote (3081)6/26/2000 12:07:00 PM
From: DownSouth
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Well, at least you bought a Micron. I have had nothing but good experience with the 2 Micron laptops that I have had in the past.

Some call them the "Harley Davidson's" of Laptops.

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To: DownSouth who wrote (3084)6/26/2000 12:26:00 PM
From: Mike Buckley
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Well, at least you bought a Micron.

I had great success with the first one which is why I spent $100 more than competitors' similar offerings when I upgraded. Based on the experiences I've had with my second one, I'll never get one again. They're largely good computers, I'm sure, but if there is a problem (which can happen with any product) their in-house customer service supervisors have no authority and their outsourced service provider for work in the home, Unysis, is so screwed up in my area that it's unbelievable.

--Mike Buckley

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To: Mike Buckley who wrote (3081)6/26/2000 12:40:00 PM
From: Eric L
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cmb,

<< you have to hold the start button in a second or two, that just because the light beside the switch comes on it's not necessarily good enough >>

I think if you practice this for a week or so you'll have it down cold.

- ce -

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To: Eric L who wrote (3086)6/26/2000 12:45:00 PM
From: Dr. Id
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<< you have to hold the start button in a second or two, that just because the light beside the switch comes on it's not necessarily good
enough >>

I think if you practice this for a week or so you'll have it down cold.


I think this may fit that tek nowa gikwe we Todd did, category.

cDI

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To: Eric L who wrote (3086)6/26/2000 12:54:00 PM
From: Mike Buckley
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I think if you practice this for a week or so you'll have it down cold.

You'd be amazed. (Or maybe you wouldn't.) There's a magical amount of time that seems to be based on nothing other than pure luck. Another reason I'll never buy a third Micron.

--Mike Buckley

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To: slacker711 who wrote (3076)6/26/2000 2:14:00 PM
From: unclewest
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who has since become a true curmudgeon and now plays the don't.

finally someone who understands the game.

craps lesson #1.
never play on a house table...only play in floating craps games...stand back, wait for the shooter to point, bet against him, get rich.
easy.

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To: Mike Buckley who wrote (3083)6/26/2000 2:43:00 PM
From: tbancroft
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The on off switch is typically located on the back.

I can see that you're just as good at computer hardware as you are at black jack. It's been years since I've seen the on-off switch on the back of a computer. You might notice that they're a little harder to reach when they're on the back instead of the front.


Ever notice that when the on-off switch is on the back, the cables are so much easier to hook up, 'cause they attach on the front!

tim

ct@Mac'sreallyareeasierallaround

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