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Practice with Hardware

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Co9, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Co9

    Co9 Nibble Poster

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    Having ordered my books for self study for the A+ - would anyone have any ideas where to pick up a basic computer to practice on and preferably something that won't break the bank ?????

    Best Wishes to you all

    Co9
     
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  2. Silverfox

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    Most towns will have a small independent computer repairs/ supplies shop. I recently enquired at one for a second hand system e.g. about 2 years old running with Windows XP. I was told that would not be a problem and would cost about £60 to £80 depending on specification. Failing that ask around friends and relatives, post Christmas there will be lots of spare machines around.
     
  3. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    One word - ebay.

    Qs
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    I got a pretty decent one from a recycling centre for £60:D
     
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  5. Co9

    Co9 Nibble Poster

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    thanks guys - brilliant

    Cheers

    Co9:D
     
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  6. Evilwheato

    Evilwheato Kilobyte Poster

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    Or buy second hand parts and build one :)
     
  7. Co9

    Co9 Nibble Poster

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    Having a few probs with emails I could do with blocking : Would you be in a position to advise. Ideally I need to highlight the offending mail but can't find an area to click on in configurations to block future emails from the same sender. No worries if you are unable to help!

    Kind Regards

    Co9
     
    WIP: A+
  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    You really ought to start a new thread with a new topic!

    And you also need to tell us which email client you are using.

    Harry.
     
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  9. mattstevenson

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    Since a couple of years ago, they're not supposed to sell electricals to non-trade customers. I know this, because I used to buy old Macs from them. And now I buy from them as a trade customer (Which I am).

    But yeah, £60? That's a bit steep for a recycling centre. :P
     
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  10. Co9

    Co9 Nibble Poster

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    Point taken Harry - have managed to sort - thanks for your help

    Co9
     
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  11. greenbrucelee
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    it was a full wack xp system, i thought it was a fair price
     
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