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att: computer smart people

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Jake Stevens, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. Jake Stevens

    Jake Stevens Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 26, 2002 Messages: 1,663 Likes Received: 9
    the story is.. i got a dell computer and the cd drive is broken... i was given a cd-rw drive that is also made by dell.. will i need anything to install it? or will the computer accept it by its self??

    thanks in advance..
     
  2. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    your first mistake was buying a dell computer. throw it in the rubbish and move on
     
  3. crave

    crave Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 20, 2002 Messages: 6,728 Likes Received: 10
    you might have to download drivers from the dell website. but other than that, it should work.
     
  4. Jake Stevens

    Jake Stevens Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 26, 2002 Messages: 1,663 Likes Received: 9
    you said that to me when you where here in ireland i still must get around to doin that!!!!!

    what would you recomend? im buyin a laptop for college??

    nice one crave..
     
  5. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    don't buy off a production line. go to a small shop that will build it specifically for you and will test it before handing it over to you. it will cost a little bit more, but if you pay peanuts you get monkeys, so fork it over.

    these dell's, gateway's, hp's and all these other pre-made package deals come off a production line and are delivered to your house without having even been turned on once. quality control in these places specifies that maybe only one in a hundred, or one in a thousand (it will vary from company to company) will actually be started up and tested. i can't tell you the amount of people i have spoken to that have bought a package over the phone or internet or something where windows wouldn't even start up the first time they turned it on.
     
  6. Jake Stevens

    Jake Stevens Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 26, 2002 Messages: 1,663 Likes Received: 9
    ok nice one abc.. ill take the advice more closely this time..



    time for bed now 4:45am and i got to be up at 7am.
     
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