On 22 Aug 2004, at 17:02, Chris Higgins wrote:
> Replacement compaq batteries are easy to get ( and work well :-)
Replacement batteries for most notebooks are easily got, and usually
3rd party offerings are better than name brand, as you get more AH for
the buck. However, I wanted to mention the battery as I wouldn't like
somebody to believe they had been sold a pup.
> Works nicely ( was my workhorse for 3 years ) - no major complaints.
> Keyboards tended to be annoying ( first one had a G that popped off
> all the time ), second one had an arrow key ( right ) that kept
> popping off . Third one was fine.
I've had a replacement keyboard on my Dell notebook (covered by that
extended warranty I always tell people to buy when they're buying a new
laptop) so I guess when you're trying to make keyboards that thin, a
certain lack of robustness creeps in.
> Never had a problem with the nipple ( always worked first time )
Yes, it's decidedly odd alright. Knoppix seems to detect it as a
generic PS/AUX device but then it doesn't work. I just booted off the
SuSE 9.1 DVD included with Novell's Linux Technical Resource Kit and
started an install and it works there, so go figure. Bottom line is
that the nipple DOES work, and under Linux, but not out of the box for
certain bootable CDs.
> It has 3 mouse buttons below the nipple ( which I now miss, as the
> current laptop has only 2 :-(
Yes, that must be useful - I think it's the only laptop I've ever seen
with three buttons.
> It also has 64Mb on board
That would be the 64MB I mentioned :-)
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