OT: DELL SUCKS! Re: PC Gamer, best 50 classic games issue?

From: Tothwolf <tothwolf_at_concentric.net>
Date: Thu Jan 10 22:39:46 2002

On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, Doc wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jan 2002 jpero_at_sympatico.ca wrote:
> > Not second-fiddle, they were modified with different firmware. Major
> > name makers can't have second fiddle parts, silicon only works 100%
> > or nothing (magic smoke gone). Dell doesn't want none of seconds
> > that almost works (bad smoke-filled). :-)
> Not exactly. The Dell version of that card, modified 3c589 if I
> remember right, is infamous among the Dell service folks here for losing
> the "latch" on the dongles. The Dell version used a cheaper PVC compund
> in the dongles, and the shoulder wore off the catch early. I've not
> seen that in 3Com originals.

This does not surprise me. The dongles that 3com manufacture use a
fiberglass or carbon fiber body and a softer less brittle (not ABS, maybe
polystyrene?) plastic for the housing. Dell always did like to use cheaper
plastics for many things, but I imagine a genuine 3com dongle would
certainly fix these kinds of problems.

> > Compaq is infamous with Seagates drives that has compaq's firmware
> > that were slowed down to meet compaq's specs.
> Yup. I have several of those, still under warranty. I'm trying very
> hard to thrash them.

Good luck, some of those Seagate drives are very tough :)

Received on Thu Jan 10 2002 - 22:39:46 GMT

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