M-series at govt. auction

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Tue Sep 28 08:46:43 2004


   I buy a lot of stuff from government sales and I've found that you can't
put much faith in the condition codes. Often an item will get a code like
this simply becuase the user wanted a newer system. I've bought a lot of
items that said they were bad but that turned out to operate perfectly.
Knowing the quality and reliability of the older HP stuff I wouldn't
hesitate to buy it. My only concern would be that someone has pulled the
cards for the gold or for spares. If you can, you look and see if it
appears to have the normal number of cards.


At 08:54 PM 9/27/04 -0500, you wrote:
>I was thinking about going for the M series at govt. auction mentioned on
the list previously. I noted the condition was F7, which means "broken,
repairable" or "needs refurbishing".
>I don't usually buy stuff there... can anyone advise me if F7 is likely to
be something as serious as a dead mainboard? Or could it just be and I/O or
memory PCA? Any thoughts?
Received on Tue Sep 28 2004 - 08:46:43 BST

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