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pbs
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      10-02-2003
I have recently moved to Wellington. Please could someone advise me:

* Where can I purchase computer memory at the most reasonable price?
The laptop's manual says it is "Dual 144 pin SO-DIMM 3.3v self
refresh" I need 64Mx2 banks of memory.

* Where can I get a toner cartridge for a Texas Instruments microWriter?
If there is such a thing, a refurbished cartridge would do.

I would prefer a location in Wellington region to make the purchases,
but if this is not possible, then mail order from somewhere in New
Zealand would be an acceptable alternative.

Thanks in advance,

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      10-03-2003
www.pp.co.nz
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"pbs" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:bliacq$abl$(E-Mail Removed). ..
> I have recently moved to Wellington. Please could someone advise me:
>
> * Where can I purchase computer memory at the most reasonable price?
> The laptop's manual says it is "Dual 144 pin SO-DIMM 3.3v self
> refresh" I need 64Mx2 banks of memory.
>
> * Where can I get a toner cartridge for a Texas Instruments microWriter?
> If there is such a thing, a refurbished cartridge would do.
>
> I would prefer a location in Wellington region to make the purchases,
> but if this is not possible, then mail order from somewhere in New
> Zealand would be an acceptable alternative.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> --
> Philip
>



 
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Big Cat@parxxx.net.nz
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      10-03-2003
On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 12:01:59 +1200, "JB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>www.pp.co.nz
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>JB





He needs a Shop like DSE not a mail order shop that only sells New stuff.


>"pbs" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>news:bliacq$abl$(E-Mail Removed) ...
>> I have recently moved to Wellington. Please could someone advise me:
>>
>> * Where can I purchase computer memory at the most reasonable price?
>> The laptop's manual says it is "Dual 144 pin SO-DIMM 3.3v self
>> refresh" I need 64Mx2 banks of memory.
>>
>> * Where can I get a toner cartridge for a Texas Instruments microWriter?
>> If there is such a thing, a refurbished cartridge would do.
>>
>> I would prefer a location in Wellington region to make the purchases,
>> but if this is not possible, then mail order from somewhere in New
>> Zealand would be an acceptable alternative.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>> --
>> Philip
>>

>


 
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Lesley Walker
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      10-03-2003
Big http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> He needs a Shop like DSE not a mail order shop that only sells
> New stuff.


It's probably cheaper to buy 2x 128MB from Paradigm than 2x 64MB from
anywhere.

For the original poster:

Paradigm PCs (www.pp.co.nz) you have now heard of, and I can
recommend them. They do mail order, but you can also visit in
person.

There is also Ascent (www.ascent.co.nz). I haven't ever bought
anything from them but I know other people are happy with them.

It might also be worth checking out VBS in Upper Hutt: www.vbs.co.nz.

That should be enough to be going on with...


Lesley Walker
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Kerry
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      10-03-2003
On 3 Oct 2003 15:10:27 +1200, Lesley Walker
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Big (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>> He needs a Shop like DSE not a mail order shop that only sells
>> New stuff.

>
>It's probably cheaper to buy 2x 128MB from Paradigm than 2x 64MB from
>anywhere.
>
>For the original poster:


I've bought lots of stuff from paradigm, they are always good, and
usually cheapest


>
>Paradigm PCs (www.pp.co.nz) you have now heard of, and I can
>recommend them. They do mail order, but you can also visit in
>person.
>
>There is also Ascent (www.ascent.co.nz). I haven't ever bought
>anything from them but I know other people are happy with them.
>
>It might also be worth checking out VBS in Upper Hutt: www.vbs.co.nz.
>
>That should be enough to be going on with...
>
>
>Lesley Walker
>Wellington, New Zealand
>--
>I can avoid being quoted by saying nothing,
>and it seems to work fairly well.
> Chuck Falconer
> news.software.readers
> news:(E-Mail Removed)


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Galvatron
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      10-03-2003
I wouldnt exactly say the cheapest

but they aint too bad - tho a bit slow in answering e-mails. You could also
try Gyrotech in Ghuznee Street - they're supposed to be pretty good

"Kerry" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On 3 Oct 2003 15:10:27 +1200, Lesley Walker
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> >Big (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> >> He needs a Shop like DSE not a mail order shop that only sells
> >> New stuff.

> >
> >It's probably cheaper to buy 2x 128MB from Paradigm than 2x 64MB from
> >anywhere.
> >
> >For the original poster:

>
> I've bought lots of stuff from paradigm, they are always good, and
> usually cheapest
>
>
> >
> >Paradigm PCs (www.pp.co.nz) you have now heard of, and I can
> >recommend them. They do mail order, but you can also visit in
> >person.
> >
> >There is also Ascent (www.ascent.co.nz). I haven't ever bought
> >anything from them but I know other people are happy with them.
> >
> >It might also be worth checking out VBS in Upper Hutt: www.vbs.co.nz.
> >
> >That should be enough to be going on with...
> >
> >
> >Lesley Walker
> >Wellington, New Zealand
> >--
> >I can avoid being quoted by saying nothing,
> >and it seems to work fairly well.
> > Chuck Falconer
> > news.software.readers
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)

>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~
> Four be the things I am wiser to know:
> Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
> Four be the things I'd been better without:
> Love, curiousity, freckles, and doubt.
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      10-03-2003
Lesley Walker wrote:
> Big (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>
>>He needs a Shop like DSE not a mail order shop that only sells
>>New stuff.

>
>
> It's probably cheaper to buy 2x 128MB from Paradigm than 2x 64MB from
> anywhere.
>
> For the original poster:
>
> Paradigm PCs (www.pp.co.nz) you have now heard of, and I can
> recommend them. They do mail order, but you can also visit in
> person.
>
> There is also Ascent (www.ascent.co.nz). I haven't ever bought
> anything from them but I know other people are happy with them.
>
> It might also be worth checking out VBS in Upper Hutt: www.vbs.co.nz.
>
> That should be enough to be going on with...
>
>
> Lesley Walker
> Wellington, New Zealand


Thanks for the information.

A couple of additional questions. The laptop was from Digital -- so
maybe is should be called a "Norwegian Blue" (the MP parrot sketch)
instead of a HiNote Ultra 2000 (266). You suggest 2x128MB, can I put
more memory in the machine than was specified in the manual? Do I need
to worry about the speed of the memory, or are these banks of memory
like leggo?

 
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Enkidu
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      10-03-2003
On Fri, 03 Oct 2003 12:52:29 +1200, Big (E-Mail Removed) wrote:

>On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 12:01:59 +1200, "JB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>www.pp.co.nz
>>--

>
>He needs a Shop like DSE not a mail order shop that only sells New stuff.
>

"Mail order"? While they do a lot of mail order they also have a shop.

Cheers,

Cliff
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Uncle StoatWarbler
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      10-05-2003
On Fri, 03 Oct 2003 12:52:29 +1200, wrote:

> He needs a Shop like DSE not a mail order shop that only sells New stuff.


Noone needs DSE, exceot the terminally clueless.

If you need electronics bits, go to Wisemans, if not, check the local
papers and yellow pages for a decent retailer, or friendly wholesaler.

As far as toner carts go, try phoning round yellow pages listings of the
recyclers/refillers. You might get lucky.

Does Inktech still exist in Wellytoon?

>>> * Where can I purchase computer memory at the most reasonable price?
>>> The laptop's manual says it is "Dual 144 pin SO-DIMM 3.3v self
>>> refresh" I need 64Mx2 banks of memory.


Most laptoy ram is specialised. Check the manufacturer websites and places
like www.kingston.com and www.micron.com for compatibility tables. You
MUST be careful with this, because plugging in the wrong ram may damage it,
a lot of these items use the same pinout for SDram and EDO/Fast Page ram.


 
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      10-07-2003
(sorry, I should have answered this sooner)

pbs <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> A couple of additional questions. The laptop was from Digital --
> so maybe is should be called a "Norwegian Blue" (the MP parrot
> sketch) instead of a HiNote Ultra 2000 (266). You suggest
> 2x128MB, can I put more memory in the machine than was specified
> in the manual?


Hmmm, that's a tricky one. I'm not an expert but here are my
thoughts anyway. It might work okay, and only recognise the amount
of memory that it's designed for, or it might not work, or at worst
(but I suspect unlikely) it might damage the memory.

> Do I need to worry about the speed of the memory,
> or are these banks of memory like leggo?


As a general rule, faster memory will work in slower machines, as
long as there isn't a specific warning saying that it won't. You do
need to stick to the same type of memory, but the incompatible types
are keyed differently anyhow and they won't fit.

If you google for SODIMM and some other relevant keyword(s) you
should be able to find plenty of technical information.


Lesley Walker
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