Virgin computer parts purchaser in Wellington, needs some information

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by pbs, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. pbs

    pbs Guest

    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
    pbs, Oct 2, 2003
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  2. pbs

    JB Guest

    www.pp.co.nz
    --
    JB

    "pbs" <> wrote in message
    news:bliacq$abl$...
    > 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
    >
    JB, Oct 3, 2003
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  3. pbs

    Big Guest

    On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 12:01:59 +1200, "JB" <> wrote:

    >www.pp.co.nz
    >--
    >JB





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


    >"pbs" <> wrote in message
    >news:bliacq$abl$...
    >> 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
    >>

    >
    Big , Oct 3, 2003
    #3
  4. Big 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
    --
    I can avoid being quoted by saying nothing,
    and it seems to work fairly well.
    Chuck Falconer
    news.software.readers
    news:
    Lesley Walker, Oct 3, 2003
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  5. pbs

    Kerry Guest

    On 3 Oct 2003 15:10:27 +1200, Lesley Walker
    <> wrote:

    >Big 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:


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
    Four be the things I'd been better without:
    Love, curiousity, freckles, and doubt.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Kerry, Oct 3, 2003
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  6. pbs

    Galvatron Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 3 Oct 2003 15:10:27 +1200, Lesley Walker
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >Big 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:

    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > 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.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Galvatron, Oct 3, 2003
    #6
  7. pbs

    pbs Guest

    Lesley Walker wrote:
    > Big 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?
    pbs, Oct 3, 2003
    #7
  8. pbs

    Enkidu Guest

    On Fri, 03 Oct 2003 12:52:29 +1200, Big wrote:

    >On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 12:01:59 +1200, "JB" <> 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
    --

    The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign
    that the conspiracy is working.
    Enkidu, Oct 3, 2003
    #8
  9. 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.
    Uncle StoatWarbler, Oct 5, 2003
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  10. pbs

    Delirium Guest

    (sorry, I should have answered this sooner)

    pbs <> 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
    Wellington, New Zealand
    --
    Green mouse ice cream was the worst. I din't like that at ALL.
    ---Delirium, Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman
    Delirium, Oct 7, 2003
    #10
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    Al Guest

    "pbs" <> wrote in message
    news:blj306$ccc$...
    > Lesley Walker wrote:
    > > Big 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?


    You seem to have most of the information already but just in case:-

    The supported memory configurations for that machine are given here:
    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/legacysupport/digital/hinote_ultra_2000_mem_configs.html

    Looks like the max is 144MB (16MB on board plus 2 by 64MB in banks 1 & 2).
    To achieve this you have to loose the 16MB from Bank 1 that's fitted as
    standard. memory is EDO in a dual DIMM package.

    The home page for support is here:
    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/legacysupport/digital/hinote_ultra_2000_abstract.html

    The product documentation (in PDF format) is available here:
    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/legacysupport/digital/hinu22.html

    The driver and software download page is at:
    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/legacysupport/digital/epid75.html The latest
    software seems to be dated December 1998.


    Al
    Al, Oct 7, 2003
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