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RE: [ti-99/4a] To who it may concern

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  • Richard Bell
    Thanks for the support Mike, don t worry, I m hanging in there. :-)
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 30, 2002
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      Thanks for the support Mike, don't worry, I'm hanging in there. :-)

      On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, Michael R. Hathaway wrote:

      > Richard
      > I hope I'm not one of the people who are hounding you. If it seems like
      > I am I don't mean to be. I'm in the middle of two major start-ups. And
      > the start of several other projects across the country right now. BTW I
      > haven't had a chance to try out the rebuilt Geneve. Hope to do that this
      > weekend of course I have said that for the last three and still don't
      > have that done.
      >
      > So I know what you are talking about hang in there I can wait and if you
      > have someone who needs something move me back I will be ok.
      >
      > And I hope you will Too.
      >
      > Thanks Richard
      > I hope to buy you a beverage or two at Chicago.
      >
      > Mike Hathaway
      >
      > PS just don't give anyone my hard drives:-)
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: swim4home@... [mailto:swim4home@...]
      > Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2002 5:18 PM
      > To: ti99-4a@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [ti-99/4a] To who it may concern
      > .
      >
      > Okay all, here's the situation, at the moment I have on my bench for
      > repair
      > and or upgrade the following,
      >
      > 5 geneve cards which have very difficult to nail down problems
      >
      > 5 HFDC cards which have very hard to nail down problems
      >
      > 1 CorComp FDC which is intermittent
      >
      > 3 4000 series RAM disks which have very difficult to nail down problems
      >
      > 14 SCSI cards, versions "E","F","G" which should not be having problems
      > but
      > nonetheless do not work.
      >
      > I have a "REAL" job which at the moment is putting a ton of pressure on
      > me
      > involving hundreds of thousands of dollars and 14+ hour days.
      >
      > Today is the first day in weeks that I have been able to complete and
      > prepare
      > for shipping some cards that have been laying here for some time.
      >
      > If I have one of your cards and you can't wait any longer and you have
      > someone else to fix it let me know and I'll get it on the way back to
      > you
      > ASAP. If you have a card that needs repair/upgrade and you want to send
      > it to
      > me then expect that it will take some time before you get it back. I
      > never
      > like to say "Uncle" when it comes to getting cards working the way they
      > should. I do not have machines fixing machines here (Heck, a lot of the
      > time
      > I don't have schematics.). I'm just an uneducated but experienced guy
      > that
      > likes keeping these machines running and has spent whatever time it
      > takes to
      > get cards upgraded/repaired and back to the owner. I don't appreciate
      > e-mails
      > hinting that I'm becoming the new "Cecure, Don Waldon", I don't think
      > it's
      > funny and I darn sure don't think it's deserved. In fact, I'm seriously
      > thinking of giving up all the TI related hardware that I got when Cecure
      >
      > dissolved. Is there anyone out there interested in picking up the stuff
      > for
      > free? You will not be allowed to just sell chips on the open market and
      > you
      > must be ready to "serve" the community. (Contact me privately.)
      >
      >
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    • Allison J Smith
      -- Do not give up now you do a nice job so what if it take s three or four month s to get back it will work you have my vote. I am sending you my 1 meg Horizon
      Message 2 of 4 , Oct 1, 2002
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        --
        Do not give up now you do a nice job so what if it take's
        three or four month's to get back it will work you have
        my vote. I am sending you my 1 meg Horizon take all the
        time you need. Allison Smith N2TOZ








        - In ti99-4a@y..., swim4home@a... wrote:
        > Okay all, here's the situation, at the moment I have on my bench for
        repair
        > and or upgrade the following,
        >
        > 5 geneve cards which have very difficult to nail down problems
        >
        > 5 HFDC cards which have very hard to nail down problems
        >
        > 1 CorComp FDC which is intermittent
        >
        > 3 4000 series RAM disks which have very difficult to nail down
        problems
        >
        > 14 SCSI cards, versions "E","F","G" which should not be having
        problems but
        > nonetheless do not work.
        >
        > I have a "REAL" job which at the moment is putting a ton of pressure
        on me
        > involving hundreds of thousands of dollars and 14+ hour days.
        >
        > Today is the first day in weeks that I have been able to complete
        and prepare
        > for shipping some cards that have been laying here for some time.
        >
        > If I have one of your cards and you can't wait any longer and you
        have
        > someone else to fix it let me know and I'll get it on the way back
        to you
        > ASAP. If you have a card that needs repair/upgrade and you want to
        send it to
        > me then expect that it will take some time before you get it back. I
        never
        > like to say "Uncle" when it comes to getting cards working the way
        they
        > should. I do not have machines fixing machines here (Heck, a lot of
        the time
        > I don't have schematics.). I'm just an uneducated but experienced
        guy that
        > likes keeping these machines running and has spent whatever time it
        takes to
        > get cards upgraded/repaired and back to the owner. I don't
        appreciate e-mails
        > hinting that I'm becoming the new "Cecure, Don Waldon", I don't
        think it's
        > funny and I darn sure don't think it's deserved. In fact, I'm
        seriously
        > thinking of giving up all the TI related hardware that I got when
        Cecure
        > dissolved. Is there anyone out there interested in picking up the
        stuff for
        > free? You will not be allowed to just sell chips on the open market
        and you
        > must be ready to "serve" the community. (Contact me privately.)
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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