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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 06:58 PM
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But to her it's a piece of junk. Why do I bother? Bangs head.

For $40 bucks which is a good deal, I got a compaq desktop computer with windows 95, the monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse and all the wires. It's a starter computer. That she can play with and fiddle with.

Nope, it's piece of junk.

I swear, can anything make this kid happy? lol



She wants to take it back. Good luck with that. The guy already sold it to me. lol

She's like "I got a bad feeling about this computer". "Why? Because it doesn't hook up to the internet?"


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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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That's pretty old and not very secure. Stop being cheap and buy a half decent computer. Save! lol.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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It's secure. She's not on the internet.
She's going to have to be patient. The other computer almost fried up, and this was a last minute, got to go get one right now computer.
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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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You don't say how old your kid is, but she obviously knows a boat anchor when she sees it. "Fiddling" with an obsolete computer is really not going to help her much. It's like giving her an Apple ][. They were nice in their day, but not really appropriate for anything useful today.
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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
But to her it's a piece of junk. Why do I bother? Bangs head.

For $40 bucks which is a good deal, I got a compaq desktop computer with windows 95, the monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse and all the wires. It's a starter computer. That she can play with and fiddle with.

Nope, it's piece of junk.

I swear, can anything make this kid happy? lol



She wants to take it back. Good luck with that. The guy already sold it to me. lol

She's like "I got a bad feeling about this computer". "Why? Because it doesn't hook up to the internet?"


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Well...seriously...what do you expect??

It's not a "starter computer"...it's completely obsolete. Your talking about an operating system that is almost 20 YEARS OLD!!

That's like buying telling a kid you are going to get them a new car and wheeling in a Model-T Ford, sans the collectors value. It's sorta interesting as a novelty...but otherwise essentially useless since you can't even keep up a decent speed with traffic when your in town..much less the interstate.

You would have been way better off just saying "no" until you were able to save up enough to buy something that is operable.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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coo coo, i understand. Computers in my life are important. They always have to be top of the line. But PC access is PC access and she should be happy. Good Luck.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:13 PM
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The piece of junk





posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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It will do for now, until I can get her something better. Not my fault she wants to be impatient. Beggars can't be choosers either.
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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:19 PM
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No internet, but all the good ole console emulators and great pc games from back then.

Hook it up on Lan and get a diablo 2 game going ^^

You can watch videos, listen to music...sure my cell phone does all that but we all gotta start somewhere



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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pretty sweet for 40 bucks



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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I can't get the dvd drive to work on it, might have to replace it. Like it won't open at all.
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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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Ir was a great thought, but todays games and programs most likely won't work on it. You will have to probably find 15 year old programs and games.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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oh, I'm looking for another one geez, not like she can't upgrade the thing.

I'll buy another one, and she'll probably say that's a piece of junk too.
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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:35 PM
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Get her a library card. They have computers there AND she'll be out of the house! WIN/WIN!



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by windword
Get her a library card. They have computers there AND she'll be out of the house! WIN/WIN!


if only it was that easy.

I made her so mad that she wanted to go the hospital.

I am like, you have to be kidding me.


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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 08:00 PM
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For the one that initiated a CPS abuse investigation against you? For the one who is abusing you and ruining your life, making you consider moving out of your own home, rather than kick her and her mother to the curb? When is enough, enough? Oh that's right, you don't *really want anything to change. You are your own worse enemy and plastering your woes all over ATS is not doing you any favors... Stop whining. You get what you deserve, in this case.



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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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I get it. You wanted to do something nice for her and could only spend so much.
Boy have I been there.

This might help you when you're ready to upgrade.

dellauction.com

Some decent deals on there and not a whole lot of money.

Good Luck.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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I was trying to be nice.

So much for that.
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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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I'm going to take it apart tonight, and do a little bit of upgrading, like with the memory and change out the drive, and also put a 500PW Diablotek in it and hopefully, try to find a DVD drive that will work. Some reason I can't get it to open up.

Thanks for the link, Hopefully, that site doesn't use paypal.


Yuh, I'll even be nice enough to upgrade windows 95 to XP


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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 08:23 PM
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Are you the same one who is being investigated for child abuse by this kid and her mother? If so, you sound like an enabler to me. Quit trying to be so nice. You have got to be kidding. I am a mother who is completely devoted to her children. I wouldn't allow this kind of treatment to continue from my OWN child, much less my sister's child. As the poster said above, you are your own worst enemy. Buying her anything at this point in time is out of the question. You must find a way to get out of this dysfunctional situation.....all of you!



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