Old Laptop, some life still in it - FREE!

Go To Last Post
16 posts / 0 new
Author
Message
#1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Hey Ho All,

 

Cleaning out the lab more and more and came across an old laptop that belonged to my sister.  She wont need it anymore and I thought about giving it to my son to use in his shop to look up engine parts as he takes them apart, but he has enough current toys to use.

 

So, with teh biography out of the way, heres what it has:

 

Dell Lattitude E6500 CoreDuo 2.26GHz(yes, that old)

 

4Gig RAM

 

160GB hard drive

 

Battery still holds a charge

 

It had windows 10 on it, and it actually was rather snappy and everything worked.  I decided I wanted to play with Linux Mint and installed that on it.  Now the WiFi card does not work, and I really have no interest in trying to figure out why.

 

Here is teh beast:

 

In spite of its size(it weighs in at about 6 pounds), its not a bad machine really.

 

AND ITS FREE!!

 

It comes with a power supply/charger, and thats it.

 

Whoever wants it is welcome to it.  I only ask that you pay the shipping costs.  PM me with your shipping details(Address and carrier of choice) and I will reply with the cost to send.  Paypal only.

 

Cheers all, be well.

 

Bye

Jim

I would rather attempt something great and fail, than attempt nothing and succeed - Fortune Cookie

 

"The critical shortage here is not stuff, but time." - Johan Ekdahl

 

"Step N is required before you can do step N+1!" - ka7ehk

 

"If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue!" - Kartman

"Why is there a "Highway to Hell" and only a "Stairway to Heaven"? A prediction of the expected traffic load?"  - Lee "theusch"

 

Speak sweetly. It makes your words easier to digest when at a later date you have to eat them ;-)  - Source Unknown

Please Read: Code-of-Conduct

Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB, RSLogix user

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 1

Welcome back!

(nearly a month?)

Take care!

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

jgmdesign wrote:
I decided I wanted to play with Linux Mint and installed that on it.  Now the WiFi card does not work, and I really have no interest in trying to figure out why.

 

You might try a live DVD from Ubuntu. I have an HP laptop that the WiFi (Intel) quit working after a Windows XP update. It did not work with Linux ether, I put it in storage for a few years and then tried it again after noting some Intel WiFi updates during another machine's update, and it was magically working again. It was only dumb luck that I noticed, but that is how I roll.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

ron_sutherland wrote:
You might try a live DVD from Ubuntu.

 

I wrote:

jgmdesign wrote:
I really have no interest in trying to figure out why.

 

I am clearing clutter, and I am keeping as many of my CPU interrupts disabled as possible.

 

gchapman wrote:

Welcome back!

(nearly a month?)

Take care!

 

Ha Ha.

 

Jim

I would rather attempt something great and fail, than attempt nothing and succeed - Fortune Cookie

 

"The critical shortage here is not stuff, but time." - Johan Ekdahl

 

"Step N is required before you can do step N+1!" - ka7ehk

 

"If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue!" - Kartman

"Why is there a "Highway to Hell" and only a "Stairway to Heaven"? A prediction of the expected traffic load?"  - Lee "theusch"

 

Speak sweetly. It makes your words easier to digest when at a later date you have to eat them ;-)  - Source Unknown

Please Read: Code-of-Conduct

Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB, RSLogix user

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

That would make a very nice little entry level dev box for MCU's for a newbie! Jim's kindness offering it to the community is always good to see.

 

The Dell kit is pretty rock solid stuff too. Not the highest performance of all machines but I have seen them go almost forever. yes

Wayne

East London
South Africa

 

  • No, I am not an Electronics Engineer, just a 54 year old hobbyist/enthusiast
  • Yes, I am using Proteus to learn more about circuit design and electronics
  • No, I do not own a licensed copy of Proteus, I am evaluating it legitimately
  • No, I do not believe in software or intellectual property piracy or theft
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Hi Jim.  Glad to see you back!  We were worried about what happened to you, even if you are a little weird.  Unlike myself, of course.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

MarkThomas wrote:
...you are a little weird.  Unlike myself, of course.

So, you finally admit you are a lot weird!? devil

David

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Only missing is AS7- Jim make you an offer you can't refuse!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

frog_jr wrote:
So, you finally admit you are a lot weird!?

 

It's kinda hard to deny.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I would have taken it, but my country does not allow import of second hand electronic items because they consider it as an e-waste thing, due to our large current e-waste problem. (also very high population

 

When we are lucky, sometimes stuff like this gets custom clearance easily, I guess it only happens when things are small in size / doesn't have much value / custom officer can't identify the stuff, but this is large and heavy, this will certainly be blocked.

 

To the one who ends up getting it -

 

Just replace it's HDD with SSD and enjoy the blistering speed. smiley

“Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?” - Brian W. Kernighan

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Heisen wrote:
... but my country does not allow import of second hand electronic items because they consider it as an e-waste thing, due to our large current e-waste problem. (also very high population)
A large population aids as e-recycling can be organic.

fyi, two operations in your nation :

Global Locations - Electronics Recycling and ITAD (Sims Lifecycle Services)

[mid-page, left column]

edit : Tennessee

How 6 Million Pounds Of Electronic Waste Gets Recycled A Month | Big Business - YouTube (9m43s)

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Sat. Sep 11, 2021 - 12:33 AM
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Due to shipping cost,Wonder how much with regular post office shipment.no

www.tokopedia.com/madagang cheap and free worldwide shipping

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0


You can see now and then a shipping charges of 340 USD for sending a letter of E-stuff from USA to EU.

 

Edit: 8p dip chip:

 

Last Edited: Mon. Sep 13, 2021 - 04:29 PM
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Microchip had solution.The kits assemblef in Malaysia which is nearby Indonesia.yesyesyes I though that shipping from US to EU cheaper than Asia/Australia ? Once at EU shipping to Asia only with Stamp price.yesyesyes

www.tokopedia.com/madagang cheap and free worldwide shipping

Last Edited: Mon. Sep 13, 2021 - 05:08 PM
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

In response to #13, I often see large shipping cost associated with a low retail price.  The total is the same as the offers with free and low shipping.  If I knew how much that Broadcom device is worth, the giant shipping may make sense with a $17 price.

 

I recently sent a two+ pound package to a friend in Switzerland containing a little board I made, a bunch of spare discrete components, a little breadboard, a Nano, and a roll of wire that has been bugging me sitting on top of the wire box that I just wanted to get rid of.  It went USPS from SF, and arrived DHL in Switzerland, and it cost me $44.  

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

You should just look for information on any mint forums: https://forums.linuxmint.com

 

Also you can try to install Ubuntu Linux

 

software developer at rozwoj oprogramowania