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Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 19:53
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Hi all , In real trouble now. 10 days to go for our Simpson desert trip and the lap top spat a con rod . Well a hard drive anyway ,with all my Discover oz maps and oz explore maps . Anyone here in melbourne that might be able to lend a hand ?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:11

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:11
MSN or Yahoo dude.
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Reply By: Wazza - (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:16

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:16
Ha ha. I will call you soon, when the mrs gets off the phone.

Wazza
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:20

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:20
I can probably lend you my old laptop if that helps...
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:31

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:31
Lap top is fixed stan , just no maps lol
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:40

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:40
there's a lesson to be learnt here...........
back up your data ....REGULARLY...if not more often
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Follow Up By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:45

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:45
You got PM Eric..

Nudenut
This is what I tell everyone to do as well, thought almost never backup any of my stuff...
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:46

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:46
He already has the CD's Nudy, he just has to find em...

;)
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:34

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:34
$hit you need that like a hole in the head.
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Reply By: charlies - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:48

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:48
Should be able to help. Just set up for similar trip later in the year. I take it you don't have original CD's?
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Reply By: Member Eric - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 22:29

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 22:29
I want to thank everyone .

In just one hr from post , I have had 15 email and 10 msn messages . 18 phone calls all willing to help . I need to take a min here to wipe the tears of joy.

Computer is up and running with new 40 gig hard drive . Found with the help of many drivers for convertor cable . recieved a zillion maps

who says this place isnt awsom ??????

thanks again to everyone
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Reply By: Nudenut - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 07:43

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 07:43
for what its worth.....
i have two hard disks...one primary and one secondary

my secondary holds a copy of all data from my primary
I press the sleep button on computer and it does a back up and then shuts down.....(or click shutdown does the same)

if one looks at the cost of Hard Disk drives these days, its cheap insurance......

lap tops would require a external I guess
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 11:05

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 11:05
Go one better .. removeable hd (good for security issues .. take it out when absent) and a copy of "Second Copy" software. Automatically copies what you want when you want. Only copies new and changed files so quite quick.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 19:40

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 19:40
i know why you have 2 hard drives
(1)its the only thing hard
(2)you put every thing on to both hard drives so no matter what h/d its on you will never forget where you put it
lolololol
cheers
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:51

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:51
1. it doesnt get hard often, but when it does drakes called Jemima had better watch out!

2. and, if my name was Jemima, i could have as many hard things as I like, ....i guess you dont forget where you had it.....
lol lol lol

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 22:35

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 22:35
You are better off to have it on another medium than another HDD in the same machine... if your laptop gets spiked, chances are it will fry both HDDs as well as other bits, and you will lose everything..

tape backup, DVD, CD, or something external is the only way to fly.
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 22:39

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 22:39
Very true Truck ... but been there done that. If you're like me, how religious are you about physically changing discs etc.

Currently small network so save to same box plus other. Not perfect but at least it happens regularly, rather than every now and again.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 07:52

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 07:52
Yes truckster, but as Roscoe says..it may not be perfect but it happens every day.....

for my business stuff I back up to a 'off site' server in melbourne. This happens automatically every day also.

As for spikes. i have all power at mains switchboard fitted with Surge Arrestors, and filters on cable and telephone and all computer stuff scanner printer is off a surge protected power board.....just need to watch out for the odd coopers hahaha
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 07:53

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 07:53
Keys get hard to work when the coopers dries out
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 02:23

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 02:23
We had surge protectors at work at the winery.... We still got a spike that took out the server, a switch, and a patch panel...

backing up to another machine on the same network (EG 2-3 PCs) is just as unsafe as you can get spikes still...

I'll just stick with DVD's for now... (gotta keep my 40gig of porn somewhere)
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 16:35

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 16:35
Hey Eric, still laughing! What are you worried about the laptop for - when you get into the Simspon all you have to think about is making sure you are going east to west, or west to east. Important to remember that the dunes run north/south or south/north so when the sun comes up start driving towards the morning sun over the sand dunes and eventually you will end up here. Simple you don't need a computer. Hahahaha. LOL LOL.. Hehehehe.....
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 17:58

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 17:58
Ruth , you still dont get it . How the hell are going to watch movies in the tent at night with no laptop dvd ? i would have to get out of the tent in the night and walk to the car and use its dvd player lol
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 07:36

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 07:36
Oh Eric, how silly of me, I forgot about the DVD's. But, if Willem gets here you and you have a sniff of whit lit you won't be able to crawl from the campfire to the tent/car to watch movies anyway. Hahahaha.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 08:28

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 08:28
You should always test before you swollow . I spat some on the fire in Murry . The flames must have shot up 2 meters . I turned to Willem and said. NO THANKS , not for this little duck anyway lol .
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 13:50

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 13:50
Hey Buddy, guess what? Raining again! 6.6 mls so far and wet as a shag - because the grounds still wet from the last lot of rain. Hahahaha, thinking of you, hahahahaha! So cold I need a sniff of whit lit now, not hot tea. Hehehehe.
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