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    Wanted: free laptop

    Have a young man in Chch with special mental health needs whose laptop has just died. Uses its lots for games etc. Is there anyone out there who has a spare sitting round you'd be willing to donate - if you've just upgraded etc?

    Would need to have a bit of memory and capacity but anything game-friendly with reasonable speed would be great. Charger would help too. Happy to pay freight to Chch

    Cheers Mike
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    Hey,

    I do have one here he could have, I think it's missing the power cord but will hunt it out. Ok for older games, but not all these flash whizz bang games. It has 8gb of Memory and dedicated graphics chip.

    I would need to wipe the drive beforehand.

    PM me the details.

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    That sounds good kiwi - what make is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiazonic View Post
    Hey,

    I do have one here he could have, I think it's missing the power cord but will hunt it out. Ok for older games, but not all these flash whizz bang games. It has 8gb of Memory and dedicated graphics chip.

    I would need to wipe the drive beforehand.

    PM me the details.
    Sounds ideal. I could likely find a power supply here if you cannot find it. Could also do a secure wipe if you cannot get it runnig.
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    Hi @mudgripz. How soon do you want it?

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    Asap.. have just PMed kiwi so his might be good. He will no doubt get back to me soon.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudgripz View Post
    That sounds good kiwi - what make is it?
    Hp Pavillion DV6,
    I should be able to get this on the courier Saturday.

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    This is an awesome example of Good Buggers. Well done guys!!!'

    Si

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiazonic View Post
    Hp Pavillion DV6,
    I should be able to get this on the courier Saturday.
    Yes, there is a power supply here if needed.
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    Yes great stuff guys. I noted the generous spirit on the site with Toby etc and now this young man's going to get a happy surprise with a replacement laptop.

    Thanks kiwiazonic for the comp (also posted free), gadgetman for power supply, and thanks to misha for the offer

    He'll be a happy young man..
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    Good buggers all round
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    A welcome thread.

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    Also just FYI, if you or he wants to upgrade it to Windows 10, a free upgrade is still offered for users who use assistive technologies. There is no criteria you just follow the link and it will preform the upgrade from Windows 7

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/acce...ndows10upgrade


    Also as above, top stuff guys
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    Bloody hell folks..... Think there might be a bit of dust in the air around thinking of all the good buggers. Bet the fulla will be over the money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombi View Post
    Also just FYI, if you or he wants to upgrade it to Windows 10, a free upgrade is still offered for users who use assistive technologies. There is no criteria you just follow the link and it will preform the upgrade from Windows 7

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/acce...ndows10upgrade


    Also as above, top stuff guys
    You can still download and install the standard version too.
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