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#1

Yeah, g’day! I am just climbing back after a monumental and
disastrous hard disk crash. A salvage operation was mounted
eventually, but it was ‘talked through’ to me by phone as I am not
very computer-literate. With the result that the little bits that I
salvaged were (of course) those items I wasn’t too bothered about -
and a hell of a lot of good stuff evaporated: Like all my email
addresses, my browser and all my bookmarks, the search engines
… you name it! In fact everything to do with the net went.
Luckily, my son, Peter, crossed the raging Cook Strait and two
mountain ranges to come and rescue me (and to celebrate his
birthday!) and set me up again to a certain extent. When I got
online late yesterday I found 245 mails waiting! But there was
nothing after the time I phoned Peter to unsubscribe for me, of
course. He even had to use a search engine to find orchid! So,
if any of you sent me a mail and wondered why you had no reply,
please mail me directly. Perhaps I should mention that the computer
I am using is really past it’s use-by date (like me) and I am saving
up my pennies to get one that is more mainstream, and is a lot
faster. Mind you my Amiga 600 has done me well for the last 6
years, but it is time to move on. So I’ll probably go offline
again for a day or three sometime in the fairly near future. I got
bad withdrawal symptoms in having to do without my daily Orchid
’fix’! Cheers for now,

   @John_Burgess2  of Mapua, New Zealand.

#2

John

I’ve really missed your postings and glad to have you back. Wow,
I haven’t heard about an Amiga in a long time!

Bob B


#3

John, I wouldn’t call what you share with us past it’s use-by
date…I would call it well aged, maybe mature.

Glad to have you back,

Karen


#4

Dear John Burgess, commisserations on your crashed Amiga. What a
great little machine they were! I moved from Amiga via Mac and now
to PC, but I still miss my Amiga. I still suspect that the PC is a
compromise, but at least it’s cheap to run and buy stuff for -
unlike the Mac. Happy hunting for a new computer. Rex from across
the water in Sydney.


#5

Welcome back, John! I know what you’ve been through, it has
happened to us too! We’ve never taken the advice of, "back up"
your . . but, somehow things get back eventually! ;
)


#6

Welcome back, John! I know what you’ve been through, it has
happened to us too! We’ve never taken the advice of, "back up"
your . . but, somehow things get back eventually! ;

Ditto!!! I just had a harddrive problem (Power Mac 6160AV) when
my 33 day old Fireball 2.1 gig drive died. After hours of agony, I
opened up the computer (it’s easy on this model) and uplugged ahd
re plugged every cable and power plug, wiggled all of the external
connections applied power and … IT"S BACK!!!
If you have a failure, try the wiggle fix before giving up the
ghost. Just a thought.

John

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