Tuesday 23 June 2020

Organising My Discs with 12 Way CD/DVD Cases

I've got a Disc Box for storing my original discs in, but as they are retro/vintage I don't want to use them on a regular basis to prevent them getting damaged/scratched so I have made backup copies of the discs.

I don't want to store them in the same container so I have been looking for another solution to store the backup copies and that's when I came across the 12-Way DVD/CD Cases.

By sheer luck they are the same in total length as a piece of A4 paper so it's relatively easy to create and print out a front covers for them as you only have to chop of an inch or so from one side, so as you'll see from the photos below.

Thursday 18 June 2020

Random eBay Bargains June 2020

A few items I won on eBay have been slowly piling up so it's time to unbox them and see if I can remember what I've been buying!

Starting A Retro Computing Pin Badge Collection

Having once worked at Currys in the UK I was the Business Centre Manager (fancy name for the salesperson who knows about Computers) I got given a Compaq pin badge by the local rep in return for listening to their in-store training.  I also gained an MCP so got a pin badge from Microsoft and recently I saw some Compaq pin badges on eBay and it's all starting to snowball out of control in to a full-blown collection!

Friday 12 June 2020

Repairing a CD or DVD using Allsop SkipDr

These were always too expensive for me to buy 'back in the day' and they're not exactly cheap now either!  But I managed to score another eBay bargain so no I have one and just the other day I got a DVD disc that was scratched so time to test this little beauty out!...

Wednesday 10 June 2020

How To Reset The BIOS Password of a HP/Compaq nc6100 Series Laptop (nc6120)

Changing/resetting/removing the BIOS password of a HP/Compaq nc6100 series laptop is a relatively easy thing to do - but there is one thing that you must not do with the main system battery or it wont work!  Watch this short video to find out how to do it:

Monday 8 June 2020

Fixing and Refurbishing a Retro Computing Laptop

Refurbished and Second Hand ARE NOT THE SAME THING!

In this video I will use a HP nc6120 I got as part of a 'Tech Job Lot' on eBay the other week and show you how to properly refurbish a laptop and how different the process is compared to 'Second Hand' where in most cases it has not even been cleaned!

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