|General comment about availability|
Message #6 Posted by Vassilis Prevelakis on 22 Oct 2004, 2:51 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Pascal
This is not directly related to Pascal and Daniel, but a more general observation regarding availability.
I don't know about the rest of you but for me, this is a hobby, and as such is by necessity a low priority item.
While I like playing around with old calculators and computers (e.g. the HP Series 80, and the BBC microcomputer), I still have to earn a living.
I try to help people and have fixed components from time to time, but I cannot promise that something will be turned around in say a week, two weeks, a month or even a year (although the latter hasn't occurred yet ;-).
Everybody is eager to play with their newest toy, and I understand that, but everything has to be kept within the general context of a hobbyist activity (i.e. not a professional repair service).
I find that the people in this forum are very helpful and often offer their services gratis.
So rather than jumping the gun and start sending messages asking about the trustworthiness of any one of us, it may be more advantageous to just go the archives and spend some time reading what these people have been doing over the past couple of years.
Finally, do be aware that even professional repair services (SONY and SONY Ericsson are examples of this), often take for ever to fix things and they usually charge hundreds of dollars for their services.
Best Regards (and peace unto all :-)