Used Hard Discs

  laurie53 09:27 25 Mar 07
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  Forum Editor 09:47 25 Mar 07

if ever I saw one, and from two points of view.

  spuds 18:05 25 Mar 07

This particular incident could stem from many things, and only a full investigation may find the actual culprits. Personally I would have consulted and involved the police and trading standards on this 'investigation'.

  jack 20:52 25 Mar 07

It certainly sounds a very odd story.
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someone else was writing about returned goods sold as new.
This is different because second hand parts seem to have been substituted for new - if indeed the component had failed.
Could it be I wonder if this was not a 'new' machine in the first instance and the repair work [a file recovery program perhaps ?] uncovered what had been there all along?
Hmm

Can I just say A colleague of mine bought a pc from a well known retailer and found that it had someones elses name on it as owner!

  jack 08:29 27 Mar 07

owise14u wrote-
Can I just say A colleague of mine bought a PC from a well known retailer and found that it had someones elses name on it as owner!
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This is not an entirely unknown phenonomen, the well known retailer apart.
A colleague had a machine some years before he asked me to investigate a problem, and only then did it become clear that it had been assigned to a local firm of solicitors originally - In this case it was simply a case of a local 'builder' over supplying a large order.

  spuds 15:24 27 Mar 07

Slightly of tangent a little. Not so much new but more like 2nd hand. Try buying a computer system from an auction house or liquidation sale and see what the computers sold there can reveal!!.

  Zero G 16:33 27 Mar 07

At work all Hard Drives that get upgraded are used as spares.
If we do have ones that dont work they get a 10lb hammer put on them!

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