[CentOS] Re: Hardware serial number access from (a) command(s)

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 18:23:56 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 12:54 PM, Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com> wrote:
> on 7-29-2008 10:48 AM Lanny Marcus spake the following:
>>> You must have forgotten to wave the chicken over your head 3 times and
>>> said
>>> the magic words. You don't want to wave the chicken more than 3 times, as
>>> he
>>> will be angry enough after the 3. ;-P
>> I had to open that box (now my daughters) awhile back, to remove the
>> defective Teac
>> CD-RW drive and I remembered what happened to the original box and
>> kept my fingers
>> crossed, that I could get it open and close it again. When it happened
>> to the new box, a Dimension 4300,
>> which was under warranty, two (2) men came to our house and they had a
>> struggle, to get the case open. Flimsy
>> plastic. It opens like a suitcase and is incredibly easy to work on,
>> if you can get it open.
>> If Dell would sell a box like that, with a metal case, it would be a
>> winner.
> I have worked on them. I think a button on the top and another on the bottom
> that you have to push "at the same time and just right" for it to open. Then
> with your third arm you have to pull the side open. It was not fun. But it
> was a side job and paid cash.

I think the first one we got was defective, before it left the Dell
factory.  If it works properly,
it's pretty easy to open them and a joy to work inside. The boxes we
have where the drives
are in cages are a lot harder, when you need to remove and/or install
a drive. It took 2 grown men
to get that first Dell Dimension 4300 open and I was afraid to keep
it, fearing the same problem
would pop up again, the next time I needed to get inside to work on
it. Cash is good.

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