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Re:Very quick question
« on: November 22, 2005, 09:34AM »
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but I really don't want to stare into computer or PDA screens.


That is a very good point and a big reason why i am a fan of the dedicated chess computers.

I too often wonder about the durability especially if it involves an expensive purchase, but i have had no problems yet {says crossing his fingers}. The Mephisto
modular system seems very reliable... German made of course !!

Ian.
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Re:Very quick question
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2005, 04:14AM »
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Hi there Asiryangguk,

From what I have experienced, I would be worried about other things going wrong first. But I haven't been collecting for many years or decades as some have.

However, I have some computers from the early 80s and late 70s that are working just fine. And even my robotic MB which was released in 83 still works perfectly.

Also, power supplies and connectors and all the circuitry going to the main computer board are relatively easy to replace or repair. In a worst case scenario you can even replace the whole thing with a custom made solution.

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Re:Very quick question
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2005, 08:55AM »
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Hihi Mr. Sousa,

I still wonder about the durability of chess computers even if you use adaptors (and no batteries), that's all.

One wonders why someone would want to purchase dedicated chess computers, given such durability anxieties (and their general inferiority to dedicated software, no less), but I really don't want to stare into computer or PDA screens.

Thanks for your patience =)
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Re:Very quick question
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2005, 06:18AM »
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Hi Asiryangguk,

Im not sure I understand your question. Sorry, Im still having problems with that device that goes between my ears.

Are you trying to find out if there are any issues with tear and wear by plugging/unplugging the power adapter?

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Very quick question
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2005, 05:16PM »
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Hihi everyone,

Computer battery compartments for chess computers will clearly start to turn brown after even the cleanest and most delicate, but lengthy, battery use.

But what about adaptors?  Manufacturers tout them as conducive to long term economical home use, a statement that borders on the ambiguous.  What goes on in the hole of the computer that takes that adaptor after extended use?
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