give out to our kids. Unfortunately many of these laptops did not come with power adapters and pretty much qualify for doorstops. Although we greatly appreciate the laptop donations, most people don't stop to think to include the adapters.
They can cost us as much as 50.00 per, depending on the type of laptop donated.
Currently we have 4 laptops that work perfectly, we just have no way to power them back on. They are:
HP dv5000 (we have three of them)
Toshiba Satellite A45-S151
With the 2010 Linux Against Poverty event looming in June, we are sure to gain even more without adapters.
We are also in need of a screen for a Dell Latitude D600 and most any RAM available in 512-sized sticks or better. Specifically, we need laptop ram in one gig sticks of pc2100 and pc2700. PC133 in both laptop and desktop ram is also in short supply, especially 512 sticks.
While I am wishing, we need IDE and SATA hard drives for laptops as well.
Fact of the matter is, we are having trouble just putting gas in the tanks to get installs done...times are tough right now. We could use some help in getting these adapters and other pieces of hardware needed.
If you have any of these hardware parts, email me...helios at fixedbylinux dott comm or we can purchase it via your donations. Edit... Also, our friend Dave has posted a comment concerning a great site for getting these parts cheap. You can find it here.
Thanks again for being part of what we do.
We have several labs and summer camps being hosted by The HeliOS Project this summer...the most popular being one that teaches kids how to build/repair computers. We will need volunteers for this daytime activity. Not sure of the dates yet but probably sometime in July. Stay tooned for news.