Thursday, August 21, 2014

WARNING

At this point
DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM ALDI that has a 'computer' disk.

At this point am discovering aberrations.


UPDATE: 30 Aug 2014.

Ok, a smidge more detail.  Am a "toy" junkie. Anything interesting less than $50 is fair game ... heh.

So, saw a Maginon USB microscope for $49-00. Thought ah, what the heck.

Brief description is that it is plastic, very much a toy. Comes with a "computer disc" and USB cable. Cannot operate independently. My problem began when tried to 'play' the disc into my Win 7 Home premium laptop. Zilch, or rather, could hear disc trying something, brrrrm pause brmmmm pause ...but no response on the screen. Um, think i, something not happening. Cutting a long story short - did ring the 1800 'help' number, was sent email with link to 'driver'. Um, 650Mb download - my satellite 'connection' estimated 48 hours. UM.


Do, however, still have a Dell underdesk 'box' with Win XP. Tried that - no problem. Installation screen popped up almost immediately.

So, if anyone has recently purchased this item from ALDI - find a grandpa who still remembers Windows XP ... heh.





4 comments:

Gerry said...

How's things, Davo? Hope you're well...

Davoh said...

Well ... well well, nice to know that you also remain alive Gez; also ... heh.

Vest said...

Has it shrunk that much you need a microscope.

Davoh said...

Depends on the viewpoint Vestie. Can, still, see it while standing up (no 'excess gut' to obscure the view)... heh).