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« on: October 14, 2009, 10:47:00 PM »

Will try and repair in the next few days, or maybe use a back up laptop.

Rob
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 08:25:14 PM »

Computer that usually provides the feed is smoked. T

Trying to cobble together one of many laptops I seem to collect that has a bad screen, and run it through an external monitor. Only two problems. Laptop runs on Vista ( always have had problems running Odd Atc on Vista), and it has no real "line in"........we'll see.


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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 10:00:43 PM »

Good luck getting it fixed, L.A. has always been my favourite feed  wink
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009, 10:36:07 PM »

That sucks.

Please do keep us posted though.
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 03:34:28 PM »

If anyone in the LAX area has a spare old Windows XP they are willing to donate, I am sure it would be most appreciated.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 07:21:10 PM »

Thanks Dave. I tried over the weekend to get it going using a spare laptop , but between Vista and the weird sound card set-up, it was a no go.

Rob
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 08:35:52 PM »

I just might happen to have a copy...
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009, 09:26:46 PM »

Well you know XP is not hard get ?  wink wink  evil evil

Your mission, should you choose to accept it (Find Windows XP on the internet and download)


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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009, 06:59:26 PM »

Rob, so sorry to hear of your troubles, and the loss of equipment.

I know what you're saying about Vista... I have that system, and it seems like I'm always restarting, such a drag!!!

Best of luck in resolving the issue. Looking forward to hear the favorite LAX sound again Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2009, 04:26:19 PM »

Sorry, no fix yet. There is a serious illness in the family right now, and my priority's have changed for the time being. Hope to get it back up soon.

Rob
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2009, 12:15:30 PM »

Sorry, no fix yet. There is a serious illness in the family right now, and my priority's have changed for the time being. Hope to get it back up soon.

Rob

No need for apologies! Our thoughts are with your family.
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2009, 08:53:34 PM »

Motherboard is shot also. Fishing on Ebay for some cheap refurbished CPU's with free shipping. Bidding on  a few as we speak. I will keep you up to date when I am able.


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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2009, 12:38:06 PM »

Motherboard is shot also. Fishing on Ebay for some cheap refurbished CPU's with free shipping. Bidding on  a few as we speak. I will keep you up to date when I am able.


Rob

Have you thought about taking the drive down Sepulveda to that Frys near Manhattan/Hermosa Beach? they've had some motherboard/CPU combos on sale for $80 - $90, NIB.

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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2009, 10:08:40 PM »

If the computer simply needs to be able to run Windows 2000 or XP and have a line or mic input on the sound card I think I might be able to get what you need to get the feed back up. It won't be a powerful computer by any means. Is the application used to feed the audio processor or memory intensive?
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2009, 01:05:04 AM »

I'm pretty sure literally ANY computer can be used... what could possibly be so demanding about sending audio to a server?
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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2009, 09:21:19 PM »

If the computer simply needs to be able to run Windows 2000 or XP and have a line or mic input on the sound card I think I might be able to get what you need to get the feed back up. It won't be a powerful computer by any means. Is the application used to feed the audio processor or memory intensive?

Ok, I've obtain a computer to get the feed back up and running. It's a Dell GX270; 2.4GHz Pentium 4 with 256MB of ram and Windows XP. The computer uses about 115MB of ram when fully booted. I checked with Dave and he indicated that the remaining ram should be more than enough to run the needed software. I tested and confirmed that line input, mic inputs, and speaker output are all functional. So once I'm able to deliver the computer the feed should be back online.  grin grin
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2009, 02:34:32 PM »

Ha.  Overkill  tongue

I'm testing a feed from KBUR right now, that's running on a Celeron 450 laptop with 128 MB RAM and 4GB HD.  Works like a champ.  Yeah, it was a bit of a pain configuring stuff under Linux, but at least I learned something in the process.

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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2009, 07:35:14 PM »

So onyxintellect... are you the guy bluecrewfan bought the computer from?
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« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2009, 03:36:47 PM »

KLAX is temporarily up ......

Happy Thanksgiving

Rob
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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2009, 12:57:28 AM »

What do you mean by "temporarily up"?
I just took a listen and it turned on in my iTunes bu there was no audio. You might want to check the audio levels.
thanks.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2009, 02:45:47 AM »

It is up. Sounds fine on my end,

Rob
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« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2009, 03:53:57 AM »

Wow, I've been waiting a long time for this. Thank you for getting it up!\

I noticed that familiar buzzing noise is gone now... sorta miss it. It was a good indicator to see if the feed was working or not.

Once again, thanks and hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2009, 12:52:17 PM »

Feed will be off and on for a while.

Rob
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« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2009, 02:42:26 PM »

"Wow, I've been waiting a long time for this. Thank you for getting it up!\"

That's what she said last nite!!    evil
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« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2009, 05:11:25 PM »

I've noticed an intermittent muffling of the sound. It doesn't seem to be on my end. Does anyone else notice this? Is there anything that can be done?
I'm not trying to criticize, just giving some feedback.
Thanks.  afro
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