Chris Beggy on Mon, 28 Jul 2003 16:50:16 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] hardware questions

Bob Schwier <> writes:

> I have two questions.
> 1.   Gateway 200xl at one point power supply went off and would not go on
> again, then after pulling to check the fuse and blow the dust off after I
> put it back in I got three long beeps on start up and no out put.  This
> time the fan works and lights go on.  My book does not list that
> particular audio error code.
> 2.   Remembering that the chips for personal computers were based on
> designs for factory automation controllers, I want to rig a computer to
> control a home security system with the added pleasure of a direct line to
> check on the dogs by speaking at them to get them to bark.
> Regular messeges should be shunted to a conventional answering machine and
> punching in the proper code should enter the security system.

Folks are discussing the second item on:


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