brent timothy saner on 31 Jul 2010 09:52:48 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] "Affirmative" Terminal Help Needed

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  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] "Affirmative" Terminal Help Needed
  • Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 11:52:40 -0500
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On 07/31/10 11:02, Casey Bralla wrote:
> Is anyone familiar with "Affirmative" terminals?
> I pulled 3 working Affirmative terminals from my company's electronics 
> recycling bin.  They are very small diskless terminals that run WindowsCE.  
> They actually are pretty slick and would be good web kiosks.  Since they use 
> flash memory as a local disk, they also are potentially usable for Linux (in 
> fact they sell them loaded with Linux).
> My problem is that they are all password protected to hook up to a windows 
> networking environment.  Therefore, I can't even log in to the darn things.
> I want to clear out the password.
> My company is rather paranoid about passwords, so they are not willing to even 
> acknowledge that I got them.
> I tried opening the case and removing the button battery and removing the sole 
> jumper on the circuit board.  That had the dramatic effect of killing then 
> entire unit so now it won't even boot.
> Anybody familiar with these things?   Affirmative's web site is very poor, and 
> my queries to their tech support went unanswered.
> Any suggestions?

could try
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