We are a new node in Malawi and have been registered with the list for a month
or so. Jeff Cochrane mentioned somewhere along the line that he had helped set
up a node here, he was actually talking about our node. There have been a lot
of interesting developments in the setup of this node and I will be informing
you about how it's going. I am a commercial provider and I have been following
the debates on the pros and cons of establishing commercial nodes in Africa. I
will make my own comments on the issue at a later date, but right now I am
looking for some information.
We are a computer and engineering consulting firm based in Lilongwe, Malawi and
have been involved in a number of areas, systems support, installation,
corporate systems training and occasionally hardware support for our clients. I
have been working in the computer industry here for the last 14 years but
operating my own business for 6 years. I have two clients who are looking for
spare parts for their computer equipment. One has a CompuAdd notebook (I
understand they have gone out of business) and needs to replace the the his ROM
BIOS chip. The details are as follows:
Phoenix BIOS Serial Number: AT27C010L
If there is a possible dealer in South Africa, please let me know as the client
will be travelling there in a month's time and could purchase the parts himself.
The other client is looking for the Fax number, or email address of Hitachi,
International Services Department. He needs a spare part for a Hitachi Monitor.
I would be most grateful if someone on the list couls pass on info to assist in
locating these spares.
Please send any replies to :
Thandi Mbvundula (Ms)
Epsilon & Omega Computer & Engineering Services
P O Box 31125
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