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25th Jul, 2012 at 12:42am
 
All,

Sincere apologies but the motherboard for the source, SAM server (quite literally - smoke and all) blew this evening. I will hopefully have this replaced within a day or two, so in the meantime S.A. will be offline.

Of course, if anybody would like to donate towards the costs involved in this replacement motherboard, please use the PayPal link on the front page of the website.

Again, apologies for this unexpected downtime.

Darran
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Reply #1 - 27th Jul, 2012 at 9:44am
 
All,

Firstly, many, many thanks to those of you who have made a donation - it's greatly appreciated. Thank you. Smiley

A new motherboard has already been ordered and should be with me shortly. I will obviously post the moment that this arrives and provide an ETA as to when S.A. will be in a functioning state again.

Many thanks for your patience and apologies for this unexpected inconvenience.

Darran
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Reply #2 - 31st Jul, 2012 at 7:41am
 
Those pesky electronical thangs. It's the smoke that makes them work. And if you let the smoke out, they stop working!  Cheesy

Looking forward to hearing SA again soon.
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Reply #3 - 31st Jul, 2012 at 9:48pm
 
All,

Nothing arrived in the post (again) today. I'm written a stern e-mail to the supplier asking where my "next day delivery" motherboard (which was ordered last Wednesday) actually is and for a full postal tracking update.

In the meantime, apologies and I shall update as and when I have further news.

Darran
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Reply #4 - 6th Aug, 2012 at 11:33pm
 
Oooooooh! I love it when you get stern.
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Reply #5 - 7th Aug, 2012 at 11:09pm
 
JaneEyre wrote on 6th Aug, 2012 at 11:33pm:
Oooooooh! I love it when you get stern. 


You might be scared when I'm angry though, P.K. ... Wink
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Reply #6 - 7th Aug, 2012 at 11:10pm
 
Folks,

The motherboard has finally arrived in the post today. I have been working on it's installation all evening. Hopefully S.A. will be up-and-running very soon. As always, I shall post when I have further information.

Many thanks again for all of your patience during this unexpected (and very frustrating) outage.

Darran
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Reply #7 - 8th Aug, 2012 at 12:59am
 
That's about 10 days for a "Next Day Delivery"?
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Reply #8 - 8th Aug, 2012 at 11:15pm
 
Andrew P wrote on 8th Aug, 2012 at 12:59am:
That's about 10 days for a "Next Day Delivery"?


Tell me about it, Andrew. Needless to say, I'm absolutely furious with the supplier. Not only due to the delay but the (slightly) different model which they have sent.

However, I am continuing to work on the new motherboard's installation and shall hopefully have further news very soon.

Many thanks for your patience.

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Reply #9 - 9th Aug, 2012 at 2:59am
 
Darran, I, for one, appreciate your efforts, and look forward to many marvelous future listens-in to SA!

- David Z.
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Reply #10 - 10th Aug, 2012 at 7:51pm
 
As always it's when something goes away that you can see how much you miss it
I miss you SA   Smiley
Get well soon  Smiley
Peace !

NB: Donated again... to help the recovery
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Reply #11 - 15th Aug, 2012 at 1:04pm
 
You don't know what you got until it's gone...
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Reply #12 - 16th Aug, 2012 at 10:07pm
 
Le me check don't have the money at the moment but maybe next week I might donate a bit of money to you radio-station , you really maked a point now ...

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Reply #13 - 16th Aug, 2012 at 10:34pm
 
Folks,

Firstly, again many thanks for your patience. As you can all hopefully imagine, nobody has been more frustrated than I at the delay in restoring the station to a normal, functioning manner. The hardware supplier that I had been dealing with in England was nothing short of hopeless. Both in the unacceptable delay in supplying the replacement motherboard but also the incorrect model.

Having had what I hope you all can appreciate, a break last Saturday evening, I have since been working very hard every evening to restore SAM and have S.A. online again.

I hope to have this complete by the end of the coming weekend and will post as and when I  have further information.

Many thanks - especially to those of you who have kindly donated towards the expense involved - I will be contacting you personally once we are live again.

Darran
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Reply #14 - 17th Aug, 2012 at 7:42am
 
Why not real life always goes before the Internet if you ask me ...

Goodluck anyway and enjoy the break.
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