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  1. Used Toshiba Laptop

    I don't know what those other acronyms mean. My need is to be able to hook up the little laptop to the TV screen. I am using the Claro Video box to prevent buffereing and someone told me I need to make sure that I have HDMI. But I'll give you a jingle in the morning and you can explain things. My current Acer laptop is a 2007 also but unfortunately it is grinding sometimes when it starts indicating the hard drive is going out soon. My computer needs are not that extensive so I hope to find this will work out.
  2. Used Toshiba Laptop

    Mike, Left mesg on your home phone about this computer. Please call me at 106-2485 when you get a minute and i will try you again since we are both gone alot. Teresa PS. It would have to have the HDMI port because i use a tv screen with my computer. Let me know if it has this and if still available.
  3. US Driver's license

    Just getting back to y'all. The agent at O'rourke researched with my insurance company ANA and said that i don't have to worry about the expired plates. I know that is controversial with many of you. but i decided to go with it. She said that does not bother the police or any payout should i have an accident. She said the cheaper mexican insurance policies use the expired plates issue as an excuse not to pay out accidents. Good enough for me.
  4. Convert VHS tape to DVD?

    you might try genesis digital on ocampo in ajijic. ask for gerardo.
  5. US Driver's license

    Good article. My son's address is my domicile then. It is a place where I would default to if I could no longer be in residence down here. I think many people retain legitimate stateside addresses with family members, because that is who would be contacted or where you'd go in an emergency or whatever. My goal, Angus, is to get citizenship soon after I receive my permanente in 3 years or so.
  6. US Driver's license

    OK. This is getting more complicated as life goes on! wowzers. DAVE, I'm not too worried about the NM driver's license because it is good for one year, and I have an address at my son' house. I plan to get the Mexico driver's license so that way I have both. Maybe I should consider scrapping this foreign plated vehicle and return it to the states.The sad thing is the fact that I stuck alot of money into the vehicle since i've had it for two years, and i'm trying to drive it for 3 more years. it's the perfect old vehicle for around here and now it is running very well. I do not drive to guadalajara or out of the area. Just putting around here. To me the risk of accident is even higher when you leave this area between Chapala and GDL. I am weighing the risk of actions I take and this figures in. . O'rourke is still investigating what ANA insurance wants for the client to be legal with their insurance. In the end, it is the insurance company that decides whether to pay out for an accident or not. Even if the ANA insurance indicates that it is OK to have expired plates, and then there's an accident and they change their minds, even if i get it it writing like Cedro did, well, it all seems like a crapshoot. I've never been a fan of going rogue in any case, but seems like my only option right now is to get the SD plates which do not require a proof of insurance from what friends who've done it have told me. But before I make that move, I will listen to the insurance company's comments. I guess you take your chances retaining a stateside address when you do not live there. They all jive with my son's address; SS, the stateside bank I use to receive the SS and DMV has this address as well for the last registration that is expiring.. So at least there is some consistency. .....for what that's worth. Well, i'm going to view the website on the SD plates for whatever that is worth, because some have said if there's an accident and you really have never lived in SD and they can prove it, the fact you have current licence plates from there is just about as good as having the expired plates. So at this time the jury is out to whether I will bother with it if it is equally sketchy legally. Still waiting for the O'rourke folks to call me back. The agent went home sick ; therefore the delay in info.
  7. US Driver's license

    Well, my driver's license is good for another year. But the plates expire end of this month. New Mexico now has online registration renewal. The problem is that I no longer have insurance for the US. I only have a current policy thru O'rourke for Mexico.In order to do online renewal, I would have to buy US insurance. That could be complicated since I have allowed the US policy to run out shortly after I crossed the border with my AAA traveler's insurance. Even if I decided to buy insurance in order to complete the renewal, I think I would run into trouble since the cart hasn't been insured in the states for about 1 year. When that is discovered in the system, the send you a suspension for driving without insurance. So this would probably be an obstacle. I am grateful for all the input. I am going to call O'rourke and talk to the agent about requirements of legality. You have all been very helpful in allowing me to see my options and overcome the obstacles. I just called O'rourke and she is investigating for me but she said she thinks it is not a problem to go with expired plates. As a side, once I was impounded for "parking funny" in Ajijic during the footraces. I had a comment that I should have a pity party and drown my sorrows from a lady who took rides from me frequently. That experience had me rethink who I put in my car and call a friend. Keeping a car in this country takes money and a lot of hoop jumping.
  8. US Driver's license

    Rick Yes Cedro did a good job of responding. I believe I could get the Mexican licence and drive the foreign plated,,seems OK. But Cedro said "usually" around the question of expired plates. This left my question hanging and I wanted to hear from others. My drivers license is good for another year, but my plates have expired this month. It seems RV Gringo believes the reg. must be current in its home jurisdiction. So running around with expired plates may not be the thing to do. I still don't give a rat's tail about defining scam. But thanks. Others may benefit from those debates.
  9. US Driver's license

    While I get that you'll needed to argue the "scam" VS "COMPLETELY LEGAL" aspect of the SD plate option, the questions still remain with this OP. Can one drive a foreign plated vehicle (have RT status) and let the plates expire here and still be OK? Can one drive the foreign plated vehicle and obtain the Mexican Driver's license when the stateside license expires and be legal? Thanks ahead of time for keeping to the topic of the questions.
  10. US Driver's license

    I had heard that you only need the current plates if you drive over the border back into the states. Not planning on that. Just need to know if I can combine a current mexican driver's license with the foreign plated vehicle. Cedros, sound like you think that works. Hope to hear from others.
  11. Hello, helpful web boarders. My US Driver's license expires 1 year from now. I am able to drive my foreign plated vehicle (unless law changes) for another 3 year on my RT. Can one obtain a Mexican driver;'s license and be legal operating the foreign plated vehicle with the mexican license? Also does it matter if the foreign plated plates are current down here? I have no intention of going back to the states for these things, except for bringing the foreign plated vehicle out of the country once i go permanente in 3 years. A friend mentioned that some states will renew your DL by mail and you fill out a form on line. But i don't believe New Mexico does that.
  12. Hello, helpful web boarders. My US Driver's license expires 1 year from now. I am able to drive my foreign plated vehicle (unless law changes) for another 3 year on my RT. Can one obtain a Mexican driver;'s license and be legal operating the foreign plated vehicle with the mexican license? Also does it matter if the foreign plated plates are current down here? I have no intention of going back to the states for these things, except for bringing the foreign plated vehicle out of the country once i go permanente in 3 years. A friend mentioned that some states will renew your DL by mail and you fill out a form on line. But i don't believe New Mexico does that.
  13. RFC number

    OK. Just looked in my box o papeles and seems like I had one in 2006 when I was working in the city. In those days the schools got you everything, no running around. Going to check this out Saturday. Thanks again.
  14. RFC number

    Does that link also allow you to check if you already have one? I have worked in the country many times. Maybe I have one from other schools and I don't know it.
  15. RFC number

    Looks like I need the link for "trabajadores". Think I'm going to have my administrator at the school explore the online option for obtaining it. If that doesn't work, then I'll go to the place on Americas which she called SAT. But think I'll put off that overnight in the city just now. I work every Saturday there, so thought I might go to an office for that tomorrow. But now I think not. Could be easier than I thought. thanks to all. Teresa
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