This is some VERY sad news. I just got off the phone with Amanda, Kevin's (AKA Gravitar's) wife. Kevin died last night. This is extremely distressing for me as I considered him one of my best "Internet Buds". He was also one of the Panasonic Toughbook forum founders and really helped to get this forum rolling. I started buying parts from Kevin a long time ago. He joined the forum a little after I did. He was instrumental in making this forum into what it is today as he was one of the first gung-ho nuts on here with the rest of us. He was always willing to share his expertise and has helped so many of us, including me, out of some tight spots when we were ready to pull our hair out! Many of us have either gotten free parts shipped to us from him or gotten a great deal on a very hard to find part. Kevin leaves behind a great wife and 6 beautiful kids. I know that she will have a lot on her plate in the coming days/weeks. Yet one of her first worries was to find out if Kevin owed anyone any parts here. Amanda needs our help with something else. I always thought Kevin was exaggerating a little when he said he had stuff stacked floor to ceiling in his shop. Well... He does! Twenty seven+ shelving units full! All stacked floor to ceiling. I know that Amanda knows what some of the parts are as I emailed back and forth with her many times on parts orders. I know that he has a bunch of CF-27s but I also know that he has some other pretty cool stuff there as well... Including other Toughbooks. Amanda lives in the Roseville, Michigan area. Roseville looks to be about 15 miles or so northeast of Detroit. I know that Kevin spoke to a few of you out there about hooking up to pick up parts at various times... Or getting together to figure out a problem. The last time I saw that was some time ago and I'm not sure if those members are still around. But she will eventually need someone who knows PCs, laptops, games/gaming stuff and other electronics to come by and take a look to give her an idea of what to do with all the stuff. My idea was that if someone could just tell her what everything is, or point her in the right direction, she could sticker it for sale or donation. I know she isn't ready for it right this minute but I'm sure she will call or email me when she is. I told Amanda that I would post this thread and provide a link to her so that she could keep an eye on the responses and any volunteers that may want to drop by to go through everything. It sounds like it would take the better part of a day to go through... At least. If you live near the Detroit area and would like to help out (Or know someone who lives close-by to her)... Please PM me your contact info and I will pass it on to Amanda. Likewise, if he needed to ship out parts to anyone here, please let me know and I will pass that info on to Amanda. If anyone has any other ideas as to how to pitch in to help please let me know. Thanks, Rick Amanda... Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. EDIT - You can donate directly to Amanda and the kids via Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org. I've heard that she is close to what she needs to cover Kevin's burial expense... But I'm sure she will still need help after that.