[vcf-midatlantic] MAC with squashed screen (william degnan)

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 12:07:41 EDT 2016

I just repaired a stuck eject mechanism on a 512k, and used my go-to
lubricant... schaeffer's penetro 90. It breaks down the old grease,
and leaves lubrication behind unlike wd-40.

Someone had removed a disk from the drive forcefully, and broke the
plastic piece that moves into the optical sensor to tell the drive
when the disk is installed. To fix it I heated up a piece of wire with
a torch and melted it into the plastic. After trimming to length it
works perfectly.


On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 12:01 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> Just an FYI, these two books : Dead Mac Scrolls (
>> http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Mac-Scrolls-MacIntosh-Thousands/dp/0940235250)
>> and Mac Classic & Se: Repair and Upgrade Secrets (
>> http://www.amazon.com/Mac-Classic-Se-Upgrade-Secrets/dp/1566090229)
>> Are extremely useful books for this type of repair.  I use them both a lot
>> on all of the unibody Macs that I'm fixing.
>> Details on what parts drive what in ways that are fairly simple to
>> understand (I just need the guidance as to what part to replace as
>> well... not an EE... I can solder well enough for any sort of repair on
>> these :-) )
>> I've also got some things for stuck drives (and sources for the gear that
>> can go as well).
>> Earl
> Thank you very much.  I am also interested in more information about
> repairing stuck drives.
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