[vcf-midatlantic] Mac SE coming to Workshop

Adam Michlin amichlin at swerlin.com
Fri Aug 11 13:52:44 EDT 2017

Certain early brand new SE hard drives (I want to say Quantum 40s and 
80s, but my memory is fuzzy) were prone to so-called "stiction" even 
back in the day when they were new. Back in the day we would drop the 
computer from a few inches and often fix them.

My understanding is that if that works these days your drive is on 
borrowed time (maybe even back then!).

On 8/11/2017 1:42 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I'm interested in compact macs. I have an SE/30 that I used in college and
> loved the machine!
> Besides replacing the sticker, I also found that kicking computers helps
> too. Sometimes these old machines are just grouch old computers. If in
> doubt kick it!
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:34 AM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> I am picking up a MAC SE model 5011 with a bad SCSi HD (I am told) on the
>> way to the workshop Saturday to play around with.  Not sure if anyone is
>> into these I think the hard drive is bad because it needs a new Apple
>> sticker on the side.  I have found if you replace the sticker the computer
>> fixes itself.

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