[vcf-midatlantic] Mac SE coming to Workshop

Jeffrey Brace ark72axow at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 14:06:38 EDT 2017


On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 1:52 PM, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
>
Like I said drop it is just like kicking it to fix it. Drop, kick, smack.
It takes a certain kind of expert to know which one to use.


> 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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