[vcf-midatlantic] Mac SE coming to Workshop

Douglas Crawford touchetek at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 15:15:55 EDT 2017

The other nice thing is that these are perhaps the most reliable compacts
- not requiring extensive if any recapping on the boards.
Hard drive reliability is another issue.

On 8/11/2017 1:57 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I have about 10 SE variants, I like them because they're small.  The only
> Mac's I support.  That's basically the line I draw Apple-wise, age wise.
> 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.
>> 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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