[vcf-midatlantic] Mac SE coming to Workshop

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Fri Aug 11 16:02:16 EDT 2017


On 08/11/2017 03:43 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 2:29 PM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> 
>> Never drop them! Sticktion can (usually) safely be fixed by placing the
>> drive on a smooth surface, rapidly rotating it a few times with a flick of
>> the wrist, then quickly applying power. Dropping risks head damage.
>> The only time this did not work for me, I had to sacrifice the drive by
>> opening it and spinning the platters manually. The drive was absolutely on
>> borrowed time from that point on, but I managed to recover the data. Does
>> not bother using it after that.
>>
>>
>>
> I have had no problems opening a drive to de-stiction it while carefully
> minimizing exposure to dust.  The enclosure is not a vacuum and opening the
> drive for a minute to free it is not necessarily a death sentence.
> Dropping a computer for any reason is worse if you ask me.

Agreed though it's surprising how much 'abusive' bad air it can handle.
But I don't recommend it long  term.

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