[vcf-midatlantic] batteries in computers (was: NeXTstation)

Jason Howe jason at smbfc.net
Mon Dec 4 16:15:19 EST 2017

I wonder if a Fuji Instax camera would be a good investment for the 
museum for crap like this.  Then the picture can stay in the machine for 


On 12/04/2017 12:17 PM, William Dudley via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> A couple of suggestions:
> Take a photo of the battery in situ before you remove the battery.  If you
> have no "official photographer", use your cell
> phone camera, and then email the photo to Evan with what the picture is of
> in the body of the email.
> This will help later when the battery is to be replaced.
> Extra credit: put the batteyr you removed in a zip log baggie and attach it
> to the computer (or put it
> inside) so a new battery can be purchased if the computer is ever put back
> in service.
> Bill Dudley
> This email is free of malware because I run Linux.
> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 3:04 PM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> Even if the batteries are wired in, they should still be clipped out. It's
>> worth the trouble vs. trying to repair it later on.
>> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 2:12 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>> Comment to "this is too complicated, too much work, etc."  This is the
>>>> cost of long-term ownership. The space and time taken by a computer,
>> will
>>>> be lost if it it self-destructs and that's not discovered until that
>>>> computer is needed or accessed.
>>> Completely agree, we'll start doing that.
>>> But yet another plea: we need more helpers.
>> --
>> Jason Perkins
>> 313 355 0085

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