Re: New member, hi guys!

From: simon <simski_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 23:21:19 +0200

i got my three widgets going and when they run, i've put them there for a couple of hours sitting on their side outside the case. one of the drives sounded like a f16 coming over, but even after a couple of minutes the sound became less and was after a couple of hours completely gone to a normal hum. by putting them on their side, the grease inside the ball bearings got heated up and melted between the balls again. never had a startup problem since.

oh and rubbing the edge connectors with a smooth pencil eraser helps a lot with the jumping screen problems...

On 30-sep-2009, at 21:38, Sterling wrote:

> I was on the vintage mac group didn't even realize there was a Lisa/
> MacXL list!
> I just purchased my first used MacXL off Ebay this week and still have
> to go pick it up.
> I'm totally excited, I haven't owned one since the mid 1980's...
> I used to have two of them running a Mac BBS in Utah in the 80's.
> I still remember taking the front cover off and smacking the Widget
> hard drive with my hand to get it to boot.
> Probably sticktion or something, LOL!
> Anywho, this one I bought doesn't turn on anymore apparently so I'm
> going to have to ask for some help when I get it on the bench and
> hopefully get it working again.
> >


met vriendelijke groet

Simon Claessen

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