1650Re: [midatlanticretro] Disaster restoration
- Nov 4, 2005Youch!...I would wrap/bag the working pieces and wait for a non-functioning
12 to come along (ebay or ??), buy it, and then do a transplant. It would
not hurt to try to fix the case, but load-bearing plastic is hard to recover.
At 01:27 PM 11/4/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>I'm looking for an opinion. First a word of caution, the following
>tale contains a graphic description of the destruction of a classic
>computer. If such things make you queasy, please turn away.
>I have several TRS-80 Model 12 computers with dual 8" disk drives.
>They reside on a heavy duty metal shelf that is fastened to the wall.
>The one on the top shelf is about 5.5' off the ground. The bracket
>that holds this shelf to the shelving upright decided it didn't like
>being where it was and fell to the floor. Unfortunately, this was the
>bracket on the front, and the shelf pitched forward. So did the 30
>pound model 12. Fortunately, it didn't land quite directly on the
>cement floor below, but struck a glancing blow.
>Now, one of my model 12's (and the only on whose case had not
>yellowed) is in about 5 brazillion pieces (actually only about 100 or
>so, but this is my story).
>What to do? I can use some glues and re-enforcers to reassemble the
>case. I can also re-align the floppy drives. But what happens to
>the "value" of the computer.
>Personally, as long as it functions, and is intact after repairs, it
>doesn't bother me. What do you all think?
>Any suggestions for the type of glue to use? The case in question is
>made of that brittle, hard plastic that RS was fond of in its
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