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Re: [midatlanticretro] Apple II glitch

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  • John S
    Try pulling on the... erm... springy loady thingy (I don t know what to call it either) after inserting a disk, as it is supposed to be pushed out and
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 30, 2009
      Try pulling on the... erm... springy loady thingy (I don't know what to call it either) after inserting a disk, as it is supposed to be pushed out and sometimes doesn't get pushed out quite enough when the drive is too old.

      On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Eric Adler <tonsofpcs2@...> wrote:


      sounds like it may be an issue with the springy closing mechanism
      (yea, that's a technical term). Try loading and unloading a floppy
      you don't care about repeatedly, then load/unload nothing, then floppy
      again to give it some exercise (with the system off)



      On 6/27/09, evan@... <evan@...> wrote:
      > Museum Apple II+ won't boot. I tried other disks. Drive spins, nothing
      > happens though. Somebody want to come by today or tomorrow and fix it?
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    • Evan Koblentz
      Catch up on your unread messages .... this is long fixed. :)
      Message 2 of 5 , Jun 30, 2009
        Catch up on your unread messages .... this is long fixed.  :)
        Try pulling on the... erm... springy loady thingy (I don't know what to call it either) after inserting a disk, as it is supposed to be pushed out and sometimes doesn't get pushed out quite enough when the drive is too old.

        On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Eric Adler <tonsofpcs2@...> wrote:


        sounds like it may be an issue with the springy closing mechanism
        (yea, that's a technical term). Try loading and unloading a floppy
        you don't care about repeatedly, then load/unload nothing, then floppy
        again to give it some exercise (with the system off)



        On 6/27/09, evan@... <evan@...> wrote:
        > Museum Apple II+ won't boot. I tried other disks. Drive spins, nothing
        > happens though. Somebody want to come by today or tomorrow and fix it?

      • John S
        I don t see any messages regarding this (my inbox is flooded with crap and I m a nub with mailing lists) but glad it s fixed.
        Message 3 of 5 , Jul 1, 2009
          I don't see any messages regarding this (my inbox is flooded with crap and I'm a nub with mailing lists) but glad it's fixed.

          On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 12:07 AM, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:


          Catch up on your unread messages .... this is long fixed.  :)


          Try pulling on the... erm... springy loady thingy (I don't know what to call it either) after inserting a disk, as it is supposed to be pushed out and sometimes doesn't get pushed out quite enough when the drive is too old.

          On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Eric Adler <tonsofpcs2@...> wrote:


          sounds like it may be an issue with the springy closing mechanism
          (yea, that's a technical term). Try loading and unloading a floppy
          you don't care about repeatedly, then load/unload nothing, then floppy
          again to give it some exercise (with the system off)



          On 6/27/09, evan@... <evan@...> wrote:
          > Museum Apple II+ won't boot. I tried other disks. Drive spins, nothing
          > happens though. Somebody want to come by today or tomorrow and fix it?


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