Re: [midatlanticretro] So? Anyone get on-topic gifts?
> > I'm not sure. I got Cyber Clean
> > (http://www.cyberclean.tv). It is supposed
> > to be a cleaning compound for electronic devices. "press it on and the
> > dirt is gone". Anyone have any experience with this ? Is safe to use
> > circuit boards etc. We are always cleaning vintage computers and I'm50yrs
> > wondering if this material is useful or just a fad.
> That look like silly putty, it does the same thing-- it's been around for
> Ever try to clean the dirt out of silly putty, it's because everythingsticks to it.
>I got this for Christmas too...I will let you know how it works.
I got a few ENIAC plug boards at the local Goodwill for 50 cents each, but
when I got them home I spilled my Hamberger Helper dinner on two of them.
I will try Comet to clean one, and Cyberclean on the other, to see which
gets them shinier.
On Jan 5, 2010, at 11:30 AM, brian_cirulnick wrote:
> And When Steve returned to Apple, and the iMac came out, he got
> what he wanted -- the floppy was gone.
BUT.... the electronics for it were part of the early iMac
motherboards. Some early adopters easily hacked the machine and just
ran some ribbon cable from the mother board out to an external
floppy, and it would work just fine, thank you very much.
I opted to get an outboard Imation "super disk", which would read and
write to their proprietary 120 MB disk or standard high density 1.4
MB floppies. The Imation drive used a USB connection. Still have it
somewhere, along with a disk that contains tax programs and data.
But the latest date on the disk is 1998, so I'm unlikely to have the
IRS ask me to explain anything on a tax return that old. Most people
can discard tax stuff more than 7 years old without worry.
73 de Ray