Re: Tech weekend -- everyone's projects ...
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David" <davesica@...> wrote:
> Ian Primus made my day by providing a fresh boot disk for my Osborne 1, which to my great delight woke right up and ran after napping for perhaps the past 20 years.A mistake many people make, and made during the event, was to run the Osborne without opening the vent. It will cook itself. Open the vent.
> I may also be in the running for a "last to smoke" prize. As I was demonstrating the newly-revived Osborne back at home to my daughters, daughter #1 suddenly yelled out "Dad, it's on Fire!"
Otherwise, various caps will short and smoke. Find them as soon as possible after ignition. Then tag 'em so you can repair them later. Wait a day, a week, and you will lose the smell of it, it will stink up the rest of the machine.
>> A mistake many people make, and made during the event, was to run the Osborne without opening the vent. It will cook itself. Open the vent. Otherwise, various caps will short and smoke.Lesson learned! Will keep the vent open on the museum display unit. Thanks for showing me that -- I didn't know there was a vent. I thought that was some kind of service panel.