back ontopic: mac 400k drive.

From: R. Stricklin <>
Date: Mon Jan 26 22:15:37 1998

The grease on the eject rails hardens and causes this behaviour. You -can-
get it out with the paper clip if it moves at all, but you have to push

Anyway, dismantle the mac, pull the drive, and use a light petroleum
distillate (I used trumpet valve oil on a q-tip) to dissolve the grease
and get the mechanism working smoothly again. I had to really pull the two
drives I did this to apart to get at all the parts, but it all worked out
well in the end.

Mind those stupid e-clips that like to spring off into the aether, though.

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Received on Mon Jan 26 1998 - 22:15:37 GMT

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