Busting CRTs (was Re: Gold price was: Re: ebay feedback)

From: Ethan Dicks <ethan_dicks_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue Dec 7 12:34:58 1999

--- John B <dylanb_at_sympatico.ca> wrote:

> >I just did that accidentally to a Mac SE. :-( I was trying to remove a
> >cable from the innards and my hand slipped and wacked the board on the
> >back of the CRT and skewed it far enough to bust that little tit.
> Do you know how many of those week lost at Queens Park?? One guy in my
> department nailed CRTs 2 in one week... You never forget that "hissing"
> sound that comes out of the unit... then the expression on the person
> working on it.

That was me. I heard this unmistakable noise and just sat there, a victim
of my own carelessness.

> The SEs also had those bad hard drives... the Principal
> Secretary actually had a large screw driver next to his SE... Every time the
> drive wouldn't spin up he would beat the crap out of it. Apple came down and
> they agreed to replace all the flaky hard drives free immediately.

I still have a Quantum PD1800S that has stiction. I paid $1100 for it new
and they didn't consider it to be a warrantable problem. I'll never buy from
them again.


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Received on Tue Dec 07 1999 - 12:34:58 GMT

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