Apple III (was: Apple III motherboard)

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Sat Jun 17 20:26:05 2000

> Any other examples of semi-official fixes like this one? The only other one

I saw someone at Apple explain the semi-official fix for the Seagate drive
stiction problem, or was it the Quantum lubrication problem? I forget.
It went something like this:

1. Disk drives are mechanically delicate devices. Handle them carefully
    and do not subject them to unnecessary shock.

2. The drive electronics are static sensitive. Make sure you take all
    the precautions against static discharge, including using a grounded
    wrist strap, etc.

3. Carefully open the computer.

4. Carefully disconnect the cables from the disk drive. Remember, the
    cables are delicate and the pins are easily bent.

5. Remove the screws holding the drive in place. Don't drop the drive!

6. Remove the drive.

7. Hold the drive in one hand, a few feet above a very sturdy surface.

8. Whack the drive against the surface as hard as you can.

9 & up: [reinstall drive in computer, roughly the reverse of the steps

As I recall, the instructions were in fact even more anal-retentive about
careful handling of the drive (prior to the whacking part). :-)
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