What fun from a Macintosh SE

From: Ron Hudson <ron.hudson_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: Fri Aug 20 14:41:01 2004

On Aug 20, 2004, at 12:24 PM, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Ron Hudson wrote:
>> On Aug 20, 2004, at 9:55 AM, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>>> On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Ron Hudson wrote:
>>>> Thanks, but I don't have the required long torx screwdriver and case
>>>> cracker tool, and I am a little scared to crack open the case, mean
>>>> evil
>>>> nasty high voltages live in there. Besides I might bust something
>>>> inside
>>>> and that would be bad.
>>> What kind of crap attitude is that?
>> What kind of crack is that Sellam.
> It's a pretty defeastist and lazy message for this group. I'm just not
> accustomed to people being too lazy to find the right tool, too scared
> to
> open up a case, and too insecure to attempt any sort of inspection of a
> computer.

1 - I am not working - I can't afford to replace whatever I may break
2 - It's working well with it's 2mb of memory under OS 6, I don't really
     *Need* OS 7.

Perhaps if it were not for these, I would chance it. I know All in One
macs are
pretty cheap (except I live in Tulare CA, A long ways from anywhere)

>> Just because I don't want to take a chance of RUINING the ONE Mac SE I
>> have. EASY for you to say. You've got random machines stacked to the
>> roof. I've seen them.
> You want another?

Yes please - or perhaps a powerbook - tradya

>> There are dangerous voltages on the analog board of that machine.
>> Perhaps even FATAL voltages.
> You're more likely to get hit by a car than get zapped by your
> Macintosh
> if you take simple precautions, like unplugging it from the wall for
> example.

Yes I already know to unplug it and let it sit unplugged overnight or
a few hours at least. The CRT is a big capacitor and if it is not
drianed it can throw you across the room. (well at least TV crts can.)

>> On top of that you know nothing of my electronics repair skills, I
>> know
>> what my limits may be. I would not want to break one of the SIM
>> holders.
> Take a chance.

like I said - easy for you to say

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