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Today I fixed....

Postby stephen_usher » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:20 pm

Today I fixed the 30 odd year old electrical safety issue with the Miracle System floppy disk drive unit.

Miracle Systems in their infinite wisdom only fitted a two core cable to the steel cased floppy units. Today this wouldn't be allowed as it's too easy for the case to become live if a wire comes loose etc.

This evening I retro-fitted a 3 core cable and tied the earth to the case. Far safer.


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Re: Today I fixed....

Postby Dave » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:12 am

You have something against surprises? :P


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Re: Today I fixed....

Postby stephen_usher » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:00 pm

Yeah, at least electrical ones. :-)

Last night I fixed a Mac Plus, stopping it tripping the whole house electrics. Another electrical surprise I'd rather not have. It was caused by some delayed smoke generators (RIFA capacitors) on the analogue board. I'll do the same fix on the other Mac Plus over the weekend.



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